Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) was founded and is run by post-9/11 veterans. Our mission is to connect, unite and empower this new generation of veterans. IAVA provides invaluable resources and empowers hundreds of thousands of veterans to connect with one another, fostering a strong and lasting community. Through education, advocacy and community building, we strive to create a country which honors and supports veterans of all generations.
IAVA is fully committed to efficient and sound financial management. Our goal is to ensure our programs are making the largest impact for as many veterans as possible, at the lowest costs. Since our founding 13 years ago, IAVA has connected more than 1.4 million veterans with resources and community, while being fiscally responsible to the thousands of individuals, foundations and corporate partners who generously support our mission. We believe it is important to note that our funding spent on “operations” is not waste. It goes to expenses like technology for our social workers, development and maintenance to online programs like thewaitwecarry.org, and to pay our phone bill so more than 8,000 veterans could call IAVA when they were in crisis.
IAVA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with headquarters in New York City and Washington, D.C. IAVA’s federal ID number for donations is EIN# 20-1664531. View IRS determination letter here.