Number of VA-accredited VFW representatives across America and abroad, helping veterans fight for the VA benefits they have earned.
The total annual amount the VFW helped veterans recoup in VA disability compensation and pension benefits — which includes
$1.6 billion in new benefits paid to veterans in fiscal year 2019.
Value of financial assistance awarded to military families since 2004 to help cover basic needs in times of crisis. 44% of the funds covered basic housing needs.
Amount of scholarships awarded to more than 1,606 veterans and service members through VFW’s “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” since January 2014.
Number of service members and their family members hosted at VFW Military Assistance Program (MAP) events since 2005.
Amount of scholarships, monetary awards and other incentives the VFW distributes annually to middle and high school students through two major patriotic essay competitions.
Number of times the VFW has testified before Congress in the last 12 months alone. The VFW has been instrumental in virtually every major legislative victory for veterans in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Number of VFW-SVA Fellows (student veterans) who have traveled to Washington, D.C., to advocate for veterans’ rights.