Foundation For American Veterans

Rating: 1.05 stars   166 reviews

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Veterans

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W Bloomfield MI USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

36 people found this review helpful

Abusive. Legitimate non-profits do NOT harass consumers over the phone.

Further, we NEVER enroll in or subscribe to any form of telemarketing, opt-in contact database or any form of solicitation databases of any kind. This seedy group obtained our personal information from public records. Their calls were not SOLICITED by us in any shape, way or form.

From this group's abusive calling methodologies, they would very strongly appear to be a scam organization. Also, they are a blight on the Veteran community. I am a Marine combat Veteran and find their practices insulting, offensive and rude.

 
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34 people found this review helpful

ZERO Stars- constantly calling for donations. I told them I already work with a Veterans Group but he still continued! Finally he asked for just a $15 donation I said ok and immediately there was a woman on the line to take my Credit Card. I said send me a request on there Letterhead. After receiving the request I checked them out and found that a very small portion of the donations go to Veterans the rest is ??? Many, Many complaints. DO NOT GIVE THEM CREDIT CARD NUMBERS OR SEND MONEY- other Veterans Organizations are much more beneficial to the Vets.

 
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26 people found this review helpful

I give this company a ZERO Star Rating!!!!!!
Rec'd a call from this operation. Caller was asking for $$$ for Homeless Veterans. My husband asked how our number was rec'd and was told from a list. The caller was dumbfounded when told that I work for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Minnesota has Programs set up to help veterans that need Outreach Assistance.
If they call back it will be reported to the Attorney Generals Office.

 
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32 people found this review helpful

Foundation For American Veterans calling between 8:00pm and 10:00pm for the past five business days. I will not answer the phone. I 'googled' the firm and discovered their website has been removed and their domain is locked. http://www.fav.org After reading the other reviews it is clear this organization is not sincere. Scummy, to say the least.

 
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43 people found this review helpful

These are not legit fundraisers. I doubt they have a bond or the paperwork needed to do fundraising. I was a bonded commercial fundraiser for years. And we would never use the tactics this company uses. Sounds more like some guys who installed some phones in their basement and made up a charity.

 
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105 people found this review helpful

Only 8% of YOUR donation actually goes to a VET!! 8 cents of every dollar you donate. The bulk goes to for profit companies. I received a call soliciting a donation for this organization. After listening to their pitch I agreed to send a donation after I reviewed their Form 990. For 2009 they reported $5.9 Million in grants & contributions (pg 1line 8). They spent $3.2 Million on fundraising to ONE firm (pg 8 section B 1A). That's 54% of their total donations. They spent another $1.7 Million on collectors and billers. OUT OF ALL THAT CASH THEY BROUGHT IN ONLY $500,000 (1/2 a million) WAS ACTUALLY SPENT ON VETS!!!! That's 8% if you are keeping track. Make your own decision; but these guys are NOT getting my support.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A little

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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