who we are

About the JW Memorial Foundation

The JW Memorial Foundation was the brainchild of Jeff Welch. Jeff was dedicated to his lifelong profession, the fire services, but also dedicated to his family. His wife is a former law enforcement officer, and his son currently serves as one as well. Public service is part of the family heritage.

After being diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in 2016, Jeff decided that he wanted to give back to the emergency service professions which had brought so much to his life. After researching various organizations around the country, Jeff decided that the best way to honor those in public service was to help provide for the immediate needs of the families of emergency service personnel who are severely injured or killed in the line of duty.

Jeff lost his battle with lymphoma prior to being able to fulfill this dream. It is from his inspiration that we are dedicated to continue doing the work and carrying out Jeff’s wishes to help those who help us!

Our mission

Our mission

The mission of the JW Memorial Foundation is to provide immediate assistance and support to the families of fallen emergency responders in the state of Idaho.

Our vision

Our vision

Our vision is that no emergency responder’s family will be burdened by financial concerns and will be fully supported during one of the most difficult times of their lives.

core values

Core values

The JW Memorial Foundation will strive to provide assistance and support with compassion, honorintegrity and accountability.


During our annual meetings, we go over the details of the JWMF Annual Report. This report covers important member updates, major achievements, a financial summary and significant contributions for the year.

Find the full 2023 report, HERE.

Find the full 2022 report, HERE.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out.