Educational Institutions

Active Veterans with Answers

Quick Facts

aka AVWA

China Grove, NC


We are here to relieve the challenges associated with the knowledge gap during the application process for veterans programs and benefits. Our Vision is to provide a seamless learning experience for veterans as they navigate the often frustrating and overwhelming benefits channel in order to determine eligibility regarding their earned benefits. If you know someone who is longer on active in the United States Military and wonder whether or not they are receiving all to which they are entitled, then Active Veterans With Answers will help those veterans, their family members and/or care providers determine the answers to this question and more.

Ruling Year


Co-Founder, Chair of the Board

Pollyanna Neely

Founder, Vice Chair of the Board

Dionne Archibald

Main Address

Po Box 43

China Grove, NC 28023 USA







Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Single Organization Support (B11)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Group Home, Residential Treatment Facility - Mental Health Related (F33)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

The challenges faced by our organization is recognition. We are just over 2 years old. However, we have excelled in providing education to Veterans and their families with information that is a need to navigate through the VA system

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Veterans Benefits Information Seminar

Where we workNew!

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Charting Impact

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

AVWA aims to become and be recognized on a national level as an outreach to Veterans and their families.

Continue to support and partner with Department Of Veterans Affairs and it's subsidiaries.

Continue open dialogue and communication with Department of Veterans Affairs and local Veteran Service Organizations; providing education to Veterans and their families.

Through private donations, continuous fundraisers, and Veterans support

By the number of requests and responses via feedback and surveys.
Requests to present VA benefits Seminar in different cities including 2 times on a cruise ship.

Conducted over 10 VBIS, 5 support groups targeted for women veterans, and three fundraiser campaigns

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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?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable


Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable


Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable


Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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