See how Yellowstone's Cole Hauser assists military families in need.

Cole Hauser is arguably best known as Rip Wheeler on Yellowstone, the rough cowboy who isn't afraid to get his hands dirty. (In fact, he probably enjoys it that way.)

Off-screen, Hauser is a husband and father of three with a huge heart of gold. So it's no wonder that one of Hauser's passions (apart from acting) is assisting military families who have experienced loss.

Hauser is on the charitable board of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF), a nonprofit organization that provides educational 

assistance to the children of dead Special Operations personnel and Medal of Honor recipients. 

The foundation provides these youngsters with financial assistance in the form of college scholarships as well as educational advice.

Hauser recently spoke with CBS News about his thoughts on the foundation's aim.

"I'm a big fan of second chances," Hauser told CBS News. "When a child loses a family member, it's a huge loss for them, and the idea that they have a second chance to go and educate themselves."

SOWF has grown in popularity and resources over the years, with over 1,100 scholarships awarded to date.