The VFW NV Foundation 501c3 is formed exclusively to support the VFW Nevada Veteran Service Office. This office is responsible for guiding veterans through the VA (Veterans Administration) claims process. The Veterans Administration provides medical care, education, vocational rehabilitation, employment, pensions and other expenditures to the benefit of Nevada veterans.

In 2021, National Health Statistics Reports estimated 19 million people in the United States were veterans, but just over 9.0 million were enrolled in the Veterans Health Administration healthcare program.

What does this mean? If less than half of eligible veterans are enrolled into the VA health care system, then less than half have access to their entitlements.  Eligible veteran households and the communities where they bank, pay rents, buy food, enroll in school, etc. are missing out on the extended social impact the VA is positioned to address. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Veteran Service Office is charged with enrolling veterans into the VA health care system. The VFW that finds and enrolls eligible veterans hits the bottom line when it comes to supporting the economic health of a community and those who have paid the price for it- For Nevada, the recompense means hundreds of millions of dollars. 

 The excerpt below shows VA Expenditures FY 2017 for the Nevada from National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics


Sources: VA Veteran Population Projection Model, VA Geographic Distribution of Expenditures,
VA Annual Benefits Report, U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible combat veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. It is over a century old and traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans founded local organizations to secure their rights and benefits for their service in the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902).  The organization led the charge in the creation of entitlements and a supporting body of government to care for its veterans.

We know from teachings of WWII veteran in service to the VFW that it began over games of cards where veteran comrades congressed to help the many veterans who arrived home wounded or sick-With no medical care or veterans’ pension for them. The VFW voice was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, and is largest and oldest combat veteran service organization in the world.

VFW NV Freedom 50/50 Raffle Drawing

Charitable Gaming is the oldest form of authorized games of chance in the US but has taken a back seat to sportsbooks, casinos and virtually unregulated social gaming.

This comes at a great expense to any community service that could stand to benefit from the current growth of gaming.  Particularly as it relates to veteran service, it could mean hundreds of millions of dollars annually to support residents of any given state and particularly, in Nevada where 10.35% of the residents are veterans compared to the national 6.6%.


With Nevada being one of the first and few states to authorize online raffles for nonprofit organizations, not only do veterans stand to benefit, but so do all Nevada nonprofits.

Join us as the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Department Nevada Foundation launches its own licensed version of Gaming Benefits Corporation online raffle and Regulator Monitoring Dashboard.

The VFW Nevada Foundation Freedom 50/50 celebrates our freedom to play and opportunity to raise funds, online, responsibly with total accountability for Nevada veterans.

The Gaming Benefits Raffle is not just an online drawing with a GLI Certified platform and Random Numeric Generator.  The Regulator Monitoring Dashboard tracks in real and near-real time game data and writes the pertinent information to blockchain creating an immutable record of not only the game events, but also reports the extended impact of funds raised and helps to automate the compliance process.

If you are not a Nevada resident, but would like to see your state support online charitable gaming for your local nonprofits read more about how GBC and