Human Services : Social Services (Grantmaking)

Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation

No One Does More For Veterans

three stars

86.43

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

Board Leadership
William "Doc" Schmitz
Chairman

CEO
Richard Potter
Administrator

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.43 three stars
  Financial 97.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

four stars

97.38

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

81.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.83
  Program Expenses Growth 15.1%
  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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,987,113
   Federated Campaigns $76,858
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,063,971
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,063,971
   Other Revenue $400,811
TOTAL REVENUE $4,464,782
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,979,908
   Administrative Expenses $480,803
   Fundraising Expenses $476,611
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,937,322
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-472,540
   
Net Assets $9,836,746

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Kevin C. Jones President $163,595
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- Bernard J. Duffy Former President $147,152

Mission

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.

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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

William "Doc" Schmitz
Chairman

CEO

Richard Potter
Administrator