FAQ

Why did you create Yellow Ribbon Fund?
Most injured service members at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital on Fort Belvoir, Va., are away from their homes and communities, most with only a few family members around, and many with none. Our community has many generous individuals and businesses who want to give these fine young men and women the support they deserve. You can learn more about the needs we meet in the links to the right.

Can anyone volunteer?
Yes, provided they are accepted by officials at the military hospitals we serve. We provide registration forms and ask volunteers to provide information that enables us to find the right tasks for each volunteer.

Do you have a contract with the U.S. government?
No. The Yellow Ribbon Fund is a private, non-profit organization funded by donations from our supporters and providing volunteer services to injured service members and their families. We do not have, nor do we seek, any contract with the U.S. Government.

Are your volunteers subject to any government regulation?
Yes. All our volunteers who work with us at the military hospitals we serve must register with and be accepted by officials at those facilities.

Are donations tax deductible?
Yes. The Yellow Ribbon Fund has not-for-profit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and you will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of your donation as deductible under applicable IRS regulations. To review our 501(c)(3) letter from the IRS, please visit the About Us page of our Web site.

Do you have an IRS Form 990 and an audited Financial Statement?
Yes. To review our latest IRS Form 990 and audited Financial Statement, please visit the About Us page of our Web site. Our Federal Employer Identification Number is 36-4567583.

How much of your donations are spent on assistance to injured service members?
Since YRF’s beginning, in 2005 83 cents of every dollar spent has gone to meet the needs of injured service members and their families.

Do you employ professional fundraisers?
No. Our fundraising is done by our directors and volunteers, assisted by the staff.