Legal Status


Our parent organization, the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., was founded in 1978. It is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

VVA Chapter 522 was incorporated on April 20, 1990. We will be celebrating our 27th anniversary as an active chapter of VVA in 2017. Our members are confident that we will continue to expand our membership and prosper as we strive to support veterans, veterans programs, and the needs of our community.

VVA Chapter 522 is incorporated in the State of Florida.

Like our parent organization,we are a not-for-profit organization. Our official designation is defined as a 501 (c) 19 organization under the Exempt Organizations Provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (Title 26, United States Code). This 501 (c) 19 designation is reserved specifically for veterans’ organizations.

100% of the gifts and donations received by Chapter 522 will be used by VVA Chapter 522 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc., Pinellas County Florida. For additional information, please see Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Registration Number CH11513. We do not have any paid officers, directors, or staff members within our organization.

Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.

Interested parties may call 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-435-7352) for a copy of the official registration and financial information.