Disabled American Veterans

Year Founded:



3725 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY



Top Leadership Pay:

CEO, Ntl. Adjutant, and Sec. Marc Burgess, $295,087








Based on its 2019 tax return, we calculate that Disabled American Veterans spent 50 percent of its $144 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending.

Disabled American Veterans used joint cost accounting for 18 percent of its budget. While legal, this accounting method can disguise overhead costs as program spending. We recommend that no more than 5 percent of a budget be allocated to joint cost accounting.

According to the New York Attorney General, the Disabled American Veterans collected $1,716,209.02 in third-party solicitation campaigns between 2015 and 2020, with a net loss of $321,063.45. This means the organization paid a third-party solicitor more than it raised during the solicitation campaigns. Read more here.

We do not recommend giving to the Disabled American Veterans. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities and Recommended Charities for alternatives.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to one single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.