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DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS FOUNDATION

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aka Texas VFW Foundation   |   AUSTIN, TX   |  www.texasvfw.org

Mission

Our mission is to assist needy Texas veterans and their families, to promote programs that focus on the sacrifices of American veterans, employment, training, education, and veterans' issues, foster patriotism, support programs of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and its affiliates, and to promote community service and youth activities.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Beth West

Main address

PO Box 14468

AUSTIN, TX 78761 USA

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EIN

32-0021539

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Veterans' Assistance Program

Financial assistance grants for qualifying veterans who are Texas residents, have an "Honorable Discharge" with over 180 days active duty, and who have come into hardship through no fault of their own

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families

Financial assistance grant to needy veterans who are Texas residents, have an "Honorable" or "General: Under Honorable Conditions" with deployment into a combat/imminent danger zone, and have come into hardship through no fault of their own.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families

Financial assistance to VFW/Auxiliary members and veterans who have found themselves a victim of a natural or man-made disaster as declared by FEMA, the State of Texas, and/or other recognized authority.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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DEPARTMENT OF TEXAS VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Paul Melton

John E. Mitchell

Akerman, LLP

Ken Burton

Texas VFW

Jim Nier

VFW

Earl Harper

RMP Capital Corp.

Ingeborg Conley

Texas VFW

Lynn Toomer

Texas VFW

Larry Sanders

Texas VFW

Robert Martinez

Texas VFW

Ben Lowrance

Texas VFW

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/25/2022

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.