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ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/08/2013: ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION

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AKA  AFF
Washington, DC
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ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/08/2013: ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: ARMED FORCES FOUNDATION

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Also Known As: AFF
Physical Address: Washington, DC 20003 
EIN: 75-3070368
Web URL: www.armedforcesfoundation.org 
Blog URL: www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Armed... 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P20 Human Service Organizations
Ruling Year: 2002 


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Mission Statement

The Armed Forces Foundation is dedicated to providing comfort and solace to members of the United States Armed Forces community by providing financial support, recreational therapy programs and funding awareness projects.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $9,987,784
Total Expenses $9,136,831

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Leadership

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Mrs. Patricia Driscoll

Term:

Since Dec 2004

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Programs

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Budget:
$540,000
Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Military/Veterans

Program Description:

The Armed Forces Foundation’s Family Assistance Program includes direct financial assistance to service members and their families, monthly dinners at both Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and H.H. McGuire Veterans Affairs Hospital, along with footing the bill for families staying at the Navy Lodge on the hospital campus.  Direct financial needs range from utility bills to mortgage payments.  In 2012, the Direct Family Assistance Program assisted 186 service members and their families in the amount of $237,595.08 and in 2011, nearly 190 in the amount of $217,089.94.  The Armed Forces Foundation continues to support our troops and military families to alleviate financial burdens for active-duty and retired personnel, National Guard, Reserve components, and their loved ones.

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Budget:
$450,000
Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Military/Veterans
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The Armed Forces Foundation offers service members and their family members an escape from the stress that stems from military deployment or injury through our Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. AFF holds Christmas parties, golf outings, behind the scenes NASCAR experiences with our partner NASCAR in our Troops to the Track and welcome home celebrations for returning units. Since 2008, we have partnered with Venetian Hotel-Resort-Casino in Las Vegas for Salute Our Troops weekends providing service members and their spouses a weekend of their lifetime.

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Budget:
$450,000
Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Military/Veterans
Adults
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

The Armed Forces Foundation’s PTSD/TBI initiatives include our Help Save Our Troops campaign, which focuses the startling suicide statistics with active duty members and Veterans. This campaign advocating for legislation to extend Tri Care mental health benefits for an additional 18 months after leaving active duty service, as well as advocating for TeleHealth and Telemedicine for those suffering from PTSD. One major program in this category, Operation Caring Classroom, is a national education initiative implemented in more than 100 schools across the U.S. aimed to educate military and civilian children about Veterans Day and things military children face while their parents are deployed.  We also have placed an additional school counselor at Fort Belvoir - a civilian ran, heavily military impacted elementary school - who specializes in dealing with children who have parents affected by mental health issues, service injuries and multiple deployments. This counselor also helps alleviate the workload of counseling a large number of military children.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

The Armed Forces Foundation is an American non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that began operations in 2001 with the mission of supporting the members of the United States Armed Forces from all branches of service, both active duty and retired. The Armed Forces Foundation maintains a 94% ratio of every dollar donated from outside contributions back into its programs.
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