Vietnam Veterans of America

Year Founded:



8719 Colesville Road, STE 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910



Top Leadership Pay:

General Counsel Patricia Harris, $103,795








Based on its 2023 tax return, we calculate that Vietnam Veterans of America spent 33.6 percent of its $10.8 million budget on overhead. This is higher than our recommended 25 percent maximum overhead spending.

We do not recommend giving to the Vietnam Veterans of America. See our lists of Highly Recommended Charities and Recommended Charities for alternatives.

Mission Statement

VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans. VVA strives to achieve the following: aggressively advocate on issues important to veterans, seek full access to quality health care for veterans, identify the full range of disabling injuries and illnesses incurred during military service, hold government agencies accountable for following laws mandating veterans health care, create a positive public perception of Vietnam veterans, seek the fullest possible accounting of America’s POWs and MIAs, support the next generation of America’s war veterans, and serve our communities.