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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 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

2905 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

7 John M.17

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is a wonderful organization that provides and invaluable service to Veterans! Through their efforts, Veterans and their families are able to enjoy events that they might otherwise not have been able to enjoy. It allows them to create new memories to make up for the ones that might have been missed due to combat or training deployments, military schools, etc. Our family sincerely appreciates all the donors who make this program possible and to Vet Tix for bringing it all together for our Veterans.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Vets Tix but lately it has been too complicating and confusing to download tickets. Us retired veterans may not have caught up with new technology and that hampers me personally. I was accepted to get tickets for Oct 1 Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison tribute but can't seem to get the tickets downloaded to my phone (separate from my government email account. Somehow I got it to work last time I had to go electronic but this time I am not. So I will go to the event without a ticket and then when I don't officially go then I will be banned from using Vets Tix for awhile. Just doesn't seem fair for us older veterans.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix provided me with 4 tickets to Michigan State University Vs Indiana this pas weekend. took my wife and our two closest friends and had a blast! First college football game i have ever attended and i can't wait to go back again. Thank you Vet Tix for all that you do.

Joseph M.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great service! It allows me and my family to be able to enjoy some of the fun aspects of life we normally couldn't afford and is a HUGE boost to my moral and allows me to associate and meet other vets attending these events with me! You guys ROCK!

Jasen E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

VETIX has alowed me to connect with other veterans in my area and enjoy events that I would otherwise miss.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've received tickets for 3 or more events now and I love the ease of use and wide variety of choices.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been part of VetTix for a few years now and because of them, my family and I have gotten to experience a lot of "first times".

My husband and I got the chance to go to our first college football game ((Go Mountaineers!)). I also got the privilege of taking my 40 year old husband to his very first concert ((Shinedown and Papa Roach!)) recently and him, myself and my daughter had an absolute blast. A couple years ago I was able to attend a Tim McGraw concert with two buddies from the unit I had deployed to Iraq with but hadn't seen in ten years. While at these different events I even get the chance to make new connections and hang out with other fellow service members.

I never had the ability to go to neat events like concerts and football game before but because of the hard work, effort and care VetTix ((as well as their sponsors and many donators!)) puts into their organization, I've been able to expand my adventures. I'm immensely grateful to VetTix for this and utterly humbled at everything they do for Service Members, Veterans and their families.

Drosales

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization that supplies our vets with the opportunity to enjoy themselves and socialize.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not many places still make veterans feel appreciated after there service but this site definitely helps with that. What they do is amazing and it is much appreciated.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Having the opportunity to go out with my husband and friends has helped our family to bond and begin to make some friends which has not been the case for a very long time. It feels great to know that people still value military service when there are times that my husband actually feels somewhat ashamed that he didn't "do enough" in his 20 years in the Air Force. PTS does not show up easily, but knowing that there are other veterans attending the same events may have experienced what he has helps.

Aaron 'Suds' C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix is an awesome organization! They provide opportunities to vets to see all types of entertainment, including sports, concerts, comedy shows, plays and many many more! They enable veterans to share quality time with their family at events they can all enjoy! Simply awesome! Thank you to all who make this possible for our veterans!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Recent benefactor of the Vet Tix organization. It is a wonderful organization that has allowed me , family and friends to attend events that might have been out of reach financially. It is definitely a great gift back to me as an Army Veteran. It also allows me to meet and network with other Veterans at these events With much gratitude, I appreciate Vet Tix for what they do

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an absolutely amazing non profit and we are so thankful! We have been able to do more now that vettix is here to offer tickets! Thank you so much!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix has changed my life! They are absolutely amazing and I am so thankful for such an amazing team that supports my service that I gave to my country.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a recent military retiree who just recently found out about the Vet Tix program. Through this program I have been able to see concerts and events in the Chicago community that I otherwise would not have had the opportunity to. This is a great program that gives back to the military community and I am truly appreciative of the support this program provides.

James H.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great company that is a great way to gain some quality time with your family.
We have been to a few events that I would never have known about if not for vet tix.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I haven’t been able to go to a concert for years. Last week I was able to go see Bob Seger with my wife. From the people tha we’re sitting close to us it seemed like Veteran Tickets Foundation had bought a section for us Veterans.

Thank you very much Vet Tix you are a great organization.

Rebecca L.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to VetTix I have been able to spend an amazing amount of quality time with friends and family. The support of having events to share with them is priceless. I appreciate every moment of the experiences I’ve been selected to attend and I cannot express how much sharing them with others in my life means to me. Thanks to the staff that works so hard to secure great event tickets and makes these experiences possible for vets like me!

Liz L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization and those individuals and organizations who donate to it have got me out of my comfort zone, I didn't attend a lot of events due to costs and isolation, but with Vettix I'm forced out of my comfort zone and I get to have fun, I'm always glad I joined the event, whatever it is and I'm incredibly grateful to vet tix for the bonding I've been able to do with my friends as well as just growing as a person because I'm not isolating myself in my home. Thank you!

Brian C.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had several tickets to several shows and it has given me opportunity to take fellow veterans that never been to a concert. Thank you Vet Tix and thank you all who donate.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to this organization I have been able to take my children and wife to events that we otherwise would never be able to afford. Being a part of this makes me feel so proud of our country and her citizens who are doing so much to show their appreciation to veterans. Thank you!

Sean Michael W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vettix has created something special. Dealing with anxiety and depression is not easy. Secluding myself from social interactions has become a norm. It feels amazing to be able to get out of the house from time to time and do something fun. It’s at almost no cost to the veterans at all.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet tix is a great organization thank has helped me and my family enjoy events that we would have not been able to without them. Thanks for making memories.

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix is the best! Very grateful for the opportunities provided:)

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix has made a big change in my life. By offering free tickets to events, they got my out and about instead of holed up at home. I can’t thank you enough.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My wife and I have had the opportunity to go to different concerts because of our adopted daughter and Vet tix. In fact, it was our daughter who turned me on to Vet Tix in the first place! I am still checking things out, but I expect to be able to get some tickets soon; then I’ll write another review. Thank you Vet Tix!

Doug G.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a veteran and member of the Vet Tix, I can say this is an outstanding group of people that make a site that is fantastic for veteran members. I check daily and always inter4ested in what some outstanding donor has contributed or what some agency has contributed to uplift and provide a venue for our countries heroes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization made it possible for me to attend an event I otherwise would not have been able to attend. I was also great to see other veterans getting to attend an event and meet each other.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Humongous amount of outreach and support for troops and Veterans including their families. I have many members in my family that are Veterans like myself and we all take advantage of the opportunities that Vettix and their donors have afforded us that we may have not been able to enjoy without them. A sincere thank you for the continuing support and generosity. Thank you Vettix.

Daryl E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a veteran, my wife and I have enjoyed many concerts through Vet Tix. We have taken children and or grandchildren along with us to make it a family event. I cannot say enough great things about this group, the memories they have given to my family

Tammy B.6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the only organization that I know of the gives veterans a break. the cost of doing family fun things is extraordinary the extension. The cost to go to a ball game is very expensive. The cost to go to a rock concert country concerts a rap concert is almost impossible to afford. the best thing that's ever happened is finding this organization and they allow me those opportunities I mentioned above and I can bring my family and friends. the best part about it is we all kind of sit together and so we can share our stories as well. Believe it or not that is a type of therapy that is beneficial to all of us. There are some days when you feel like you don't even get out of bed you have nothing to look forward to and send you get a notification from Veteran Tickets.. suddenly you have the desire to be involved to be a part of something bigger than yourself. Thank you so much for all that you've done for me personally and thank you for all that you've done to my fellow veterans. God bless America

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix is a fantastic organization! Thanks to this foundation I have attended events that have provided quality time with family & friends. Before finding VetTix, I rarely ever attended concerts and sporting events, and now I get out of the house on a fairly regular basis.

Michael F.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation is one of the best I’ve ever encountered. They take care of us veterans in a way that few do. They are top notch and always deliver an amazing experience

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

great events available and easy access! this has been a blessing to me and my family!

Mike S.14

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had a great time at a professional MMA EVENT. I recommend all vets to join.

Joel W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization!! I have used Vet Tix several times, We were able to attend shows, that financially would be impossible without the help of this amazing organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation has been a blessing and has given opportunities to connect with local veterans in my community!

Marie B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has been blessed with experiences we would have never had!
Thank you

Randy L.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Unreal what this charity has been able to do for us. With all the lip service that is given concerning veterans it is refreshing to have an actual entity giving real results.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

VetTix has been great in recognizing the needs of military and former military members to de-stress and get out in the community to attend social events. They are great with communication and definitely interested in the well-being of vets.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non profit is great. we have been to a few events with our children that we would not have otherwise been able to afford! great organization for a great cause

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is such an amazing organization! I have been lucky enough to get tickets to several events that I would not have been able to get to without Vet Tix! This organization has not only allowed me to enjoy these events but also take my family to share the experience! Thank you Vet Tix!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Helping vets get to events they could not otherwise attend,
network with other vets, and feel
appreciated for their years
of service. As a 100% disabled vet on a fixed income, discretionary entertainment isn’t in our budget. Vet tix has really lifted my spirits by getting me to events that were otherwise far outside of our budget.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is a wonderful non- profit organization that helps veterans attend a variety of events. Vet Tix provided me and my family with tickets to the Army vs Michigan football game . This game was special to me and my family as I am a United States Army veteran, and have always been a huge Michigan fan.
The stadium was full of Army veterans and it was a great feeling to be with my Army family and my wife and kids at the game.
Thank you Vet Tix for creating such a memorable day for me and my family.
K.Wiles

Client Served

Rating: 5

Through the efforts of those at VetTix and their donors, I am getting out of the house more often and looking for more challenges than what is normal for me. I have been able to attend a major event this year, survived, and am looking forward to two more events. Which is three events more than I have attended in the last several years combined. It's fun to search for tix on the web site and wonder about what it would be like actually being there. It really is helpful and therapeutic being able to leave the house and it's comforting to know that other Veterans will also be there. I am very thankful to all involved in this foundation. There is now a light at the end of the tunnel which was darkened for years. Please say hi if you see me at an event.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is such a well-run organization. As a veteran, I recently took my son to the symphony thanks to this fine group. We loved it! I especially love to read about the active duty and older vets enjoying a night on the town while being thanked for their service. The kind and generous donations of others make it happen!

Terry P.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I tried vet tix years ago in Phoenix but didn’t have much luck. I moved to Salt Lake City this summer and it has been terrific!

Ron K.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix has been a great opportunity for me and my family get ticket to events that we usually wouldn't be able to attend. I am very thankful for Vet Tix it is nice to get out and meet other veterans in the community. It is nice to feel appreciated and know there are so many in the community support veterans.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It's nice to feel appreciated with free tickets to events every once in a while!
Glad that I was able to find Vet Tix!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Saturday, November 23rd 2019 - Fort Worth, TX

George Strait concert

My name is SSG Larry Schwab. I met my wife in Texas 31 years ago in 1988. I was stationed at Ft. Hood Texas 2nd armor Division. We had tickets to go to see George Strait in Temple Texas and had been dating for about 3 months. On our way to the Concert my girlfriend and I realized that we were in love and both wanted to get married immediately. We never did make it to the George Strait concert. Please know that we have no regrets. We would have traded anything to be together forever. We became so busy with raising seven children one handicapped And in 1990 being sent to Desert Shield which turned into desert storm and then being wounded in a mine field just inside Kuwait. I was awarded the Purple Heart but could no longer serve. We never got the chance to see George Strait. We've always wanted to, But never got the chance. Our handicapped son was born with Pradre Willie Syndrome He is now 26 and was declared a helpless child by the VA and will live with us his whole life. In 2016 I suffered a widow maker heart attack and now have to carry nitro with me. My wife Debbie and I would still very much like to see George Straight in concert. We are sure that if we don't get to see him soon we never will. It would mean the world to us as that is where we were headed when our life together started. Thanks to Vet Tix and Wonderful donations from great people my wish is coming true.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Vet Tix, is a wonderful Organization that helps boost moral and enables us to be more social. We Veterans Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

These folks are great can’t say how much I recommend them a few hoops to get through but well worth the time

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization does a great job finding tickets to all kinds of different events and making them available via a lottery system to Veterans for a small processing fee. Before I learned of Vet Tix, I was not attending many events. Since then, I've attended a number of great events - including getting exposed to some new sports and types of concerts that I would probably not even have known about if not for Vet Tix. I reconnected with some friends as a result of having tickets, and I met some interesting people at those events, including other Veterans.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Used it for the first time a few weeks ago. Was happy with the event I went to and felt proud that there's a place that considers us Vets.
Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization! As a retired veteran I've been able to go to several events that I wouldn't have know about or been able to afford without Vet Tix.

bombguy

Client Served

Rating: 5

Simply a phenomenal non profit. Giving veterans and families opportunities to enjoy concert, sporting events etc that they probably couldn't otherwise afford.

We have seen they Eagles live in Honolulu, Liverpool soccer match at Yankee stadium, Hermans Hermits in NYC and the Honolulu Symphony.

Since only 1% of us population serves in our armed forces our volunteers do many deployments, endure hardships many Americans don't fathom. They do their patriotic duty for a fair wage but often can't afford life's luxuries.

Thank you vet tix, keep up the good work. My family and i are ndebted to you being afforded the opportunity to see events we could otherwise not afford.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Vet Tix is amazing! There is always a long list of events for veterans to choose from. The ticket requesting process is fast and easy! I am so glad I found them!!!

Omans Lane S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter and I got tickets to go see Miranda Lambert! I run rescue as a First Responder, and since I'm new to EMS, and because I genuinely care about my community, I rarely miss a call. My kids are my biggest supporters and understand how important my job is.
It was simply amazing to be able to share this experience with my daughter, who has never been to any concert let alone someone she admires and loves so much. Thank you 1st Tix for the support!

Christi N.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

One of my favorite non-profit organizations for veterans hands down I have got to go to many concerts that I would not have been able to without VetTix

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome group of people! I have been able to see concerts with my wife at no cost! They have veterans in mind all the time and work hard to make bonding experiences available where we may not have been able too! Great way to meet other veterans at the events too! I am so thankful for all they do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this organization! Thank you for recognizing first responders and helping us kick back in off hours.

Derek H.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have used Veteran Tickets Foundation - Vet Tix for a small handful of events. Great organization, tickets are always more affordable and very good seats. I make a donation each time I get tickets. Can wait until our next event, thank you Vet Tix!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Vet Tix has lifted the spirits of this aging veteran. They allow those who served an opportunity to get out and socialize.
I wouldn't have thought I'd be able to see one of my favorite bands "The Who" or pro football and hockey games.
We call it morale and that is what it raises.
Matt

Client Served

Rating: 5

VetTix has been a huge blessing to my life and my family! We have been able to attend a variety of local and regional events that otherwise we would never have been able to attend. We have had some great family time together which is always a blessing. Recently, my wife and I were able to have a much needed date night and attend a Jason Aldean concert. I cannot say enough good things about this organization and all of the donors who help make it possible! Thank you! - Van R. / Army Veteran

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This old rocker (70) enjoyed spending time with and old Navy buddy, my daughter and her boyfriend at a "Disturbed" concert in Orlando. What a great service this organization provides in recognizing veterans. Love it and Love them!

Shane B.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is so amazing to have an organization the looks out for us Vets and helps us to be able to get out into the community to do things that we might normally not be able to do. Thank You Vet Tix!!!!