AMVETS National Service Foundation

Year Founded:



4647 Forbes Boulevard
Lanham, MD 20706



Top Leadership Pay:

Finance Director Robert Gujral, $137,228








Based on its 2020 tax return, we calculate AMVETS National Service Foundation used joint cost accounting for 7.6 percent of its $16.3 million budget. While legal, this accounting method can be used to disguise overhead costs as program spending. We recommend that no more than 5 percent of a budget be allocated to joint cost accounting.

Furthermore, according to the New York Attorney General, AMVETS Corp. reported raising $4,265,402.67 in solicitation campaigns between 2015 and 2019. Of this, only $1,345,002.33 went to charity; most of the rest was kept by solicitors. Read more here. It is unclear whether AMVETS Corp. refers to AMVETS National Service Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, or AMVETS, a 501(c)(19) organization, or both. The organizations are related and located at the same address.

We do not recommend giving to AMVETS National Service Foundation. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities and Recommended Charities for alternatives.

Mission Statement

AMVETS National Service Foundation provides support to veterans through service programs as well as providing community and youth-oriented programs designed to promote unity and patriotism. It counsels and represents veterans and their dependents before the veterans administration at no charge to the veteran or their dependents.