There are superheroes among us.

They run into burning buildings
to save people they have never met.

Every day battling terrifying threats
that put their own lives at risk.

They are undeterred by storms of
fire or ice or wind.

Protecting us while their
own families are home, waiting for them.

And too often they make the ultimate sacrifice.

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We support the children & families of our First Responder heroes who risk their lives every day in service to our communities.

How can we help you?

Be a hero for a hero

FRCF Hosts 21st Annual Thanksgiving
Day Parade Breakfast in NYC

Our Resiliency Program provides children
of first responders with mental health support

We offer financial grants to individuals and public safety agencies

Our Scholarship Program supports children of first responders
attending college, graduate programs or technical school

We offer Bereavement Assistance to ease the
family's burden when a first responder tragically
makes the ultimate sacrifice

Mission Statement

First Responders Children’s Foundation provides financial support to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty as well as families enduring significant financial hardship due to tragic circumstances. First Responders Children’s Foundation also supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs created and operated by first responder organizations whose purpose is to benefit children or the community at large.

20 years after 9/11, our mission remains more relevant than ever.

First responders face everything from pandemics to extreme weather to wildfires, stressful work that can result in financial insecurity, mental health challenges and more. They need our help.

Today, approximately 593 first responders are killed in the line of duty each year, leaving behind their children and families.

It’s our mission to support those first responder family members left behind, to help them feel the strength of our community, and to honor their loved ones who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

We believe it’s our duty as citizens to support first responder families.

Our programs target areas where first responders and their families are most challenged, and where the resources of the Foundation can have the most impact.

We also support and facilitate programs that deepen the connection between first responders and the children in the communities they protect and serve.

Programs like the NYPD Music Camp, the Gloucester PD Fishing Camp and the Junior First Responders Firefighting Camp stimulate curiosity, confidence and teach kids the importance of helping others.

Latest news and events

HOW WE HELP

Families Helped

Hotel Rooms

Cash Grants

Masks

Holiday Toys

Funerals

College Scholarships

The success of our programs and events is only possible with the generous support of donors like you.

The most persuasive way to demonstrate corporate citizenship is to support your community’s first responders.

Join us and become a hero to the heroes who rescue us.

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