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Support America's Heroes

Your donation to the VFW supports veterans in need. Give today to those who protect our nation in times of need.

Ways to Help

The VFW was founded for one single purpose: to ensure those who’ve protected our freedom are protected in return. This protection comes in the form of programs, standing up for veterans rights in Washington D.C., and reaching out to help communities across America. The hard truth is, we can’t do this without your generosity. Thanks in advance for your consideration. Learn more about giving to the VFW. 


Contribute to the VFW




Let's Make a Difference Together!

Select the program you would like to support from the list below or donate by mail:

  • Disaster Relief

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is accepting donations to help veterans, service members and military families impacted by the recent string of natural disasters. The VFW’s Emergency Relief Fund provides our organization the opportunity to react quickly with immediate relief to those in the affected areas.


  • Veterans & Military Support

    The VFW’s Veterans & Military Support programs are the driving force behind our troop and family support efforts.

    Home to the ever-popular, ever-vital VFW Operation Uplink™ program, the Unmet Needs program, the Military Assistance Program (MAP) and the VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program, the VFW's Veterans & Military Support programs have made a significant impact in the lives of millions of service members and their families. 






  • National Veterans Service

    Each year, our nationwide network of VFW Service Officers assist nearly 117,000 veterans nationwide. From assisting veterans in filing for disability compensation to requesting hearings before the VA Board of Appeals, these skilled professionals garner over a billion dollars in compensation benefits for veterans annually.   


  • Operation Uplink

    Thanks to our generous supporters, Operation Uplink™ is currently fully funded, but critical support to our many other programs is still needed. By donating below, we'll apply your donation to where it's needed most. 




  • Unmet Needs

    Unmet Needs helps to meet the critical needs of service members and their families who experience a sudden financial hardship, oftentimes during a deployment.

    To date, Unmet Needs has provided more than $7.9 million in financial assistance to military families across the nation.






  • Military Assistance Program

    The Military Assistance Program (MAP) is the outstretched hand from the VFW to military units. MAP offers grants to VFW Posts that participate in military unit functions, such as sponsoring farewell and welcome home activities, Family Readiness Group events or other sponsorship ideas.


  • VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship"

    The VFW's “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program awards scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualifying veterans and service members to help them complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt.


  • "Buddy"® Poppy

    Among all the flowers that evoke the memories and emotions of war is the red poppy. Since 1924, VFW "Buddy"® Poppies have been assembled by disabled and needy veterans in VA hospitals. The Buddy Poppy program assists in maintaining state and national rehabilitation and service programs for veterans. 






  • VFW Youth Scholarships

    Each year, hundreds of thousands of students participate in the VFW’s Voice of Democracy (VOD) and Patriot's Pen audio-essay competitions. Created to foster patriotism among our nation’s youth, VFW scholarship programs award winners more than $3 million in scholarships and incentives, as well as an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.


Planned Giving with the VFW

Planned Giving

If you're interested in supporting America's veterans, service members and their families, but aren't able to immediately commit your assets, that's okay, we've got you covered. The VFW's Planned Giving program has many tools and resources to assist you in choosing an option that works best for you. From bequests and wills, to donor advised funds and real estate, we make it easy for you to ensure your legacy endures for generations to come.

Explore your planned giving options with the VFW today.