• Annually, VFW awards more than $2.5 million in youth scholarships through its Voice of Democracy
• VFW awards more than $900,000 a year in U.S. savings bonds through the Patriot’s Pen contest.
• VFW and its partner, the Ladies Auxiliary, annually donate more than 13 millions hours of community-
• Every year, VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary contribute millions of dollars worth of community
• VFW Ladies Auxiliaries annually collects more than $3 million for cancer research. It has donated some
$47 million since the late 1950s.
• Through its Operation Uplink program, VFW has given out millions of pre-paid phone calling-cards
to veterans in veterans homes, hospitals and active-duty military.