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CN Advisory: High Concern

National Vietnam Veterans Foundation

Veterans helping veterans

2020 Pennsylvania Avenue NW #336
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 366-1319
EIN: 52-2286034

Board Leadership
J. Thomas Burch

Hallie Powell
Executive Director


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On September 1, 2016, CNN reported on the operations of National Vietnam Veterans Foundation, a former charity that has recently dissolved, in an article titled, "Veterans charity that gave less than 2% of revenue to veterans closes its doors for good." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the CNN article.

  • On November 10, 2016, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Office published a press release titled, "A.G. Schneiderman Announces Settlements With Vietnam Veteran's Charity And Its Founder For Squandering Millions In Donations." For more information, please see the Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Office press release.

  • On June 1, 2017, The New York Daily News published an article titled, "Former head of National Vietnam Veterans Foundation charged with embezzling nearly $150,000 from charity." For more information, please see The New York Daily News article.

The concerns raised about organizational legitimacy and/or federal tax law compliance are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 52-2286034
NTEE Code P80
NTEE Classification Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date June, 2001
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011
  • December, 2010

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Charity Contact Info

National Vietnam Veterans Foundation
2020 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (800) 366-1319
EIN: 52-2286034

Board Leadership

J. Thomas Burch


Hallie Powell
Executive Director

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