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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to ​provide critically needed​ support ​to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. ​ ​

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

41

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Received a huge oversized package in the mail from this "charity" containing a calculator, appointment book and bound notepad. This is a disgusting attempt at guilt-based donations. I looked them up on several charity guide websites and I now understand why every website has them rated as an "F". Criminal to call this group a charity.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The underlying issue with fraudulent charities is that 1. They are easy to set up and cheap, around $300 to make it legal. 2. The law has no minimum requirement as for how much $$ they have to give to their cause. Due to the prior 2 reasons it has be become a large systemic scam used for more than simply getting money on false pretenses.

Review from CharityNavigator

15

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

My wife has been sending DVNF $25.00 each month for 1 1/2 years, but earlier this month when we saw the CNN piece on DVNF, that has stopped. My wife is very upset about this as she has been very supportive of Veterans Charities for about 25 years. We are now checking into the background of three other charities for veterans to see if they are worthy of our donations.

Review from CharityNavigator

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I also have been watching Anderson Cooper's report on DVNF (Disabled Veterans National Foundation) on CNN...This appears to be a fraudulent "charity" according to the reports. They use a fundraising company I believe called Guadriga Art who charges more for the money they obtain for the so called charity than the "charity" receives...And, according also to the report, DVNF has collected some $56 million dollars and will not answer any questions as to where this money is going...how it's being used for the Vets...when questioned by a reporter the door was slammed in his face by a rather old and rude woman who heads the "charity". As the daughter of a WWII pilot who flew many missions over Europe including the bombing of the oil fields in Romania I am appalled. This "charity" should be investigated immediately. To think that our Vets who have served our country are being ripped off by DVNF makes my stomach do backflips.

Review from Guidestar

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

CNN has just aired a 2-part report suggesting fraud consisting of taking in millions of dollars for Vets and then sending Veterans organizations things they get for free and things that are not useful.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This "charity" spends too much money on fund raising and related expenses. It appears that only about 16% is used for the intended purpose.

Review from Guidestar

9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I received today a large package from this foundation. I do not want to open it and will return it, because I do not believe this is the way to make money for services.
By looking at the financials of this foundation, it turns out that only 64% of a contribution goes to services for the veterans. While I have seen even worse performances of Veterans & Military charities (Intrepid Fallen Heroes...: 20%!!!!; Home for Our Troops: 33%!!!!), it bear to say that all the charities I support are easily over 90%.
Why these horrible performances from these charities???
The only one that I support (and just reaches 90%) is the US Veterans Initiative (aka U.S. VETS).

Review from Guidestar

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

They seem to waste money. Received a a 12X15" envelope containing a key chain and ball point pen. Not wise use of resources. How do they help our disabled vets?

Review from Guidestar

18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

"Disabled Veterans National Foundation" (1.888.782.2148) seems to spend an exorbitant amount of money on guilt-based fundraising. My elderly parents (on a fixed income) have received MANY solicitations for donations - often accompanied by "gifts" such as full-sized flags, blankets, calculators, etcetera.