Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US and Foundation

Year Founded:

1996

Address:

406 West 34th Street
Kansas City, MO

EIN:

43-1758998

Top Leadership Pay:

Secretary and Treasurer Debra Anderson, $203,431

Revenue:

$9,967,969

Expenses:

$4,182,841

Description

Based on its 2019 tax return, the net assets of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US and Foundation equal 3.9 times its $4.2 million budget. This may be an indication that the group is spending too little of its donations on programs. We recommend net assets exceed no more than 3 years of the group’s annual budget.

According to the New York Attorney General, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US and Foundation reported raising $13,057,330.94 from solicitation campaigns using professional fundraising firms between 2005 and 2020. Of this, only $3,873,648.86 (29.7 percent) went to the charity; the rest was kept by the solicitors. Read more here.

We do not recommend giving to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US and Foundation. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities and Recommended Charities for alternatives.

Mission Statement

Provide support to military families struggling with financial difficulties; promote VFW community service projects; provide grants used for military scholarships; provide grants to support VFW national veteran service officers, who provide free assistance to veterans with their Veterans Affairs (VA) filings.