First responders put their lives on the line every day.
Our Story »

Learn more about our many programs and initiatives.
What We Do »

Get your questions answered.
FAQs »

The First Responders Foundation

We partner directly with police and fire departments to serve and honor first responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work, and enhance public safety.

Give the Gift of Volunteering

Join us in showing first responders that we appreciate their dedicated service and don’t take them for granted by volunteering to help support the cause. Volunteer opportunities include fundraising, helping at great events, delivering lunches on Police and Fire Appreciation Day, and lending your support or area of expertise to the foundation!

Volunteer with us.

Facts About Us

We support three core programs in addition to providing vital resources and equipment as requested by the police and fire departments. The items we donate are not provided for in the city budget and we work directly with Omaha’s police and fire chiefs to determine the immediate needs of each department and fulfill wish lists.

No, we never solicit funds in this manner. Typically, with those types of organizations, only a small percentage is donated to the actual cause. We encourage you to consider a donation directly to our foundation.

The Booster Club invites you to become an ongoing supporter of the First Responders Foundation’s mission and programs. For an annual membership of just $60 per year, you can show your support and receive an exclusive, limited-edition gift of your choice. We invite everyone to join our growing community and become a booster!

2019 Awards of Excellence

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Awards of Excellence.  These high school seniors are children of first responders and have demonstrated outstanding commitment to community.  Congratulations!

Thomas Ahl * Jayden Anderson * Joseph Barrios * Ethan Bernard * Callie Billings * Eli Bogdanoff * Alexis Buesing * Garrison Dodge * Kaylee Flynn * Logan Fornoff * Tyson Guzman * Joshua Herout * Paige Holdsworth * Kiya Hudson * MIchael Kelly * Colton Mallory * Chaylea Mandina * Camryn McLaughlin * Leah Millikan * Brad Noble * Grant Oseka * Tate Patera * Matthew Perl * Connor Smith * Bethany Stratton * Katherine Swan * Kylie Tierney * Maximus Wold

Learn more.


9/11 minute of silence flags

Our Mission:
To serve and honor all our First Responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work, and enhance public safety.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Creating and supporting unique and educational programs and events
  • Inspiring our community
  • Providing necessary resources and services to First Responders and our citizens

In addition to our core programming, we donate resources and vital equipment to the police and fire departments, working with each chief to determine priorities that their budgets cannot cover.

To date, we have donated more than $1,427,000.

Recent News & Posts

Read More