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Veterans and Military Service Members

Highly rated nonprofits dedicated to supporting veterans and active duty service members and their families

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Americans love, respect, and honor our troops all year round -- in fact, people donate more than $2.5 billion annually to the over 40,000 American charities with military-related missions. Each November, we set aside a special time to honor the sacrifices our brave military veterans have made.  Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day falls on the anniversary of World War I. The holiday was renamed in 1954 to honor the service of all military members. 
Charity Navigator is honored to provide a curated list of highly rated organizations providing a variety of services, including mental health and supportive services, financial assistance for food, utilities, and medical expenses. We hope that you will consider supporting one of the many organizations on the list below.
To nonprofits: If you are a 3- or 4-Star rated nonprofit providing support to active members of the military and veterans, please complete this survey for your organization to be reviewed for this list. We hope to greatly expand our list of charities presented.

Wounded Troops Services charities address the unique difficulties those injured in combat face.

Military Social Services charities provide programs addressing the needs of both active service members and veterans.

Military Family Support charities assist military personnel and their families through financial support, scholarships, housing, and more.

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