Foundation For American Veterans

Rating: 1.17 stars   24 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: W Bloomfield MI USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

36 people found this review helpful

When asked for a donation over the phone, they asked for a credit card number. When I said I'd rather send it by mail, there was a noticeable pause, and they begrudgingly agreed. Today I received the statement, then called the Better Business Bureau, which has absolutely no record of this organization. Then I went to this review site.

Thanks SO much to those of you who were compelled to write. I have decided not to honor my pledge.

Only 8% goes to Vets? Aw, c'mon...

 
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37 people found this review helpful

I just got out of the hospital on July 13 - this foundation called three times the first day, four times the second day - after, mind you, I promised to send them a $30 donation. They hounded me relentlessly!!!! I needed sleep and every 2 hours my friggin' phone was ringing. Not only am I NOT sending them $30 but I am also turning them into the phone company in the morning!!!!! Rating this a big fat ZERO

 
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66 people found this review helpful

From the military money matters web page:

According to a Charity Navigator report in 2005, the Foundation for American Veterans used just 6 cents of every dollar raised for services for veterans.

For FY 2007, the Foundation for American Veterans devoted 11% of its total expenses to program services for veterans.

An article in the Portland Observer in December, 2009, indicated that FAV used 8.67 percent of funds raised for its cause, landing Foundation for American Veterans on the Oregon Attorney General's list of the 20 worst charities soliciting in the state, based on how much of its contributions actually go to the stated cause.

http://www.military-money-matters.com/foundation-for-american-veterans.html#axzz3e0TtAUm4

 
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104 people found this review helpful

DO NOT give to this organization. I, too, was talked into giving a small amount, smaller than their first request. I told them that I am on a very fixed income and have an incurable cancer but treatable cancer that is very expensive, and if I have any money left at the end of the month I would send what I could, adding that if I didn't send any this month, I would try next month. After speaking to the first representative, I was transferred to another person, who re quested the same amount that I said I would try to send but not able to guarentee that amount this month. A few days later I received an envelope First class mail Thanking me and Thanking God for where we are because of our veterans, adding at the end Bob McDonald, National Director is praying that I fulfill my pledge. They try to guilt you into donating if you have second thoughts. After the end of the month I received a non-profit status mailing reminder. Obviously they didn't respect my willingness to send what I could when I could.

 
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141 people found this review helpful

When these guys called they asked to speak to my wife. I saw on my phone it was from some vet foundation. i told them I was a vet and they should speak to me. They hung up. Then they called the next day and again asked to speak to my wife. I told my wife that they hung up on me the day before and to tell the them to F off. She told them in a more lady like way not to call us. they called the next day and spoke to me. I told them to not to call. they called the next day, and they keep calling every day. today I googled who they are, found out they are a scam. I am searching for legal action I can take. They are harrassing me and now I see they do this to a lot of other people. I'll do a little more searching on what legal action I can take to sue them.

 
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92 people found this review helpful

Received two calls today...the first male caller hung up when told that I work for the VA, the second male caller was rude when I told him it was the second call today....
Called back the number and got a message that sounded a lot like the male caller.
I would not donate to this group.

Was your donation impactful?

No

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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94 people found this review helpful

I have been contacted every three months for the past two years by these people for an "annual" donation. Each time they try really hard to get my credit card number. Once they suggested I give them the routing number to my bank. They sound very disappointed when I tell them I'm sending cash. That's it. The next time I hear from them, I'm contacting my state's attorney general.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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67 people found this review helpful

When contacted by the Foundation for American Veterans, I reluctantly and against my better judgment agreed to the minimum contribution. Since then, I looked into the organization and now definitely feel that I was duped. I will honor my pledge, but will never give to them again. There are many worthy and upright organizations that are deserving of my charity, but this is not one of them.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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48 people found this review helpful

I get many calls and had agreed on a small donation amount. What I noticed is that the return envelopes and the bills for payment all resemble each other and all come from Michigan. They always want me to use my debit card or credit card and I refuse and ask for a bill to be mailed to me. I've spent several hours scanning the Internet and have decided that none of these organizations including Foundation for American Veterans are legitimate enough to warrant any more of my money. I suspect they all sit in the same room while making their calls. There are enough local charities in my community that I should have no trouble finding a charity of choice and give to them. From now on when I see an 877, 866, etc area code, I'm not answering my phone. I had an unlisted number and was wondering why I still get so many calls and the callers having my name. I found out that the phone company (Suddenlink) sells their listings and they do not screen out unlisted numbers. Not happy about that. So, heads up for those in doubt - hang up and give locally.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

No

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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43 people found this review helpful

http://www.military-money-matters.com/foundation-for-american-veterans.html is a good website to check out The Foundation for American Veterans. I just got a call moments ago solicting for care packages to be sent to the troops in Iraq. There is nothing on their website indicating this project is underway. I said I would donate ONLY if they checked out on-line and they do not check out. The Foundation for American Veterans does not publish financial information on its web site. The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance reports that the organization failed to provide the requested information, so BBB cannot determine whether it meets their 20 standards for charity accountability. According to a Charity Navigator report in 2005, the Foundation for American Veterans used just 6 cents of every dollar raised for services for veterans.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

 
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