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About Florida Veterans Foundation

Mission Statement

To serve, support, and advocate for Florida veterans to improve their quality of Life!

The Florida Veterans Foundation serves as the statewide lead organization for 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 through local and statewide outreach to educate the public and governmental entities, increasing awareness on veteran-related issues.


The Florida Veterans Foundation team is one of the hardest working veteran advocate teams in the state of Florida. We are composed of a volunteer Chairman and Board of Directors.

The majority of the Foundation Directors are retired, military disabled veterans who donate over 40 hours per week of their time to assist and help guide Florida’s veterans through a myriad of issues veterans face today. Whether it’s access to healthcare, education, jobs, VA benefits or the like, our Directors are here to help.

Several Directors are trained Veteran Service Officers who know the extent, the meaning and the application of laws that have been passed by Congress in the interests of veterans and their dependents. Our Directors know the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to clarify and implement those laws.

President – Lew Wilson
USMC Veteran


The Florida Veterans Foundation was founded in 2008 by the Florida Legislature and is supported by individual and corporate donations, grants, fundraisers and direct public support to help us faithfully execute our mission of providing emergency and support services and programs for Veterans and their families across the state of Florida.

Board of Directors

Email:     Phone: 850-488-4181

Florida Districts

Latest News

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Meet the Military Veteran Legislators

The FVF is proud to honor the military veterans serving in the 2021 Florida Legislature by kicking off the “Meet the Military Veteran Legislators 2021 – 2022 Florida Legislature Series.” We welcome the twenty-one members.

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Holiday Cards for Heroes

Holiday Cards for Heroes

The Florida Veterans Foundation and Duke Energy have partnered to support Sunshine State Veterans this holiday season. Hundreds of holiday cards were personally created by Duke Energy employees to give thanks and encouragement to our Veterans during this holiday season.

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