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.
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
Our Resiliency Program provides children
of first responders with mental health support
Our Toy Express delivers free toys to children
of first responders during the holiday season
Our Scholarships help children achieve their goals
through financial support and a powerful network
We offer financial grants to individuals and public safety agencies
We offer Bereavement Assistance to ease the
family's burden when a first responder tragically
makes the ultimate sacrifice
Our commitment to the children of first responders.
The children of first responders face a unique set of stressors that can impact their mental health. They hear stories of danger, illness, and loss. They fear what may happen to their hero. Our Resiliency Program helps these children through free confidential counseling.
Each year, approximately 330 first responders die in the line of duty, 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.
Build-A-Bear Foundation Announces New Partnership With First Responders Children’s Foundation
Build-A-Bear Foundation announced today a new partnership with First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF), a national 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving the children of U.S. first responders.
First Responders Children’s Foundation Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell
Jillian Crane, President and CEO of First Responders Children’s Foundation (center in red), is joined by Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh….
‘First Responders Children’s Foundation Nashville Hero Scholarship’ Announced
FRCF announced today that it has created a special scholarship award in the name of Nashville first responders who rushed into action to save children during a tragic shooting at The Covenant School on Monday, March 27th.
Home Clean Heroes Expands Partnership With FRCF To Support First Responder Families
FRCF today announced that its philanthropic partnership with Home Clean Heroes will be expanding in 2023 as the Virginia-based home cleaning company continues its rapid franchise growth.
FRCF Honored With ‘Humanitarian Action & Services’ Silver Medal in 2nd Annual Anthem Awards
New York, Feb. 28 … First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) today announced that it has won the Humanitarian Action &
FRCF Announces Over One Million Dollars in 2023-’24 Scholarship Grants for Children of U.S. First Responders
First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) today announced that over one million dollars in scholarship grants for the 2023-2024 academic year is now available for the children of first responders across America
The Chris & Libby Julien Revocable Trust Makes Substantial Gift to First Responders Children’s Foundation
FRCF is pleased to announce that the Chris & Libby Revocable Trust has made an $870,000 donation to help fund its work on behalf of the children of first responders across America.
Country Music Star Tyler Hubbard Joins Forces With FRCF To Deliver 2,000 Toys to Children at Nashville’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Country Music star Tyler Hubbard, First Responders Children’s Foundation, and leading global toy company Mattel teamed up this week to deliver 2,000 toys to children undergoing treatment at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
HOW WE HELP
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.
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