“The Disabled Veterans National Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., and founded in 2007, received about $55.9 million in donations since it began operations in 2007, according to publicly available IRS 990 forms.Yet according to the DVNF’s tax filings with the IRS, almost none of that money has wound up in the hands of American veterans.”
“The independent group CharityWatch gave the DVNF an “F” grade. More than 30 veterans charities were rated by the independent group by the amount they spend on fundraising compared to actual donations, and two-thirds were given either a D or F grade, according to CharityWatch president Daniel Borochoff.”
Oooh, it makes me so mad! There just isn’t enough Federal support for our soldiers and veterans, and veterans charities provide critical services. And these bad charities are wasting money entrusted to them by good-hearted people wanting to help our veterans. It’s enough for a superhero to don her superhero outfit and kick some super villain butt.
It’s too darn hard to make good donations by ourselves, and this giving circle is a donation team that will make sure we’re making donations to charities that are doing great work for veterans.
The donation committee will research these charities so we can choose great charities.
We will research problems facing veterans, so that we fund programs that are actually making a difference.
We believe that those who’ve served our country deserve better. Together, we’re making a difference.
If you want to support veterans, you’re invited to be a part of it.