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Veterans Legal Institute® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and as such all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Donations will be used to provide effective legal services and advocacy for former and active service members. Please consider making a contribution via our website here today.



Veterans Legal Institute agrees with and believes in The Donor Bill of Rights:

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

I. To be informed of the organization's mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization's governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization's most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

Courtesy Association of Fundraising Professionals, AFP, ​

A Guide to Giving to the Veteran Legal Institute®
Will my gift to the Veteran Legal Institute® make a difference? Yes! Because it is an investment in our nations disabled and struggling heroes. The Veteran Legal Institute® is the only non-profit law firm assisting disabled and low income veterans in the entire country so you by this generous gift will be able to make a huge difference in assuring our veterans receive the best legal advocacy possible in the legal arena. Our nation’s heroes are struggling right now with epidemic suicide, homelessness, incarceration, a record veterans benefits backlog, long waits for care at Veteran Hospitals and our generous donation and support of the VLI will expand our services to ensure our nation’s veterans are getting the benefits and legal advocacy they deserve and earned.

General Fund
Contributions to this unrestricted fund cover our highest fiscal priorities. The General Fund donations are vital to maintain our day-to-day operations of assisting veterans and meet the specials needs as they arise.

“Wish List” Items
Our wish list is comprised of current priority needs for the Veteran Legal Institute®. Email for an updated wish list.

How can I give to the Veteran Legal Institute?
Donate online: Visit our website at and click on the “Donate” button. From there you can click on the yellow Donate button which will take you to a secure online donation form through Paypal to complete in a matter of seconds. You can securely charge your credit card for whatever amount you deem appropriate and you also have the option to make recurring donations.

Mail a check out to:
Veteran Legal Institute®
2100 N. Broadway, Suite 209
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Gifts in Memoriam
Gifts to commemorate a family member or friend may be designated toward any Veteran Legal Institute® program or fund. This gift in honor of the family member and fund will ensure that the disabled and low income veterans VLI serves receive benefits and legal advocacy that they desperately need and deserve at no cost.

Corporate Giving
Corporations with a desire to contribute to the public good are encouraged to sponsor events at Veterans Legal Institute® and donate funds for its charitable purposes.

Charitable Organizations as Beneficiaries
An easy, direct way to provide for your best-loved charities is change the beneficiary designation on an IRA or life insurance policy to the names of those organizations. When these assets are gifted to individuals, they are considered as taxable income; when they are gifted to a charitable organization, they are not. So a Charitable donation from an IRA or life insurance policy to the Veteran Legal Institute® is tax exempt and if you have further questions about this please contact Antoinette Balta at 714-852-3492.

Estate Planning
Consider Veterans Legal Institute® as a beneficiary to your estate.  Long term planning is necessary and an attorney at Veterans Legal Institute® can give you more information about this process.


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