Small Wars Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose purpose is:

  • to facilitate the exchange of information among practitioners, thought leaders, and students of small wars, in order to advance knowledge and capabilities in the field;
  • to assist in the creation, capture, sharing, and application of knowledge of small wars;
  • and ultimately to advance self-determination, freedom, and prosperity for those populations effected by the conduct of small wars.

Small Wars Foundation's current program activity is supporting the small wars community by operating Small Wars Journal. We are working to increase our capacity, enhance the services offered via Small Wars Journal, and add additional programs beyond the site consistent with the Foundation's exempt purposes.

Small Wars Foundation is governed by its Board of Directors.  The current Directors are Dave Dilegge, Dan Kelly, Dave Maxwell, and Bill Nagle.

For matters related specifically to Small Wars Foundation, contact us at  There are more Contact options here for Small Wars Journal's operations.

Disclosure of Key Documents

We are a transparent organization. Here are key corporate documetns and state and federal filings of the Foundation.

Status of Federal Exemption

We are a Virginia non-profit corporation that is a federally recognized as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Your donations may be tax deductible.

Small Wars Foundation was founded in 2008 and was recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization effective Jan 16, 2008. We posted here in 2014 that our exempt status was temporarily revoked due to missing/lost returns, but that issue is resolved. The IRS reinstated us in its letter of Apr 13, 2015, retroactive back to the date of revocation. We are now through those dark ages and there is ultimately no interruption in the potential tax deductibiliy of any contributions made to us as an exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit, all the way back to 2008.