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Financial FAQs

Wounded Warrior Project provides lifesaving programs and services for thousands of injured, ill, or wounded veterans and their families. Since 2003, WWP has invested nearly $2.2 billion in these programs in mental and brain health, career counseling, benefits, physical health and wellness, connection, long-term rehabilitative care, and advocacy.

Your donations ensure veterans and families never pay a penny for this support. Those donations also help foster innovation to improve the lives and opportunities for wounded veterans.

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) invests in innovation to improve the lives of injured and ill veterans and families. One such innovation is WWP’s Warrior Care Network®, a collaboration with four world-renowned academic medical centers to treat post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and substance use disorder.

Wounded Warrior Project is a direct service organization. 100% of your donation supports wounded warriors. About 72% -- nearly $250 million in fiscal year 2022 – was spent directly on programs and services for wounded warriors, families, and caregivers. The balance paid to support the delivery of this life-changing support.

About 5% of expenses cover Wounded Warrior Project administrative costs.

Wounded Warrior Project invested $79 million in fundraising in 2022, around 23% of expenses. That investment brought in nearly $4.90 per dollar spent.

This investment drove the free programs and services that improve the lives of veterans, families, and caregivers. These programs help with mental and brain health, career counseling, benefits, physical health and wellness, connection, long-term rehabilitative care, and advocacy.

Wounded Warrior Project is an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and has met the organization’s standards for accountability. WWP has a four-star rating – the highest possible rating – from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator’s rating of WWP says, “You can give with confidence.” In addition, WWP holds a 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid (formerly GuideStar).

As a direct service organization, Wounded Warrior Project develops and delivers direct programs and services that fill gaps in government care and combat complex issues like mental health or personal independence. Being a direct service organization means we rely on staff to deliver and support our programs for injured veterans, families, and caregivers. It also means that donors have a personal link to warriors. You know your money is going to help a veteran get the help they need.

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 and their families through Wounded Warrior Project. The outreach also helps encourage the public to refer veterans to the organization and spread awareness of the issues facing veterans and their families.


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