Bereavement Assistance

Providing assistance to first responder families during tragic times

The Bereavement Assistance Grant honors those lost in the line of duty by providing financial support and the comfort of a community to the family of the fallen hero. This grant awards $5,000 to assist the family with bereavement costs and financial hardship following the loss of their loved one.


First responders carry the burden that at any point they may make the ultimate sacrifice by giving their life to save another.

Serving as a first responder isn’t a job, it’s a calling. First responders place their lives on the line every day to protect citizens and communities, and they knowingly accept these risks.

Since September 11, 2001, First Responders Children’s Foundation has provided assistance to first responder families during tragic times. When a first responder dies, whether line of duty, off-duty, retired, or when a first responder tragically takes his or her own life, First Responders Children’s Foundation is committed to honoring our heroes and providing support.

When a first responder agency and family experiences the death of a member, the emotions experienced can quickly overwhelm. First Responders Children’s Foundation is here to offer support during this difficult time. We have developed protocols that agencies and their members can use to provide some comfort and assistance during bereavement.


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