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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission:
Vet Tix/1st Tix* - Creating Memories & Reintegration Opportunities by Giving Something to Those Who Gave.

How?

By supporting our Military, Veterans, First Responders and their Families with entertainment, lasting memories and reintegration opportunities by providing free tickets to sporting events, concerts and family activities with a very small delivery fee.
*95% to programs, GAAP Audited, National 501c3.

Results: OVER 5.2 Million Tickets Distributed!!!
2018 - 1,980,534 tickets given away with a face value of $103,124,910.00
2017 - 1,284,835 tickets given away with a face value of $56,870,847.00
2016 - 810,959 tickets given away with a face value of $31,508,166.00
2015 - 561,236 tickets given away with a face value of $20,502,344.00
2014 - 429,665 tickets given away with a face value of $16,247,001.00
2013 - 272,416 tickets given away with a face value of $10,657,796.00
2012 - 222,138 tickets given away with a face value of $10,783,225.00
2011 - 156,129 tickets given away with a face value of $5,479,558.00
2010 - 112,756 tickets given away with a face value of $2,962,811.00
2009 - 36,587 tickets given away with a face value of $1,226,825.00
2008 - 2,530 tickets given away with a face value of $6,250.00

Target demographics: KIA Families, Veterans, Currently Serving Military and First Responders

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 210,000 families served last year... Vet Tix / 1st Tix reduces stress through entertainment, strengthens family bonds, builds life long memories and encourages service members to stay engaged with American life and local communities.

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: Ticket for Troops, Hero's Wish, Tickets for Responders

Community Stories

2704 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Emp Mitch

Client Served

Rating: 5

Veteran Tickets Foundation Vettix / 1sttix An outstanding and very giving organization. Truly one of a kind. They have afforded me the opportunity to attend various shows, concerts, & sporting events throughout Chicago. Being able to take my son and enjoy a game & show him at an early age the historical significance of each sport and of each team is uplifting. From the Bears to the White Sox to the Blackhawks to the Bulls, he was in awe of them all. When asked if we had another baseball team we could go see, I couldn't lie to my son, I told him the truth....No. Having an opportunity to meet players, observe the monuments & statues at these great stadiums was amazing & memorable in its own right. To get away, w/ my son and be able to block out outside noise, problems, & internal ailments is what was truly priceless. Even if it was for only a few hours. Saying Thank You & being grateful doesn't do it justice neither. The aforementioned nonprofit is second to none in what they do. And hope many more Veterans can take advantage of this great nonprofit and most importantly thanks to the donors. Please keep donating. Without them there wouldn't be a nonprofit to write a review about. USAF Veteran

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization thanks for what you do, I am a soldier and we thank you

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is an incredible organization that fulfills Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines wishes from concerts to ball games thanks to the generosity of thier donors. An outstanding organization that serves military members without predjudice.

Neil G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that takes care of the ones that take care of them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband has been in Afghanistan for a total of 25 months since 2009. When he got home from his last tour we had a new baby as well as our oldest (who was only 6 months when he left). The first few months adjusting to the daddy roll with a 5 month old and an 18 month old were tough! Vettix gave us tickets to go to the Orion fest and we got to see Metallica. It was a fabulous weekend in Atlantic city seeing one of his favorite bands and have some time together! Thanks for all your hardwork vettix!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks for all you have done and continue to do. Please get more WVU or Marshall tickets :P

Alex17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Easy to work with, great customer service, they always let you know ahead of time whats coming so you're not the last to know. They give what they get, what more can you ask for?

Donor

Rating: 4

One of the easiest and best ways for a person to use sports to help others. Particularly pro sports in your local community. Great job overall, keep up the good work!

Susan142

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience has been very positive. I have praise both for Vettix and the organizations that donate to them. "Fear Farm" donated 2,000 tickets & we had an incredible night out with teenagers. It was a win, win situation. We visited early in the season & then told lots of people about how great it is. (The Alien part was new to us and absolutely incredible.) The fee for delivery & processing is very reasonable indeed. I can honestly state we would not have a social life like this without ticket donations as we are a one income family & purchasing tickets to events adds up. I look forward to donating in the future too as the thought of other veterans getting to have lovely, life changing experiences is a wonderful cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What can I say about this amazing charity? My father has been deployed around seven times since 9/11, and sadly this means we have missed out on some memories we may have had. However, thanks to Vet Tixs we got to go to a Kathy Griffin show and meet her! We will never get back those memories we have lost, but at least now we have this story to remember. It was incredible for me to hear Kathy Griffin thank my father for his service. Thank you so much Vet Tixs and your donors for being so kind to these soldiers. It means the world to me for me to know that my father has seen the appreciation of his service from this charity. This tickets may not seem like a lot to other people, but to me the show how much people care.

Michael116

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough good things about Veteran Tickets Foundation... because of what they do my family and I have been to events we never would have thought about going too. The smile on my wife's face when I took her to her first opera was priceless. I have spent many years away from my family and each time I go to a Vet Tix event I feel appreciated and I'm able to connect all over again with my family. Vet Tix ROCKS!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix is a wonderful foundation. If offers tickets to just about any event that is going on in the area. I received daily emails keeping me informed of what is available. The foundation helps a lot of Veterans that otherwise would not be able to attend these events. Thank you VetTix for all you do

Jill2345

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband and I are both Army veterans and while we have never requested any tickets, I do get text updates often when new events come available. We think that Veterans Tickets Foundation is a great way for members of the community who want to give something back to veterans, but just don't know how, to do something either by donating tickets or just supporting the organization. It means a lot to veterans to know that our service is recognized and appreciated! Thanks, Veteran Tickets Foundation, and please keep up your great work.

Danny W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about VETTIX.org. I was fortunate enough to get tickets to a Reba McEntire concert for my family. It is great to have people take care of our military familys. Please share will all military family's you may know.

Harry T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about the Veteran Tickets Foundation!! I have been to the drag races in Tucson, 2 NASCAR races in Phoenix, a Padres baseball game, and my latest tickets were to a Charlie Daniels concert in Shreveport, LA. I actually got to meet Charlie Daniels!

Very well organized, great communication, just a very positive experience for me everytime!!!!! Thank you VETTIX!!!!!!!!!!!

I have gone out of my way to inform fellow veterans about VetTix, just an incredible organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband served 15 years in the Military and is a Veteran of O.I.F. We have been able to go to some awesome events because of VetTix's. Our kids have been able to enjoy concerts and shows that we would have probably never been able to take them too because of VetTix. Many organizations don't offer discounts and free events to our Veterans, only active duty and VetTix always supports all who have served. Great way to show our Military and Veterans that their community supports them and their families.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

My husband suffered from severe PTSD and took his own life 11 days after returning from his first tour in Iraq. I was extremely disappointed to find out that this organization does not recognize him as a veteran because he did not die 'under enemy fire'. Thus, being a veteran's widow, I cannot benefit in any way from "Vet Tix". If only more people would recognize that veterans die in many ways other than enemy fire, and it does not make them any less of a veteran who gave their life for our country.

Comments ( 1 )

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Vet Tix 10/11/2011

We are very sorry for your loss and we absolutely consider your husband a veteran. That isn't the issue here. You are asking to be part of this foundation. We would require to see your DD214. Veterans themselves and Active Duty Military themselves have to create the accounts as part of our 501c3 determination letter and our "program requirements". Veterans are required to submit their DD214 and it must state Honorable discharge. Spouse or PNOK (primary next of kin) of KIA must submit Report of Casualty DD Form 1300 with a valid governmental photo id after the signup process. NOTE: Your name must be listed on the Report of Casualty DD Form 1300. All requirements are listed clearly on our http://www.vettix.org/signup.php

David234

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is absolutely awesome. They do what they say they will do and more. Everyone's expectations were substantially exceeded. Congratulations, Vet Tix! Keep up the good work. You're contribution to the Salute to Service event at ASU on September 1st was nothing short of extraordinary. I look forward to working with you next year. Thanks.

1 Ryan23

Donor

Rating: 5

I've donated to VetTix a couple times and the experience has been outstanding each time. I received personal attention from their staff--who even remembered me from year to year. They are prompt, flexible, and very professional, even when there is a time crunch. I usually receive a follow-up phone call to my donation offer within 2 hours, and arrangements are set soon thereafter. I receive my donation receipt within an hour of confirming the donation. VetTix has allowed me to make someone else's day when I'm not able to attend events for which I'd bought tickets. I've recommended them many times to colleagues and fellow sporting fans. This is a wonderful service for our military and their families.

herveaa

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix is quite simply a great organization dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of our nation's Veterans. Without VetTix, many Veterans would never be able to fulfill their dreams of seeing their favorite sports team or media event in person. That is true for me and for many other Veterans.

Jennifer23456789101112131415

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a veteran and my husband is still active after 25 years. We were recipients of tickets to a New Orleans Saints football game. I felt like we wont the lottery. The generous donor gave us her seats 20 rows from the field. We had club access to the Bunker Lounge and it was like being treated as royalty. When we got there, a security guard actually moved us up a few rows! We were utterly spoiled. We have 6 children and dont get the opportunity to get out much. Because of Vet Tix facilitating this and the true generosity of the donor, we were able to make a memory that will not soon be forgotten.