There are every day heroes 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.


First Responders Children's Foundation supports the children & families of our first responder heroes who risk their lives every day in service to our communities.

Hop Aboard the Toy Express
And Help Us Bring Toys to Kids Across America...

ABC-TV: Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast
Honoring Families of Fallen Heroes Returns to NYC

Hero Awards Gala in New York City on
National First Responders Day, October 28, 2021

First Responders Children's Foundation
Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast

First Responders on the Front Lines of the
COVID-19 Pandemic

How we help

Hotel Rooms

Cash Grants


Holiday Toys


College Scholarships

Never Forget These Numbers

2,977 people lost their lives

415 first responders fallen

800 children lost their parents

2,977 people lost their lives

415 first responders fallen

800 children lost their parents

Supporting first responder children & families for 20 years

Today, approximately 225 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 the first responders families in every way possible.

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.

First Responders Children’s Foundation supports, promotes, and facilitates educational activities and programs.

Programs like the NYPD Music Camp, the Gloucester Angling Camp and the Junior First Responders Firefighting Camp stimulate curiosity, confidence and the importance of following through on a commitment

Latest news and events
Ariana Grande has teamed up with First Responders Children’s Foundation to share an inspiring message of all those who never take a day off from protecting us.
9/11 : 20 Years Later – First Responders Children’s Foundation helps kids who lost First Responder parents on 9/11.
Mattel once again says #ThankYouHeroes by supporting First Responders Children’s Foundation and honoring Global Frontline Medical Workers with one-of-a-kind Barbie Dolls

We are excited to be partnering with CRACKYL Magazine

Just in time for the launch of their June 2021 edition! @crackylmag is dedicated to the overall mental and physical wellness of firefighters.

"America Salutes You” Concert

America Salutes You produces events and broadcast concerts to raise awareness and funds for extraordinary wellness charities assisting military, veterans, and first responders.

“A Tribute to Billy Gibbons” Concert on FOX TV

Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Jimmie Vaughan, Larkin Poe, Lucinda Williams, Ronnie Milsap, Tom Montana, Travis Tritt and other surprise guests

9/11 First Responders Commemorative Walk

First Responders Children’s Foundation is hosting this event in September, 2021. Locations To Be Announced.

20 Year Commemoration of 9/11 Tribute & 48th Annual Fun City Bowl

FDNY vs. NYPD Sunday, June 6, 2021 MetLife Stadium


Broadcasts a feature story on First Responders Children’s Foundation / CSX Pride in Service Scholarships to over 60 news stations across the country. SCRIPPS has administered the National Spelling Bee since 1941.

PIX 11 News

Segment on First Responders Children’s Foundation scholarship recipient Thomas Caputo and all the work the Foundation does for the children of First Responders who have been injured or died in the line of duty.

Yahoo Finance

First Responders Children’s Foundation featured by YAHOO! FINANCE at the World Trade Center Memorial.

The success of programs is only possible because of the generous support of donors like you.

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