University of Alabama and Vettes4Vets

Cooperative Research Initiative


Veterans Assessment Project - Vettes for Vets


A Birmingham-based 501(c)(3) nonpro9it; Vettes for Vets is the primary sponsor for a yearlong study of the need, availability and efficiency of support programs for local veterans and their families.


The Assessment will be conducted and supervised by an experienced social scientist, Dr. David Albright of The University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and his staff in the University’s School of Social Work, Of9ice for Military Families and Veterans. Dr. Albright is also a veteran and was named by the Governor to be on the state’s Alabama Executive Veterans Network in addition to his other national level work.


This study will begin with a series of face-to-face veterans’ focus meetings that will set the tone for a robust follow-on electronic survey that will be distributed to as many local veterans as possible for their response and subsequent analysis by Dr. Albright and his staff.

The hope is that this Assessment will enable providers and those that support them to be much more selective and effective in meeting our veterans needs.


Partners participating in funding this study include The United Way’s Priority Veterans Program and the local Still Serving Veterans organization. Results and reporting should be available in the next twelve to fourteen months.


Point of Contact to inquire about becoming a participating partner:

        Chairman of the Board for Vettes for Vets

        Major General (USA ret) David Burford

        dpburfor@gmail.com, 205-718-9107


Vettes4Vets Financial Statement

2018 Annual Report


Generally, the IRS requires exempt organizations to file an annual report. However, certain exempt organizations, including churches and some nonprofits with very small budgets, are not required to do so. The state where the organization is located may also require the organization to file reports annually or biannually. Although 501(c)(3) organizations are exempt from certain taxes, many nonprofits must pay employment tax, excise tax, unrelated business income tax, as well as state and local taxes.


Alabama requires almost all charitable nonprofit organizations that are recognized as tax-exempt by the IRS are required to file an annual report. Small "all volunteer" nonprofit organizations with annual receipts of less than $25,000 are exempt from this requirement.