What percentage of VFW donations go to veterans?


Element Percentage
Administrative 8.40%
Fundraising 6.90%
Program 84.60%

When was the VFW founded?

September 29, 1899, Columbus, OHVeterans of Foreign Wars / Founded

What is the difference between American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars?

The American Legion accepts members of the Merchant Marines, whom were given Veteran Status in the 1980’s. The VFW continues to NOT accept Merchant Marines for membership. The American Legion is far larger organization with more members and more resources. There are many more Legions than VFW’s.

Is Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States legitimate?

Four stars means VFW Foundation demonstrates public trustworthiness. WASHINGTON – The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is proud to announce that the VFW Foundation has been given a four-star rating by Charity Navigator, the site’s highest rating.

How much does the CEO of Veterans of Foreign Wars make?

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is one of the largest veteran service organizations (VSO) in the country, along with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion….VSO Exec Pay Shocker: Veterans Outraged.

Name of Key Individual Total Compensation
Total $1,242,828

How did the VFW start?

The VFW traces its roots to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection formed local organizations to assist them in securing medical care and other benefits. Some of the groups banded together and in 1914, formed the VFW, which received a congressional charter in 1936.

Can Vietnam era veterans join the VFW?

They say many Vietnam veterans were not recognized because the VFW was not sanctioned to accept them. The U.S. Congress officially recognized Vietnam veterans as veterans of a foreign war in 1966.

What percentage of donations actually go to the Wounded Warriors?

What percentage of my donation goes directly to Wounded Warriors? 100% of your donation supports wounded warriors. 71% pays for programs, and the balance pays to support those programs. We are pleased to report nearly $197 million went directly to programs for wounded warriors as reported in our FY 2020 IRS Form 990.