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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: To honor and empower Wounded Warriors.

Results: By connecting, serving, and empowering wounded warriors, WWP hopes to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. To view the results, please visit the How We Serve page on our website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission/how-we-serve.

Target demographics: WWP connects wounded warriors and their families to valuable resources and one another, serves them through a variety of free programs and services, and empowers them to live life on their own terms. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Direct beneficiaries per year: As of fiscal year 2016, we’ve served more than 94,000 warriors and 20,000 family members. Visit our website for the most up-to-date information: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission/who-we-serve.

Geographic areas served: WWP serves warriors nationwide and has office space in areas with the highest concentrations of warriors. For a full list of locations, please check the Visit Us page on our website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/visit-us.

Programs: Programs assist injured veterans with mental health, physical health and wellness, career and benefits counseling, and connecting with other warriors and their communities. Thanks to generous donors, all programs and services are provided to warriors free of charge. For more detailed information, please visit the programs tab on our website: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs.

Community Stories

66 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Donor

Rating: 5

my cousin died on my birthbay last year march 24 2016

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Wounded Warrior Project 01/31/2017

Hi, tyroneyoung – You have our most heartfelt condolences about the loss of your cousin. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Resource Center in your time of need. You can reach them here: WWP Resource Center: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/wwp-resource-center Call the Resource Center at 888.WWP.ALUM (997.2586) or 904.405.1213 HOURS OF OPERATION Monday - Friday 9 am - 7 pm EST resourcecenter@woundedwarriorproject.org Sincerely, WWP Social Media

12

Donor

Rating: 1

Received my 2016 Membership card today. Guess there record keeping has not improved much because I canceled my membership and my $19.99 deduction to them back in early March . Since 2013 I have been paying to a Project which I thought was for the Wounded Warriors. However, I then find out that no my donation has been paying for fancy hotel stays, HIGH income for management and big wild parties which I do not believe helped any of our wounded warriors. As a 26 year Air Force Retiree, I still cannot understand how Executives can take money and not spend the bulk of the donations on the warriors it was intended for. instead they spend little on the Warriors and the Bulk on THEMSELVES. They will receive no further dollars from me, and I hope the new blood they have hired to replace those terminated will get back to full help for our Warriors.

8 Alan36

Donor

Rating: 1

Contacted WWP and Underarmor supplier branded (logo) apparel. Asked WWP not to show prosthetics which were supplied by the VA not WWP. In my note explained that a real charity would have brought suit in criminal or civil litigation. The board of directors should resign for failure of oversight, breach of fiduciary duty. Underarmor only response was that one day a month the open there gym to WWP. When asked what was there profit on clothing branded WWP and advertised in the vets shown in commercials. No response as to $ cost of catering/limos rental at $1000.00 per person fund raiser on USS Intrid. If the charity was honest they would openly discuss problems. What they did was hire public relations firm and lawyers to white wash a probably fraud. Worst of all disservice to our vets. This my personal opinion.

10

Donor

Rating: 1

Can no longer trust the site great nonprofits! They did not see the fraud wounded warriors were pulling. They are no just like the fake bond rating agencies. Don't trust them! Give local so you know it helps!

13 Steelhorse35

Donor

Rating: 1

IS ANYONE RUNNING THE GREAT NON-PROFITS WEBSITE, EVEN READING THE REVIEWS PEOPLE SUBMIT?? MASSIVE EMBEZZLEMENT, SUED MULTIPLE TIMES, PRESIDENT FORCED TO RESIGN BY COURT ORDER... HOW TF IS THIS SCAM STILL ON THE LIST?? EFF THIS!

11

Donor

Rating: 1

Scam!!!!! Do not donate to this scam. They are corrupt.

12 Douglas16

Donor

Rating: 1

This sleazy organization has been caught red-handed using the hard-earned money of good people (and my now deceased mother who parted with some of her Social Security check each month) to throw lavish parties, to stay in luxury hotels and basically party like they were celebrities. Hell has a special place waiting for them.

12

Donor

Rating: 1

Two top executives were forced to resign due to waste of millions of dollars on first-class airfare and lavish parties. They should be prosecuted and exposed so that every vet knows their names and faces. The worst kind of hypocrisy.

8

Donor

Rating: 1

Wow- I can't believe this place needlessly wasted millions of dollars in donations on extravagant conferences and parties. It's shameful and disgusting and I'll never donate again. DO NOT DONATE TO THIS SCAM ORGANIZATION.

12

Donor

Rating: 1

I have read an article on the Wounded Warrior Project. it is the biggest veteran service organization. it took in at least $300 million in 2015. However, it's overheads and fundraising cost are over 40% of it's revenues. The Marine foundation's overhead is less than ten percent. That was reason I had ceased to donate to the Wounded warrior project. The American legion has less overhead than the Wounded warrior project.

27

Donor

Rating: 1

I donated to Wounded Warriors for over a year. I believed that the organization was dedicated to actual Wounded Warriors. In Nov 2015, I received a calendar from the organization that had a story each month about a veteran that they help. As I read the stories it became clear that the first six months had stories that didn't quite support what I believed the organization represented what there commercials portrayed. I bothered me a little. In January 2016, I was ready to double my monthly contribution when the story broke about the excesses that the management was treating themselves to. Another rip off of good people trying to help a worthy cause only to be corrupted by individual greed.
I have broke my ties with the WWP, and I am looking for a trustworthy organization that is truly trying to help wounded veterans.

19 Bill114

Donor

Rating: 2

Found out this is a for profit organization spending lavishly on executive salaries and other non veteran related 'functions'.

18

Donor

Rating: 1

Donated in honor of a veteran and friend, but then read the financials and saw the press about them spending money to sue other veteran organizations and decided that my financial support for wounded veterans can find many better organizations to fund.

Review from Guidestar

10

Donor

Rating: 1

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.

6

Donor

Rating: 2

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

15

Donor

Rating: 2

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.

11

Donor

Rating: 1

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.

7

Donor

Rating: 1

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.

3

Donor

Rating: 1

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?

Review from Guidestar

12

Donor

Rating: 4

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.