Questions About
Veterans Charities


Do you have questions about veterans charities?

Americans have repeatedly been proven to be the most generous people on the planet. But what happens to those hard-earned dollars you donate to charity? Are they being used for the purpose you intended?

As we previously reported, some veterans charities are short-changing our nation's veterans. We think that is atrocious, and that there should be better regulation of charities to ensure the money you donate to charity actually goes to the cause you want to support.





As it stands now, a charitable organization can maintain its favorable IRS determination by contributing a mere 5% (or in some cases, just 1%) of the revenue it raises to its charitable cause. Millions of dollars intended for our nation's veterans are going into the pockets of professional fundraising groups, and less often into the pockets of the organizations' officers, rather than to the charitable causes you think you're supporting.

So before you donate to charity, be sure to check out the charity's record. Read the reports, scroll through the list of veterans charities we've reviewed (below), and come back here to ask your questions about veterans charities if we haven't already reviewed the charity you are asking about.

Please, before you submit a question, look through the list below to see if we've already reviewed it. The list is in chronological order, not alphabetical, so you need to go all the way to the bottom of the list. (Or, if you prefer an alphabetical list to make the charity you're interested in easier to find, you'll find an alphabetical list of veterans charities we've reviewed on our site map.

We've been getting a number of questions about organizations we've already reviewed. If you don't request notification when your question is published, and give us your e-mail address, we can't notify you where to find the information. We can't do anything but delete your question. So before you send a question about a veterans charity, please read through the list below or check our site map to see if it's already been reviewed.

And please be patient and bear with us. This feature has been so popular, we can't keep up with all your questions. As of this writing, we have a list of more than 65 charities awaiting review in response to your requests. So we've temporarily suspended the ability to ask a question. Check back soon to see when we're accepting questions again.

When asked if you want to be notified when your page is published, say yes, and enter your e-mail address. That way, you'll be automatically notified when your answer is published. No worries, we don't share your e-mail address with anyone, period.

Our Readers' Questions . . .



Click on the links below to see questions and comments from other readers ...

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Great Veterans Charity Reviews 
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How to help local wounded warriors? 
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Coalition to Support America's Heroes 
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National Vietnam Veterans Foundation 
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Disabled American Veterans 
How effective is Disabled American Veterans? It seems to be one of the oldest and largest veterans charities. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) …

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 
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Vietnam Veterans Of America 
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Check Out Veterans Charities 
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United Proud Patriots Veterans Organization 
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American Veterans Foundation 
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National Veterans Services Fund 
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United War Veterans Council 
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Foundation for American Veterans 
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Wounded Warrior Project Info? 
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Honorable Veterans Charities? 
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Newer Ratings for Veterans Charities 
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Are Charity Pledges Enforceable? 
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US Navy Veterans Association 
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National Veterans Foundation 
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How can I help veterans charities on a limited budget? 
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Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund 
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Requesting Donation to Charity with Free Gifts 
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National Veterans Foundation 
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If you didn't find the veterans charity you were looking for, use this search box to find it on the site. This list is comprised of your inquiries and our responses, in chronological order. Our software does this automatically, so we can't list them alphabetically here, but you will find an alphabetical list on our site map. If the veterans charity you're interested in is not listed, use the form above to submit your inquiry.

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