Human Services : Social Services (Grantmaking)

Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation

No One Does More For Veterans

four stars

96.66

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

Board Leadership
B.J. Lawrence
Chairman

CEO
Richard Potter
Administrator

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.66 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
85.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.19
  Program Expenses Growth 48.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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 $4,367,356
   Federated Campaigns $124,818
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $550,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,042,174
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,042,174
   Other Revenue $1,044,259
TOTAL REVENUE $6,086,433
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,144,207
   Administrative Expenses $444,889
   Fundraising Expenses $354,284
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,943,380
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $143,053
   
Net Assets $10,502,145

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Kevin C. Jones President $139,453
Other Salaries of Note
Not compensated -- Bernard J. Duffy Former President $233,914

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

B.J. Lawrence
Chairman

CEO

Richard Potter
Administrator