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Free New GuideStar Report: U.S. Veterans Organizations by the Numbers

Free New GuideStar Report: U.S. Veterans Organizations by the NumbersIn honor of Veterans Day, we looked at nonprofits dedicated to veterans and veterans issues. We’ve published the results in a new report, “U.S. Veterans Organizations by the Numbers,” which you can download for free from our website.

Here’s a sample of our findings:

  • There are more than 45,000 veterans nonprofits registered with the IRS.
  • The vast majority—65 percent—are posts of such nonprofits as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
  • You can find veterans organizations in every state of the union.
  • Collectively, charitable veterans organizations—i.e., 501(c)(3)s—engage in every mission category. Most, however, work in four categories: public, societal benefit (44 percent); human services (22 percent); arts, culture, and humanities, (14 percent), and education (12 percent).

To learn more, download your free copy of “U.S. Veterans Organizations by the Numbers.”

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Free New GuideStar Report: U.S. Veterans Organizations by the Numbers Suzanne Coffman

The preceding post is by Suzanne Coffman, GuideStar's editorial director. See more of Suzanne's sector findings and musings on philanthropy here on our blog.

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