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BVL Fund Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion, Veterans

Mission: Providing sports, arts, music and recreational rehabilitative programs to brighten the days and boost the spirits those that have served our country.

Target demographics: brighten the days of our active duty and veteran service men and women

Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands of active duty and veteran men and women.

Geographic areas served: the USA and overseas

Programs: sports, arts, and music to help engage our American heroes and provide opportunities to get involved in experiences that will brighten their days and speed recuperation.

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BVL, What an amazing group of people. From the administrators, to the National USBC Board of Directors, to the local USBC association leaders, to the league bowlers in each association. They work so hard to ensure our Veterans are cared for, and they know we care. This group goes back to 1942, and is as strong now as it was back then. It has been my personal pleasure to have worked with the BVL group and to visit our Veterans in the hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices. The Veterans are so appreciative of what BVL does words cannot explain it. The dedication is beyond anything anyone could expect.
Thank you BVL, Mary Harrar & Elizabeth for your hard work. You are amazing!!
Semper Fi
Dennis Brummitt
Marine for life & Disabled Vietnam Veteran

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

BVL Charity was initiated in 1942 by the Women's Bowling Association to assist our veterans during WWII. I have been involved with this charity for several years mainly because over 90 % of money donated goes to assisting veterans. The other veterans charities do not come close to that %. When I deliver the checks to the veterans each year their smiles and appreciation tell me BVL is doing the correct thing for veterans.
Thank you BVL from this Vietnam Veteran for helping my brothers & sisters who need all the assistance we can provide.
Dennis Brummitt
Phoenix, Arizona

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity that does so much with their funding to help our wounded veterans. The focus is on providing recreational activities, bowling, basketball, arts and crafts, music therapy. They provide Billiards tables, Foosball, TV's and other items for our VA Hospitals. There is almost no paid staff and nearly every dollar donated goes to our veterans.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an honor it is for our company to raise $$$ for the men and women who've served our country. BVL is our charity of choice and we've seen first hand here in Southwest Florida the positive impact this organization has on the thousands of veterans who call this area home. You also have to be impressed that BVL puts 94% of all monies donated to work for our vets! There are dozens of veterans-related charities out there doing wonderful things, but for our money there is only one that Brightens Veterans Lives daily...BVL!

Lisa Ciniello
Bowland/HeadPinz Entertainment Centers
Fort Myers, Florida

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BVL is a great organization and they do amazing work for veterans!!

Doris D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think BVL is a wonderful organization. I witnessed how it works and benefits our veterans while working for my former employer. BVL does so much for our veterans and I hope they continue to help those who sacrificed so much for our freedom.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having worked in the bowling industry since 1975 BVL is the organization we always support.

Priscilla T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm a member of the local bowling association for DC, MD, VA. This organization has raised monies for veterans all of my 24 yrs of bowling and is a worthy cause and deserves lots of support to help our veterans in need. Top Cat333