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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: 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.

Programs: 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.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 Freda J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I'm the widow of a WW11 & Korean vet . I held two offices in the Vfw Womens Auxiliary ,Patriotic Instructor & Chaplain .I also worked as a day time Bartender at this Harlingen ,Texas VFW post 2410 for over three years .I volunteered every chance I got and drew and painted all the service flags on the fence . The mission of the post is to help vets and widows . The commander hated me and let it be known in every way he could .He would cuss me out and miss treated me all the time .When I complained it only got worse .I was fired for no reason on July 7,2010 and now on unemployment and have filed a lawsuit against my post .

Comments ( 1 )

vfwfoundation The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation is a wholly seperate charitable entity of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Thus, we have no direct connection to local VFW Posts nor are we involved with any of their activities. In other words, this alleged complaint is in no way associated to the operation or outreach of the VFW Foundation. Simply stated, the sole mission of the VFW Foundation is to support urgently needed programs and services that boost the morale of U.S. troops overseas, their families back home and America's often forgotten veterans. We are extremely proud of our unblemished record of responsible fund management and patriotic concern for those among us who have or are currently serving our great country.