Veteran? Join Us Today!

The Joe Foss Institute (JFI) is a nonprofit organization that was inspired and founded by World War II hero and Medal of Honor recipient General Joe Foss and his wife Donna (Didi). In line with their lives lived in service to others, General Foss and Didi shared a vision to enlist fellow Veterans nationwide to educate and prepare the next generation of responsible leaders.

Today, we continue to be dedicated to General Foss and Didi’s mission of investing in our future by offering our youth important civics lessons that includes: your own story of service, our country’s Founding Documents, each person’s role and responsibility as a citizen of the United States of America, and the sacrifices made throughout history to earn and protect our democracy.

We believe that America’s Veterans hold the keys to helping tomorrow’s leaders understand the importance of our country’s history. Through our Veterans Inspiring Patriotism (VIP) program, we invite you to share your personal experiences of service, along with JFI’s own educational materials, in schools and at events around the country.

Our successful program has already served more than 1.5 million students but we cannot do it without YOU! Volunteer TODAY to continue helping our country by inspiring the next generation of leaders.