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Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation

No One Does More For Veterans

four stars

96.38

406 West 34th Street Suite 920
Kansas City, MO 64111
tel: (816) 968-1128   Web Site
EIN: 43-1758998

Board Leadership
Keith E. Harman
Chairman

CEO
Richard Potter
Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.38 four stars
  Financial 96.81 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation seeks to provide unique and urgently needed services that improve the lives of veterans, military personnel and their families all the while supporting positive citizen involvement for the betterment of U.S. communities. Our varied programs include long-distance communication options for our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and military hospitals through distribution of telephone cards (almost 10,000,000 so far) and Cyber Café calling days; financial grants for military families in need to help pay for rent, mortgage, utilities, medical treatment and food; assistance for veterans in the filing of entitlement claims with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and patriotic student essay contests that award money for college to America's youth; etc. All of our programs are non-political, free and require no VFW-affiliation for assistance.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation seeks to provide unique and urgently needed services that improve the lives of veterans, military personnel and their families all the while supporting positive citizen involvement for the betterment of U.S. communities. Our varied programs include long-distance communication options for our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and military hospitals through distribution of telephone cards (almost 10,000,000 so far) and Cyber Café calling days; financial grants for military families in need to help pay for rent, mortgage, utilities, medical treatment and food; assistance for veterans in the filing of entitlement claims with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; and patriotic student essay contests that award money for college to America's youth; etc. All of our programs are non-political, free and require no VFW-affiliation for assistance.

Financial

four stars

96.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.96
  Program Expenses Growth 29.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (MO) 96.38 four stars
USO of North Carolina (NC) 92.38 four stars
EOD Warrior Foundation (FL) 89.93 three stars
Soldiers' Angels (TX) 92.38 four stars
National Military Family Association (VA) 96.09 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,467,301
   Federated Campaigns $172,641
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,639,942
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,639,942
   Other Revenue $910,540
TOTAL REVENUE $4,550,482
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,504,576
   Administrative Expenses $427,379
   Fundraising Expenses $281,451
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,213,406
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-662,924
   
Net Assets $10,408,833

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Veteran Service Activities $4,016,429 89.2%
Community Service & Public Awareness $488,147 10.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-08 07/01/2018 96.38 four stars
2016-08 09/01/2017 85.73 three stars
2015-08 08/01/2016 87.47 three stars
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.27 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 84.21 three stars
2013-08 06/01/2014 83.53 three stars
2012-08 06/01/2013 87.83 three stars
2011-08 06/01/2012 81.77 three stars
2010-08 09/20/2011 74.57 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 05/01/2011 77.47 two stars
2009-08 08/01/2010 94.25 four stars
2008-08 08/01/2009 75.37 two stars
2007-08 07/01/2008 85.01 three stars
2006-08 05/01/2007 76.42 two stars
2005-08 07/01/2006 92.04 four stars
2004-08 06/01/2005 94.53 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 43-1758998
Name in IRS Master File VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS FOUNDATION
NTEE Code J20
NTEE Classification Employment Procurement Assistance, Job Training
NTEE Type Employment, Job-Related
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(566) Job training, counseling, or assistance
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 October, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • August, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Bernard J. Duffy President $194,440
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- Robert E. Wallace Former President $203,791

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (MO) 96.38 four stars
Building Homes for Heroes (NY) 98.23 four stars
Our Military Kids (VA) 91.16 four stars
Honor Flight Network (OH) 90.32 four stars
Wounded Warriors Family Support (NE) 97.60 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
406 West 34th Street
Suite 920
Kansas City, MO 64111
tel: (816) 968-1128
EIN: 43-1758998

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Board Leadership

Keith E. Harman
Chairman

CEO

Richard Potter
Director

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