Corporations and Foundations

The VFW Foundation depends on its relationships with its corporate and foundation allies to help ensure we can continue to provide the programs that so many service members, veterans and their families rely on. 

By aligning with the VFW, you will be associated with our nationally recognizable brand and our more than 1.5 million VFW and Auxiliary members, plus their family members. From helping military families stay in their home and put food on the table, to providing grants to VFW Posts enabling them to support and give back to their local communities, aligning with the VFW Foundation offers your organization the opportunity to put America's heroes and their families first. 

 

 

 

 
VFW National Convention exhibit floor

Event Sponsorships

As the largest and oldest organization of combat veterans, the VFW hosts several events throughout the year centered around improving the lives of veterans, service members, their families and our communities.

VFW events provide direct marketing opportunities to our corporate supporters and nonprofit organizations trying to reach VFW members and their families.

Find out how your company or organization can sponsor an upcoming VFW event. 

VFW Post members earn a Home Depot Community grant

Foundation Allies

The VFW Foundation relies on its partnerships with corporations and allies to help ensure we can continue to provide the vital assistance programs that so many service members, veterans and their families rely on.

When your corporation or organization aligns with the VFW, you are associating yourself with our nationally recognizable brand, our more than 1.5 million VFW and Auxiliary members, and their families, and working to focus and support America's heroes. 

The VFW Foundation is proud to call these organizations an ally

Collaboration Opportunities

The VFW Foundation has partnership opportunities to fit every organization's budget and goal. Find out more about how you can team up with us below. 

 

  • VFW Membership Benefits

    Market your products or special discounts for VFW Members as one of our listed Membership Benefits on our website. Membership benefits partners receive several marketing incentives from the VFW. See some of our current relationships here.

    For more information, please contact the VFW Foundation, or fill out a collaborative relationship proposal here.

    Once we receive your proposal, one of our team members will contact you and guide you through the process of becoming a membership benefit.
  • Program Sponsorship

    The VFW Foundation is always looking for corporate supporters for our numerous programs that serve the military, veterans and their families. Their generosity ensures the VFW can continue to provide our vital services, completely free of charge.

    There are many benefits for your company’s brand in supporting programs that serve veterans through the VFW.  The VFW recognizes our program supporters through permanent presence on our website, sponsor recognition days, as well as special events that raise money for our programs through special collaborations.

    For more information, please contact the VFW Foundation, or fill out a collaborative relationship proposal here.

    Once we receive your proposal, one of our team members will contact you and guide you through the process of becoming a program sponsor.

  • Advertising and Marketing Solutions

    From an ad in the VFW magazine, to a buckslip in our membership materials that are mailed to every new member – the VFW can help ensure your organization’s message gets in front of the more than 1.5 million VFW and Auxiliary members. With multiple advertising and marketing assets available to your company, we have something to fit every organization's goal and budget.

    For more information, please contact the VFW Foundation, or fill out a collaborative relationship proposal here.

    Once we receive your proposal, one of our team members will contact you and guide you through the process of advertising within the VFW.

  • Employee Engagement Opportunities

    With more than 250 employees, and contacts in every state, the VFW approach to working with corporations is flexible and can be tailored to meet your corporate needs. Below are additional ways the VFW, and its employees, support our partners. 

     

    • Veteran Employee Resource: The VFW is a vast resource for companies that wish to serve their veterans within their organizations. We can help with claims assistance or benefit reviews/education to employees as well as education on various programs and resources available to them. We would be glad to support a veteran employee workshop or assist with resources that could enable a company to develop a veteran employee resource group (VERG).
    • Creative Employee Engagement for Fundraising (Virtual Walk/Fundraising): The VFW has worked with companies that wish to support and raise money for veteran programs. The VFW has 3 major programs that assist veterans nationwide. All VFW programs serve all veterans free of charge. Membership eligibility is not required. One company is doing a virtual walk to raise money for the VFW Unmet Needs program that provides financial grants to veteran families struggling to make ends meet through no fault of their own. Every year, Sport Clips mobilizes the entire company to raise money for the VFW Help-A-Hero scholarship through point-of-sale and in-store fundraising efforts.
    • Uniting to Combat Hunger: One of our most successful employee engagement opportunities has been fighting food insecurity within the veteran population. The VFW works with Humana at the Post level to raise awareness and combat food insecurity (i.e. the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life). The VFW has coordinated food drives, crop gleanings, and packing of boxes/groceries in various areas across the United States. We have engaged with multiple corporate partners in this effort.
    • Buddy Poppy/ Assembly and Campaigns: Before Memorial Day in 1922, we conducted our first poppy distribution, becoming the first veterans' organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, as it remains today. VFW "Buddy"® Poppies are assembled by disabled and needy veterans. The VFW Buddy Poppy program provides compensation to the veterans who assemble the poppies, provides financial assistance in maintaining state and national veterans' rehabilitation and service programs, and partially supports the VFW National Home For Children. We have coordinated Buddy Poppy drives with companies to recognize their veteran employees or employees with veteran family members on Memorial Day. Buddy Poppy drives could be conducted around veteran or patriotic holidays. The Poppies could be used by a company to raise funds for local veteran charities or to support their own veteran employee resource group efforts within the company as well.
    • Veteran and First Responder Care packages: The VFW can coordinate employee assembly days for veteran and first responder care-packages that can be distributed locally and used for media “feel good” events. The VFW can coordinate supplies to be shipped to you free of charge for an assembly day where employees could put care packages together. Then the company employees can distribute them. This is being done is a safe manner even during the pandemic. If there is no space available in your company or should the company wish to conduct this off-site, it is possible that it could be conducted at a local VFW Post.

     

    For more information, please contact the VFW Foundation, or fill out a collaborative relationship proposal here.

  • VFW Store Vendor

    Do you have a product that you would like to have listed in the VFW Store?

    For more information, please contact the VFW Foundation, or fill out a collaborative relationship proposal here.

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