About Veterans Family Fund
The mission of the Veterans Family Fund of America (VFFA), is to help veterans and their families. A grassroots community organization, VFFA is dedicated to meeting urgent needs that are not covered through other veterans programs, especially those relating to unmet family needs.
The guiding principle of the fund is to provide prompt, focused financial assistance that resolves an immediate crisis. Our responsiveness can make a long-term difference in a veteran's quality of life— often affecting the family's financial survival. For example, VFFA has provided grants to cover childcare while a parent is looking for work after returning from deployment, tuition that allows the veteran to earn the last few credits needed for professional credentials for a civilian job, or emergency rent because ongoing financial support for the war-injured veteran has been delayed. Our veterans' families have typically never needed outside help previously; however, exceptional circumstances now require our assistance.
Our highest priority is to make sure your donations reach the people who truly need them. We collaborate with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs in Olympia, Washington to distribute our donations, thus eliminating further need for high case-management costs and other unnecessary overhead.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs oversees the Veterans Innovations Program, a tax-exempt governmental unit under section 170 of the IRS code, authorized by the state legislature in 2006 to provide flexible funds to veterans who served in recent military action. The Veterans Innovation Program identifies and manages individual needs at no cost to VFFA. This means 100% of funds raised through The Veterans Family Fund™ Certificate of Deposit Program go directly to those in genuine need.
There is no connection between VFFA and the Veterans Administration.