Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA

  • Silver Spring, MD
  • http://www.vva.org

Mission Statement

Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. VVA's goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. VVA'S FOUNDING PRINCIPLE: "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another."

service areas

National

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ruling year

1984

chief executive

Mr. John Rowan

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Keywords

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EIN

13-2929110

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Trying to increase our proceeds given to disabled Vietnam Veterans. Your car donation will help us give more back to the ones that gave so much!

Programs

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Program 1

During FYE 2008 (VVA Fiscal Year - March 1, 2007 through February 29, 2008), VVA did work on the following issues. On April 25, 2007 VVA National President John Rowan hosted a reception in Washington, D C for friends and supporters of VVA, honoring members of Congress who served in the armed forces. Among those who attended this successful event were Rep Tim Walz of Minnesota, an Iraq War veteran, Sen Chuck Hagel of Nebraska who, served in Vietnam, and Rethe Ranking Republican

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Budget

4457601.00

Population Served

service areas

National

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Funding Needs

$500,000 to help disabled Vietnam Veterans in America.

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Financials

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VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA INC
Fiscal year: Mar 01-Feb 28
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mr. John Rowan

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation and is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Service Code"

Governance

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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