Veterans of Foreign Wars

Year Founded:



406 W 34th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111



Top Leadership Pay:

Adjutant Kevin C. Jones, $209,713








Based on its 2022 tax return, we calculate that Veterans of Foreign Wars spent 84.8 percent of its $95.7 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent overhead spending.

Additionally, Veterans of Foreign Wars used joint cost accounting for 44.6 percent of its budget. While legal, this accounting method can disguise overhead costs as program spending. We recommend that no more than 5 percent of a budget be allocated to joint cost accounting.

Furthermore, Veterans of Foreign Wars filed two statements of activity outside the United States. They spent a total of $132,245 on program service grants.

Finally, Veterans of Foreign Wars filed on statement of transaction with interested persons. $184,201 was paid as a salary to Kevin Jones, spouse of employee Kelly Jones.

We do not recommend giving to Veterans of Foreign Wars. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities and Recommended Charities for alternatives.

Mission Statement

To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.