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Financial FAQs

100% of your donation supports wounded warriors. 71% pays for programs, and the balance pays to support the delivery of those life-changing programs.

We are pleased to report nearly $210 million went directly to programs for wounded warriors as reported in our FY 2021 IRS Form 990. More than 199,000 warriors, family members and caregivers were registered with Wounded Warrior Project as of September 30, 2021. The need is great and growing. Every month in 2021, more than 1,277 warriors and family members registered with Wounded Warrior Project to receive our free programs and services.  

Our free services in mental health, career counseling, long-term rehabilitative care, and policy advocacy improve the lives of millions of warriors and their families.

Administrative spend represented just over 5% of our total expenses.

The portion of your donation that went to fundraising brought in just over $4.50 for every $1 invested. Thank you!

Our investment in fundraising totaled just over $69 million, which represented just more than 23% of our total expenses. This investment enabled Wounded Warrior Project to raise the $316 million necessary to provide and expand our free, life-changing programs and services.

Wounded Warrior Project provides all programs and services free 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 efforts.  Warriors never pay a penny for our programs – because they paid their dues on the battlefield. Every $1 invested in fundraising in FY 2021 generated just over $4.50 to support warriors, families, and caregivers. We make this investment to reach and serve more wounded veterans around the country. Wounded Warrior Project does not accept any government funding. The support of generous Americans fuels Wounded Warrior Project programs and services.

Wounded Warrior Project is an accredited charity with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), is highly rated by Charity Navigator, and holds a 2022 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid (formerly GuideStar).

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, encourage the public to refer veterans to the organization, and spread awareness on the issues facing veterans and their families.  

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