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Human Services : Social Services (Grantmaking)

Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation

No One Does More For Veterans

85.38

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

Board Leadership
Fritz Mihelcic
Chairman

CEO
Richard Potter
Administrator

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.38
  Financial 91.85
  Accountability & Transparency 81.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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

91.85

Accountability & Transparency

81.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.27
  Program Expenses Growth 5.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.6%
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) 85.38
Move America Forward (CA) 88.81
Hire Heroes USA (GA) 91.16
Military Missions in Action (NC) 88.14
Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation (MT) 91.75

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,162,411
   Federated Campaigns $68,965
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,231,376
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,231,376
   Other Revenue $736,593
TOTAL REVENUE $9,967,969
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,207,870
   Administrative Expenses $548,166
   Fundraising Expenses $426,805
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,182,841
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,785,128
   
Net Assets $16,438,563

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 $2,675,808 83.4%
Community Service & Public Awareness $532,062 16.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-08 10/01/2021 85.38
2019-08 06/01/2020 86.43
2018-08 07/01/2019 96.66
2017-08 07/01/2018 96.38
2016-08 09/01/2017 85.73
2015-08 08/01/2016 87.47
2014-08 06/01/2016 90.27
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 09/01/2015 84.21
2013-08 06/01/2014 83.53
2012-08 06/01/2013 87.83
2011-08 06/01/2012 81.77
2010-08 09/20/2011 74.57
 
CN 1.0
2010-08 05/01/2011 77.47
2009-08 08/01/2010 94.25
2008-08 08/01/2009 75.37
2007-08 07/01/2008 85.01
2006-08 05/01/2007 76.42
2005-08 07/01/2006 92.04
2004-08 06/01/2005 94.53

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Kevin C. Jones President $199,372

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (MO) 85.38
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Coast Guard Foundation (CT) 86.31
Operation Homefront (TX) 89.18
Fisher House Foundation (MD) 96.35

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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

Fritz Mihelcic
Chairman

CEO

Richard Potter
Administrator

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