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U.S. soldiers of the 502nd Infantry regiment 2nd Batallion 3rd Platoon of the Charger Company, stand at a checkpoint around Lakokhel camp in the Zari district of Kandahar city on December 02, 2010. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. soldiers of the 502nd Infantry regiment 2nd Batallion 3rd Platoon of the Charger Company, stand at a checkpoint around Lakokhel camp in the Zari district of Kandahar city on December 02, 2010. (Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)
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Less than 1 percent of assets and revenue in the nonprofit world go to organizations that exclusively serve veterans and military members. Now, philanthropist Steven Cohen is putting $275 million towards a venture called Cohen Veterans Network.

Cohen will be opening 25 clinics across the country in the next three to five years, free of charge to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health issues.

Here & Now's Peter O’Dowd speaks with Amy Costello, founder and managing editor of the Tiny Spark podcast, about Cohen's plans.

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This segment aired on April 25, 2016.

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