Where Does $100 to the Vietnam Veterans of America Go?
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
Where Does $100 to Vietnam Veterans of America Go?
The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is a 501 (c) (19) – an organization with past or present members of the armed forces (75% or more), that is exempt from federal income taxes. Donations are deductible as charitable contributions. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, VVA has 119 employees who “support a range of issues affecting Vietnam veterans and their families.”
According to the IRS Form 990 (2016) for the year beginning March 1, 2016 and ending February 28, 2017, VVA raised $8.7 million from the following sources: Read more