Help Support The SVF


Your donation to Spokane Veterans Forum will invest in veterans, creating a ripple effect in communities across the northwest. The Forum provides veterans the means for seeking a healthy lifestyle, and develop life skills. Your donation will secure treatment the veterans have earned and assist them to secure employment, prevent living on the streets and prevent the possible tragedy of suicide.



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Donation Total: $10

When you give to Spokane Veterans Forum you help:

  • Aggressively provide a veteran defendant to have the opportunity for treatment and restoration in partnership with a Veterans Treatment Court and trained mentors and, to avoid incarceration.
  • Implement a Veterans Mentoring Program to reach every veteran defendant in need.
  • Raise Awareness about the challenges veterans face coming home from military service and the possible incarceration for misdemeanor offenses due to the symptoms of PTSD, TBI and MST.

Provide financial resources to:
Maintain the monthly Forum that gives the opportunity to veteran defendants and mentors to engage in supportive interaction, share a meal and participate in therapeutic, educational and life skills classes – all free of charge to the veterans. Donations help defray the expenses to provide meals and supplies

We gratefully appreciate your tax-deductible contribution and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Tim Fitzgerald, President, Ops Staff, SVF at 509-477-3901 (or) Richard Heehn, Treasurer 509-389-8307.

The Spokane Veterans Forum is a 501 (c) (3) organization:
Federal Tax ID: 47-4427023
2015 – Form 990-N
2016 – Form 990-N

Ways to donate:

(1) Mail donations

– Donations can be directly by making checks payable to “Spokane Veterans Forum” and mail to the following:

Spokane Veterans Forum
P.O. Box 653

Colbert, WA 99005

(2) Donate through retail purchases:

Amazon Smile

– Register with ( and designate Spokane Veterans Forum as your charitable organization of choice. Make all future purchases on Amazon through The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.


Yokes Fresh Market

– At any Yokes Fresh Market in Washington or Idaho, sign up for a Community Card at the customer service desk and select/write-in Spokane Veterans Forum as the charity you wish to support. Sign-on to ( to register your Yokes Community Card, phone number and designate Spokane Veterans Forum to receive Yokes rewards.  At Yokes checkout always enter your phone or use your Community Card so SVF can receive the benefit.

Fred Meyer

– Shop with your Fred Meyer Rewards Card.  Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Spokane Veterans Forum at
  • You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 89801.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping SVF earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit

(3) Sponsor a fundraising event:

For sponsorship information contact:
Maritza Cortez, Fundraising Officer at 916-871-7997

(4) Attend Special Events and Fundraisers.

Check the Event Pages for upcoming Fund Raisers and Special EventsSee the Calendar for upcoming dates.

(5) Sponsor a Meal

SVF provides a free-of-charge meal to all attendees at the monthly Forums. SVF deeply appreciates the following Organizations, Businesses and Individuals that have sponsored meals for the Forum.

Contact Tim Fitzgerald, President, Ops Staff, SVF, to Sponsor a meal.
Office: 509-477-3901

Meal Sponsors:

  • Spokane Combat Vet Riders Association
  • Point Man Ministries
  • Rotary 21
  • Messiah Lutheran Church
  • Emerging Leaders Society
  • Thrivent Action Team
  • Redeemer Lutheran Church
  • Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest
  • Costa Vita
  • Longhorn Barbecue
  • Clay Nelson
  • Doug Piehl
  • Andy Hail
  • Family of Mel Hirst
  • Family of Darel Maxfield
  • Isaac and Jennifer Barnhart
  • Navy Seabee Veterans of Spokane, Island X-6
  • Spokane Marine Corps League Detachment (
  • Rosauers Supermarket (
  • Yokes Fresh Markets (
  • Special thanks to SVF Ops Staff, Mentors and Volunteers who regularly set-up, clean-up and serve the monthly meals at the Forum.

Special Thanks To The Following For Their Support

Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Hosted the First Annual Army/Navy Tailgate Party Fundraiser – December 2017

The Spokane Marine Corps League
– Many thanks for their generous financial support

Longhorn BBQ
Provides the Roasting of Turkeys for SVF’s Annual Holiday Dinners
2315 N. Argonne Road. Spokane, WA | 509-924-9600

The Roadhouse
Hosted the SVF Veterans Weekend 2016 Fundraiser
20 N Raymond Rd, Spokane Valley

EWU Athletics
Hosted Free Admission to all Veterans at the First Game of the 2016 EWU’s Men’s Basketball Tournament

Eastern Washington University Men’s Basketball
Military/Veteran Appreciation Day
EWU Athletic Department
207 Physical Education Building
Eastern Washington University
Cheney, WA 99004-2476

Plese Printing & Marketing
Publishes and Prints Flyers, Posters, Brochures & Stationary
Kim Plese, Owner

Operation Spokane Heroes
Thanks for their generous financial support

Pinot’s Palette
– Hosted the Annual “Paint It Forward” Event
319 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99201


Financial Donors for 2018

Gold Level:  $1,000 and above

Combat Vet Riders, Spokane, WA

Silver Level:  $100 to $999

Joy Hart, Hart Family Investment, LLC, Chattaroy, WA

Caroline Psomas, Liberty Lake, WA

Sharon Rice, Roseburg, OR

Johnny and Jan Humphreys, Veradale, WA in memory of Timothy D. Kenney

John Roy and Barbara Brown, Spokane WA in memory of Timothy D. Kenney

Northwest Golfers for Warriors, Spokane, WA

Bronze Level
:   Under $100

Ed and Raeann Ducal, Spokane Valley, WA in memory of Timothy D. Kenney

Kirk and Jan Bierwagon, Spokane WA in memory of Timothy D. Kenney

Doug and Colleen Piehl, Spokane Valley, WA in memory of Timothy D. Kenney

John and Barbara Brown, Spokane, WA

John R Brown, Spokane, WA

Financial Donors for 2017

Gold Level:  $1,000 and above

Northwest Golfers for Warriors, Spokane, WA

Silver Level:  $100 to $999

Nancy Barthelness, Spokane, WA

John Brown, Spokane, WA

Lisa Malpass Childess, Spokane, WA

George Dodge, Spokane, WA

Joy Hart, Hart Family Investment, LLC, Chattaroy, WA

John J. and Donna M. Luger, Bellevue, WA

Bob Mirasole, Spokane Valley, WA

Charlie Monroe, Spokane, WA

Jed Nelson, Deer Park, WA

Chris Patterson, Colbert, WA

Paul Russell, Nine Mile Falls, WA

Pat Shaw, Spokane, WA

Windermere Real Estate-Manito, Spokane, WA

Paul Zimmerman, Spokane, WA


Bronze Level:   Under $100

Sandra Kernerman, Spokane, WA

Mike Leitch, Spokane, WA

Chuck  Madison, Spokane, WA

Doug & Colleen Piehl, Spokane Valley, WA


Veterans Crisis Line Phone: 1-800-273-8255, Press “1for immediate help