100 percent of your donation supports wounded warriors. Nearly 72 percent pays for programs, and the balance pays to support those programs.
We are pleased to report $166 million went directly to programs for wounded warriors based on our FY 2017 IRS Form 990.
We directly served 132,121 warriors, family members, and caregivers, a nearly 15 percent increase over FY 2016. More than 1,500 register with Wounded Warrior Project every month.
Administrative spend represented less than 6 percent of our total expenses.
The portion of your donation that went to fundraising brought in $4 for every $1 invested. Thank you!
Our investment in fundraising totaled $53 million, which represented less than 23 percent of our total expenses. It helped Wounded Warrior Project raise over $210 million.
Wounded Warrior Project provides all programs and services at zero cost to the warriors, family members, and caregivers we serve.
To provide those free programs and services, we rely on the incredible generosity of our donors, who we reach through a variety of fundraising channels. Warriors never pay a penny for our programs – because they paid their dues on the battlefield. Every $1 invested in fundraising in FY 2017 generated $4 to support warriors, families, and caregivers. We make this investment to reach more veterans around the country.
The IRS Form 990 is referred to more frequently by donors, other charitable groups, charity watch groups, and the public. As always, our audited financials are available on our website.
Yes. Wounded Warrior Project’s outreach initiatives are designed to educate injured service members about the free programs available to them through Wounded Warrior Project, encourage the public to refer veterans to the organization, and spread awareness around the issues facing veterans and their families.