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Florida Veterans Foundation
In 2008, the Florida Legislature established the Florida Veterans Foundation as a Direct Support Organization to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs (FDVA).
As a Direct Support Organization, the Foundation is incorporated as a not for profit corporation under chapter 617, Florida Statutes, to provide assistance, funding and support for the FDVA in carrying out its mission of veterans' advocacy.
The Foundation operates for the direct and indirect benefit of the veterans of Florida, the FDVA, and veteran service organizations.
The Florida Veterans Foundation is also a non-profit organization operating for charitable and educational purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to:
educate the public about the needs of veterans; and,
promote and aid charitable activities for the support of the
livelihood and general welfare of Florida-resident veterans.
The Florida Veterans Foundation serves, supports, and advocates for Florida veterans to improve their well being.
The Florida Veterans Foundation:
Serves Florida veterans and their families by providing direct services and partnering with state and local governments, veteran service organizations, and educational institutions to improve their physical, financial, mental, emotional, and social well being;
Supports the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs’ mission of advocacy; and,
Advocates for Florida veterans by educating the public and governmental entities to increase awareness on veteran-related issues.