Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
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406 W. 34th Street Suite 920 Kansas City MO 64111 USA
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation exists solely to support programs and services that secure, manage and distribute resources to improve the lives of veterans, military service personnel, their families and the communities where they live.
Veterans service activities - the mission is to secure, manage and distribute resources to support veterans, active-duty personnel, the national guard and reserve, their families and communities. The vfw foundation, in support of this mission assisted hundreds of military families in need of financial assistance with disbursements of $361,452 through the un-met needs program to help families experiencing financial difficulties with mortgage, car loans, utilities and other payments. The vfw foundation expended $50,000 that was used for "welcome home" and other recognition events for military members and their families. In addition, these funds were used to provide free "call-days" for active duty military that are stationed overseas. The vfw foundation expended $625,000 to provide scholarships for the vfw and sports clips help-a-hero scholarship program. This program provides up to $5,000 in scholarships to veterans or current military personnel with a rank of e-5 or below. Additionally, the vfw foundation expended $200,000 to support vfw service officers. These officers play a key role in assisting veterans in dealing with the department of veterans affairs and other agencies. These officers are formally trained and accredited to represent veterans and their dependents or survivors. This structure ensures that no veteran, dependent or survivor needs to deal with the agencies administering veteran's programs without expert representation.
community service & public awareness - the mission supports programs that foster patriotism, citizenship education and volunteerism, community improvement and youth development programs. The vfw foundation made grants of $20,000 to promote and sponsor a scholarship program that included a trip to washington d. C. For high school scholarship winners who wrote essays to honor patriotism.
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The VFW Foundation is a partner of the Kansas City Chiefs Football Club. They have significantly enhanced and accelerated our efforts at supporting our nation's finest, our servicemen and women. Through their Return the Favor program, Chiefs fans have been able to witness firsthand the class and dignity in which the VFW Foundation takes care of our troops. From providing tickets to Chiefs games, to highlighting stories of active duty military around the world, they play an integral part in the way we encourage our fans to Return the Favor. VFW Foundation has gone above and beyond as we have gone to military bases and veteran's hospitals around the region to spread goodwill and encourage the men and women in uniform. We are eager to continue to build on the strength of our partnership in the years to come.
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