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VFW Foundation

We need them. They need 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 troops abroad, military families 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.

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What We Do

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

  • Provide 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.
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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

  • Financials

  • Leadership

    Board of Directors

    A Board of Directors for any organization is there for one reason: to help assure the organization stays its course by providing leadership, counsel, and solid direction. Our Board of Directors does all that for the VFW Foundation, and more.

    Hal Roesch, II, Chairman
    (Commander-in-Chief, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)

    Kevin Jones, President

    (Adjutant General, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)

    Debra L. Anderson, Secretary/Treasurer
    (Quartermaster General, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States)

    Ann Panteleakos, Board Member
    (Secretary/Treasurer, VFW Auxiliary)

    Anthony J. Principi, Board Member
    (Former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs)

    Michael F. DeRosa, Board Member

    (BURGER KING® Franchisee Owner)

    Gordon B. Logan, Board Member

    (CEO/Founder, Sport Clips, Inc.)



    One reason the VFW Foundation works so well is a common passion for doing the right thing. We have a full-time staff of eight and the full support of thousands of people, just like you.

    Richard M. Potter, Administrator
    Kevin Jamison, Assistant Director/Corporate Relations
    Richard Freiburghouse, Manager
    Brooke Brown, Assistant Manager/Corporate Relations
    Benjamin Vargas, Assistant Manager/Special Projects
    Rebecca Curtis, Sr. Program Coordinator
    Renee Spears, Gifts Processing Coordinator
    Jason Couch, Grants Coordinator

  • Governance

  • Contact the VFW Foundation

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

    Email: foundation@vfw.org

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