FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

Are you the telephone solicitors who call us asking for money?

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.

What does the money go towards?

Donations to the First Responders Foundation Support our key programs and provide additional funds for materials, equipment, and other initiatives for the police and fire departments. We work directly with the departments to fulfill wish lists and prioritize resources so donations go where they are needed most.

What is the foundation and what do you do?

The First Responders Foundation is a nonprofit run by our Board of Directors and staff and supported by all of our contributors, supporters and Boosters. Our mission is to serve and honor all our First Responders and their families, build appreciation and respect for their work, and enhance public safety.

Are you involved with the police and fire unions?

No. We have no political affiliation and do not work with any unions. We work directly with police and fire chiefs to determine priorities.

How can I help?

By making a donation or becoming a member of our Boosters. Your donation will go directly towards supporting our first responders. You may also choose to help as a volunteer. As a nonprofit foundation, we rely heavily on the generous support of volunteers. To learn more about opportunities, contact us.

What is a Boosters membership?

The Boosters invite 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. Your membership also funds our Awards of Excellence. We invite everyone to join our growing community and become a booster!