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AMVETS National Headquarters

CharityWatch report issued
October 2023

CharityWatch Grade

Contact Information

AMVETS National Headquarters
4647 Forbes Blvd.
Lanham, MD 20706-4380

Other Names

American Veterans
AMVETS American Veterans

Tax Status




Stated Mission

To provide support for vets and military that enhances the quality of life for citizens and vets alike.

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Data based on Fiscal Year Ended 08/31/2022

*Why a Question Mark Rating?

CharityWatch currently has concerns about this organization and/or is unable to provide complete rating information due to the organization's nondisclosure of financial information. Please see the Analysts' Notes section for a more detailed explanation.

Governance & Transparency

CharityWatch evaluates certain criteria related to a charity's Governance and Transparency. Donors may want to consider a charity's willingness to be open and transparent with CharityWatch to be a good litmus test for determining its commitment to public accountability.
AMVETS National Headquarters
does not meet governance benchmarks.
AMVETS National Headquarters
does not meet transparency benchmarks.

CharityWatch Governance Concerns

See Analysts' Notes for Explanation
Provides Financial Information
Audit Accessibility
Governance: Policies
Reports regularly & consistently monitoring & enforcing compliance with a written Conflict of Interest Policy
Reports required, annual disclosure by officers, directors, and key staff of interests that could give rise to conflicts
Reports having a written Whistleblower Policy
Reports having a written Document Retention and Destruction Policy
Governance: Financials
Reports providing copy of tax form to all board members prior to filing it with IRS
Reports that financial statements were audited by an independent accountant
Governance: Board of Directors
Reports at least 5 voting board members
51% or more of voting board members reported as independent
Reports documenting minutes of board and board committee meetings
Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

Unable to Provide Salaries

See Analysts' Notes for explanation.

CharityWatch Analysts perform an in-depth analysis of charities' audited financial statements and IRS tax filings, and often review other documents such as state filings, annual reports, and fundraising contracts during their evaluations. Below are select notes that CharityWatch believes may be of interest to donors.

CharityWatch is unable to provide a letter grade rating of AMVETS (American Veterans) at this time due to the organization's failure to respond to CharityWatch's request for its fiscal year ended August 31, 2022 audited financial statements and IRS Form 990. For this reason, we have issued AMVETS (American Veterans) a "?" rating for its fiscal year-ended 8/31/2022.

CharityWatch sent an inquiry to the Executive Director of AMVETS via U.S. mail on 9/15/2023, and has not received a response as of the date of this update on 10/19/2023. Additionally, CharityWatch attempted to locate a fiscal 2022 tax filing and audited financial statements for the organization in several online public databases, including the online databases of state attorneys general and secretaries of state, but was unsuccessful.

According to the SOS Charity Organization Record for AMVETS (American Veterans) that CharityWatch obtained from the Maryland Secretary of State's online public registry on 10/18/2023, its registration is "Delinquent," with its last approval date listed as August 31, 2020. 

CharityWatch's most recent letter grade rating of AMVETS was based on our analysis of its fiscal year ended August 31, 2018 audited financial statement and IRS Form 990. We assigned the organization a rating of "D" on our A+ to F rating scale for spending 45% of its cash budget on programs and for spending $28 to raise each $100 of cash support. 

If AMVETS (American Veterans) responds to CharityWatch's request for copies of its financials at a future date, we may update our rating of AMVETS at that time. 

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