The ARIZONA DISABLED
VETERAN FOUNDATION, Inc. was formed as an organization in October of 2010
incorporated in the State of Arizona to aid and assist Arizona's veterans
and particularly our disabled veterans. We are a 501(c) (3) tax exempt
organization under the Federal Internal Revenue Service statutes.All contributions to the Foundation
stay in Arizona to provide aid and assistance to Arizona resident veterans.
We are not a national organization and we do not solicit members from the
veteran community to join the Foundation. We have an elite Board of
Directors who administers the funds received, to ensure the best possible
use of those contributions entrusted to the Foundation.
The Arizona Legislature changed the law regarding Non-Profit
Qualified Charitable Organizations and the new law went into effect January 1st,
2010.No longer may a Non-profit
organization remain on the list of Qualified Charitable Organizations unless
they were strictly a 501(c)3 organization.This change disenfranchised an entire group of non-profit organizations,
the traditional veterans organizations which are primarily 501(c)4
institutions.This change in the State’s
tax code was the catalyst for the formation of the Foundation.
We do not provide the services to
the veterans directly; rather we provide financial assistance
to established veteran and non-veteran organizations that provide services
to our Arizona veterans.
The majority of all veterans and
especially our disabled veterans fall below 150% of Federal
Poverty Guidelines. The federal government does not provide all the
services disabled and non-disabled veterans so desperately need. In many
instances veteran's disability compensation falls short of meeting our veterans'
The Foundation will support veteran
organizations and other non-profit organizations that provide the
following types of services:
Many of our veterans require transportation to VA Medical Centers
and Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Some of our veterans would have no
way of getting to their scheduled outpatient appointment were it not for
transportation services provided by some major veteran organizations.
Hospital, Chapter and Post
This program reaches out to assist our veterans in filing claims for
disability compensation, educational or vocational training, prosthetic
equipment, insurance and other benefits. Most veteran organizations have
service officers to meet the needs of those veterans in their community.
Homeless Veterans Programs:
As a group, veterans make up one of the largest group of
homeless individuals. Counseling and mental health therapy is vital in
assimilating these individuals back into society.
Emergency Assistance Programs:
From time to time our veterans find themselves in need of emergency
assistance to help with emergency financial needs. With our aging veteran
population some cannot perform minor repairs within their own homes.
Honor Guard and Ritual Team Services:
A veteran who honorably served our country should be entitled to a
military funeral if he so desires. Most large veteran organizations have such
ritual teams to provide this final parting service.
Free Legal Advice and Assistance
A number of studies have shown that
one of the primary unmet needs of veterans is access to pro-bono and affordable
legal advice.The Foundation and the DAV
Department of Arizona have formed legal clinics with aid of volunteer attorneys
and paralegals to try and address this need in our veteran community.
Many other services not listed
above, are provided by veteran organizations and other
non-profit community groups. The Arizona Disabled Veteran Foundation will
do it's best to financially assist those organization, so that those much
needed services will continue to be available to our Arizona veterans.
Your tax credit support will enable us to continue those programs veterans in
Arizona so desperately need.