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Veteran Tickets Foundation - Vet Tix

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

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


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 7.75 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

2706 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


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.


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.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about the Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix), these guys work relentlessly around the clock to make sure that active duty military and veterans' families can attend events that are normally out of reach due to financial costs. Their system is fair for distribution of tickets and they verify each individual to make sure that they are indeed who they say they are and are currently serving or have served. VetTix allowed me and many others to attend events that were out of reach and for that I am extremely thankful!