How Much Have We Raised?
The Memorial's estimated cost is $40 million. Current law stipulates that before groundbreaking can commence 110% of the projected budget must be raised. All efforts are backed exclusively by private sources. The law that authorizes us to build the Memorial prohibits the use of federal funds to pay any expense to establish this commemorative work.
We have raised roughly $8.4 million of our $40 million-dollar goal: $5.85 million relates to the memorial site award and $2.5 million has been donated by individuals, businesses, foreign governments, and Veteran Service Organizations.
Note: The 10% overage is included in the $40 million.