Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Roel Lunod receives the first hug from his daughter during a homecoming celebration

VFW Foundation

We need them. They depend on you.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) of the VFW. We exist to provide financial resources to the vital assistance programs of the VFW. Through our strategic relationships with supporters, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation fills in governmental assistance gaps for service members and their families abroad and back in the U.S., and America’s often-forgotten veterans. These programs are provided at no cost to the recipients and require no Veterans of Foreign Wars affiliation.


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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.

Meet the staff of the VFW Foundation.

VFW members sort and distribute donated food during the pandemic

What We Do

With your help, we can continue to support programs that:

  • Award grants to VFW Posts, Auxiliaries and Departments as well as qualifying nonprofits providing the vital support America's heroes and their families deserve.
  • Provide scholarships to student veterans the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.
  • Support troops and their families in need of financial assistance for housing, medical or basic life needs with a grant.
  • Sponsor “welcome home” and “send off” events to boost the morale of returning or deployed military units.
  • Offer military veterans, regardless of when or where they served, with VFW counsel and assistance to successfully navigate VA entitlement and disability claims.
  • Reward America’s military heroes and their families by sponsoring admission to popular entertainment events and attractions.
VFW members sort donated food during the pandemic

Get Involved Today

There are numerous ways to get involved with the VFW Foundation. 

For more information on becoming a corporate affiliate or collaborating with the VFW, complete our online form or contact us today! 

VFW Foundation
406 W. 34th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Phone: 816.968.1128
Email: foundation@vfw.org

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