Building a Legacy for Veterans.

Our mission is to build, support, and preserve Veterans service programs while bringing together Veterans, families and the community in the public square of Veteranship.

Programs We support

Westword Veterans Day Cover Image
They're Number One: The Campaign to Save VFW Post 1

In 2002, Michael Mitchel, a Navy veteran of the Persian Gulf War, drove by 955 Bannock and saw the neon sign; he wondered if it was truly the first VFW post in the country.

Post 1 Foundation Secures $1M in Donations and Grants

The Post 1 Foundation has secured $1M in donations and grants for the VFW Post 1 Veteran Community Center.

Leadership Veteran

Providing Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) the knowledge foundation and professionalism of nonprofit operations, connection to resources, and collaboration opportunities that benefit Veterans.


We embrace Veteranship—when the community and Veterans come together, be it for Veterans or non-Veteran issues.

Veteran Arts Council (VAC) Artists Engaged
Avg. First Friday Attendance at Veteran Arts Gallery​ (pre-COVID)
Volunteer Hours 2019-20 at Veteran Community Center & VAC
Dollars Raised - Veteran Community Center Micro-Giving Campaign Donations

About the Foundation

The Post 1 Foundation mission approach is a proactive values-based approach with the goal of helping constituents thrive in the community. By supporting opportunities that prevent a Veteran from falling on hard times, then the individual and/or family are on a path of success while the resources of VSOs who assist those in need are spared.

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