Wounded Warrior Project

Rating: 3.87 stars   478 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Veterans

Location: 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300 Jacksonville FL 32256 USA

Mission: To Honor And Empower Wounded Warriors
Target demographics: veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families.
Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of wounded veterans and their families. You can visit our impact pages here:http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission/who-we-serve.aspx.
Geographic areas served: the veterans service industry
Programs: combat stress recovery, physical health and wellness, employment and education, long-term support, benefits and peer engagement opportunities. In total we offer 19 free programs and services warriors and their families.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 1 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

After looking at salaries and percentage that go to disabled Vets, I would chose any other charity.
Disabled American Veterans is a volunteer run organization run by actual Veterans. A far better resource for your money.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get rid of it, completely. It is useless in delivering care to Veterans.

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Unlikely

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No

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No

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2013

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Rating: 2 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I so whole heartedely support our veterans and Wounded Warriors. They are all wounded in some form. They can never come home the same. My husband was a Viet Nam vet so I have seen the lingering pain first hand. I chose to donate on a monthly basis with the funds taken out of my checking account. Pretty simple huh? I am very seriously considering ceasing this. Why??? I still receive frequent letters begging for more. Money spent, needlessly in my opinion. And now to my biggest gripe about this organization..... I received a "gift" from them. I send my money for our Wounded Warriors and I expect every possible cent to go to them. I do not need or want a "gift". A cheap piece of fabric they call a blanket. Now for my biggest gripe of them all........ my gift was made in...Yes!! you guessed it CHINA!!! Who are we supporting here our American troops or the country of China!! Yes, I am furious about it. I would truly love an answer from someone with some authority in the organization!

At least I feel better getting this off my chest!

Flowergirl58966

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Stop the with "gifts"!

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2014

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Rating: 2 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

Though there are plenty of people who have had positive experiences as wounded vets, of which I am grateful, a recent submission of executive pay (CY 2014) disclosed that top executives are paid hundreds of thousands to millions a year. Perks like private jets are also provided. I do not like the idea that a gross percentage of my money is going to provide a high lifestyle rather than helping vets. Thus, I have ceased my donations and will find a group with a more charitable approach.

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Rating: 1 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My monthly contribution stops immediately until WWP staffing gets real. If indeed the senior staff gets this type of monetary reward then you all better go back to the drawing board and come up with some realistic salaries. No way should the amount of money being received by the Project be distributed in the manner demonstrated within the IRS 990. Military personnel are entitled to leadership and this is by no means that. Leaders make sacrifices don't you ever forget that. Here again, if 3.5% is the true final contribution to our veterans, then you have some serious problems.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See above

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Rating: 1 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I CAN believe that so many stupid Americans can be dupped from their money without questioning the top end payroll. Looks like a whopping 3% is their give back.The rest goes to wages, advertizing, travel, and office supplies. Shame Shame Shame.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Up front disclosure on give back and board member wages.

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2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

gee, why can't i open up your 990 form and see how much your president/ceo and officers are making off of our donations?

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Rating: 4 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I was so disappointed to read this. I have been donating, monthly, to what I thought was a good orginization, helping veterans. I'm 86 yrs. old, on a limited income so it was a bit of a sacrifice for me. Can't something be done to correct the handling of the money? I hesitate to donate anymore.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find someone that would see a larger portion of the donations went to the veterans.

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2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

36 people found this review helpful

We have donated to WWP in the past. On the Charity Navigator site it shows the breakdown of what the WWP donated funds have been used for. 30 cents from each dollar go to the veterans we all have thought we were helping. This and the sad reviews from needy vets on this forum should be made known to everyone that shares our thanks and sadness for their sacrifices.........God bless every one of them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change the business plan to focus it on truly providing for the assistance and care of our wounded vets.

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Rating: 2 stars  

18 people found this review helpful

I've donated to Woudned Warrior many times in the past and it does a lot if good work. However, my mail box overflows with solicitatons and after some research (Charity Navigator for one and the State consumer affairs agencies) its clear to me that the could do so much more if the were more eficient. I know you have to spend money (avertising) to raise money (incresae fundraising revenues), but with just 61% of its resources spent on programs its not lean enough to continue earning my limited dollars.

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Get out and see what this organization is doing. Then you may have a better understanding on what advertising and compensating talented people can achieve. The old saying of "you get what you pay for" is evident even with charities. I personally have no problem with the CEO being paid for outstanding work. Advertising is exactly how they bring in this amount of donations to fund their programs. The other Vet organizations are great and I commend them for what they are doing, but they are not reaching today's Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with the same impact as they may have once done for previous generations. They are doing their best and certainly provide help, but WWP understands how to connect with today's wounded, determine their needs, and empower them to get the help using more modern methods.

This charity has tremendously helped a few wounded veterans that I served with and I have seen the impact they've had with many more. I can completely understand why most posters here would draw their conclusion from just looking at the financials, but I encourage you to look at the bigger picture. Connect with a Wounded Warrior that has been helped by this organization and it may help you understand.

I couldn't be happier to be a donor and support these guys for the great work they do!

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2013

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