The Wounded Warrior Project is one of the most well-known non-profit charitable organizations focused on rebuilding the lives of wounded veterans. Established in 2003, the Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) charitable organization whose stated mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors.”
Most donors want to know how their donations are spent. If you gave $100 to the Wounded Warrior Project, the short answer is that most of your donation was spent on five things: Read more
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization is a 501 (c) (4) – a social welfare organization – that was created by Congress in 1920 to assist disabled military veterans and their families. Based in Cold Spring, Kentucky, DAV provides services nationwide to disabled veterans through staff, national service offices and more than 1,300 local chapters.
With more than a million members (who pay $0-$250 for a lifetime of assistance and benefits), DAV is the largest disabled veteran assistance organization in the country. In 2017, DAV reported total revenue of $137 million although only $7 million (about 5% of revenue) came from membership fees. $108 million (79% of revenue) came from contributions. $20 million (15% of revenue) came from investment income and the gain on the sale of assets while $2 million came from royalties and other sources. Read more
The Vietnam Veterans of America is a 501 (c) (3) whose core mission is to advocate on behalf of veterans to improve entitlement benefits and services for our veterans (not just Vietnam vets) by educating federal officials and their staff. Although the VVA does other things (i.e. publishes a magazine, travels to Vietnam to bring home remains, posts book reviews, provides testimony, assists veterans with appeals, distributes information to the news media, etc), the organization’s staff appears to primarily be a “lobbying” group aimed at improving benefits and services for veterans. Consequently, most revenue is spent to compensate staff, pay overhead costs, and support through grants local chapters of the VVA. Read more