This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code. 
Who We Are

American veterans and active-duty military members have sacrificed so much just so we don’t have to. They protect the country we all love, keeping us safe and guarding the freedom we hold dear. They demand nothing in return.

But they do deserve something in return. And many veterans and troops, and their families, are in dire need of your help.

As a nonprofit organization, the VFW Foundation receives no government funding. We rely solely on individual donations and corporation sponsorships. Your tax-deductible charitable contribution makes a direct impact on how much help and financial support we’re able to provide our veterans, service members and their families in their time of need.

The VFW Foundation gives the American people a unique opportunity to help those who have given us more than we will ever know. So join us today in reaching out a helping hand to those who protect our country – and safeguard our freedoms – so bravely.

The specific purposes of this corporation are:
  • To assist disabled or needy veterans and their families
  • To promote programs that focus public attention upon and educate the public concerning: the sacrifices made by America's veterans and their families resulting from their service; the needs of active duty and reserve military personnel and their families and other issues relating to veterans.
  •  To promote programs that advise and assist veterans with respect to employment, training, and education. 
  • To foster patriotism and educate the public concerning American ideals and institutions, the history of the United States and the contributions made by America's veterans to secure America's freedom and prosperity.
  •  To assist in funding and promoting programs sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and its affiliates and other non-profit groups to assist veterans and their families, including veterans service and employment programs; programs to encourage and enhance research and education concerning the special needs of veterans; programs to study the impact of technology and public policy on veterans; programs to assist homeless and disadvantaged veterans; and other programs related to veterans issues and national defense, and
  • To promote programs that foster patriotism, education, community improvement and youth activities, including those programs sponsored and conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, its affiliates and other non-profit groups. 


Our programs support our service members while they are on the front line, as they are being discharged and long after they return. Your tax-deductible donation will be immediately directed to the VFW programs where your support is most urgently needed.