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Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

VFW is a veteran organization based in Kansas City, MO that was founded in 1899. As of 2018 they had $102 million in revenue and $291 million in assets.

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

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Program areas at VFW

Veterans service activities - the vfw mission includes the mandate to preserve and strengthen comradeship among veterans and to provide assistance to them, their widows and orphans. To meet this obligation, the vfw delivers a broad range of programs and services to veterans through a national organization structure that extends to posts in communities throughout the country. At the state level, the department service officer plays a key role in assisting veterans in dealing with the department of veterans affairs and other agencies. These officers are formally trained and accredited to represent both member and non-member veterans and their dependents or survivors in applying for and obtaining department of veterans affairs (va) benefits. The vfw national veterans service staff provides additional specialized expertise such as representation at the va board of veterans appeals and at the pre-discharge points for soon to be discharged active duty military personnel. This structure ensures ...

Community service and patriotic activities - community service is a major priority of the vfw. The vfw's mission includes maintaining true allegiance to the government of the united states of america and fidelity to its constitution and laws, fostering true patriotism and love of country, and maintaining and extending the institutions of american freedom. To fulfill these objectives, the vfw has a comprehensive set of educational and informational programs, materials, and activities that reach out to every american virtually every day of the year. The major elements of vfw community service include community activities, citizenship education, safety programs, and youth activities. Community activities include assistance in conducting blood drives, recycling programs, and neighborhood and highway beautification projects; aid to senior citizens, volunteering in hospitals and nursing homes, and assisting families in times of personal tragedy or illness; and assistance to churches and schools through volunteering and speaker programs. Citizenship education, ...

Department and local post activities - department and local post activities are vital components of the veteran service, community service, and military assistance programs. Support from the vfw national headquarters is critical to the achievement of the vfw mission. The vfw national headquarters provided $8.7 million in grants to help support veterans service programs and community service programs at the vfw state and post level. These grants are used to provide equipment, personnel and resources needed at the state level to carry out the veteran service activities described above. These funds are also used to provide leadership, administration, information and incentives to mobilize volunteer efforts in local communities in support of patriotic activities, community projects, youth activities, and efforts to support active duty military personnel, guard and reserves. In addition, funds are provided to assist with natural disasters affecting members and their families and to assist needy veterans and military ...

Form 990s for VFW

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-08May 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-08Mar 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-08Jul 6, 2017990OView PDF
2015-08Jul 10, 2017990OView PDF
2015-08Mar 18, 2016990OView PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for VFW

Total grants, contributions, etc.$74,785,527
Program services$15,227,262
Investment income and dividends$3,471,292
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,034,624
Net rental income$416,489
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$4,343,668
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$3,091,577
Miscellaneous revenues$-19,637
Total revenues$102,350,802

Vendors for VFW

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Engaging NetworksFundraising software; Advocacy software2020-06-20
█████ ███ ███████ ██Tax accounting2018-12-14
█████ ██████████ █████████Caging Services$939,4482018-08-01
████████ ████████ ███Data Processing Services$870,0922018-08-01
█████ ████████ █████ ███Telemarketing and Planned Giving Lead Generation$47,7432018-08-01
██████████Fundraising Services$1,125,1892018-08-01
██████████ ██████████████Fundraising Consulting$1,087,4492018-08-01
███ ██████████████ ███████████Telemarketing$340,6502018-08-01
...and eight more vendors

Personnel at VFW

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Bernard K HillChief Information Officer$125,434Aug. 31, 2018
Paul R. Phillips, Jr.Chief of Staff-Feb. 13, 2020
████ ██Chief of Statt-May 21, 2020
███████ ██ ███████Senior Vice Commander in Chief$55,290May 21, 2020
███ █████Director , Communications and Public Affairs$119,574Aug. 31, 2018
██████ ██████Director , Membership$163,062Aug. 31, 2017
█████ █ █████Controller and Manager of Purchasing and Member Insu$151,260Aug. 31, 2018
█████ █ ██████Past Chief of Staff$599Aug. 31, 2018
█████ █ ████Past Chief of Staff - Term$1,875Aug. 31, 2018
███████ ██████ ████████Past Commander - In - Chief$155,063June 17, 2019
...and 17 more key personnel

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