Financial Assistance

First Responders Children’s Foundation awards grants to individuals and to first responder agencies.

Individual grants support children whose first responders parents have lost their lives or sustained serious injuries in the line of duty. Agency grants support programs created by first responders to impact children and their communities.

Agency Grants

Please review the following criteria to determine if your organization is eligible for our Agency Grant and best practices for applying.

What is the Agency Grant Application Process?

Who is eligible to apply?

What does the grant fund?

What criteria should proposals emphasize?

What is the financial range of grants?

Is there a match requirement for funds received?

Individual Assistance

Financial assistance is available for first responders who are in dire need of financial assistance related to housing distress, extenuating childcare/eldercare expenses, and medical and/or mental health expenses related to their work.

Men and women working as EMTs, police officers, firefighters and public safety personnel are putting themselves at risk daily in these uncertain times to serve and protect communities across the country.

The First Responders Children’s Foundation Emergency Response Fund provides access to emergency financial assistance for unforeseen medical expenses as well as food, supplies, rent, mortgage, utility and child care assistance. The fund is designed to be flexible and to address additional areas of support as they develop within the first responder community.


The First Responders Children’s Foundation Emergency Response Fund is supported through corporate partnerships and individual donations to the foundation’s First Responders Strong fundraising campaign launched today. CSX, a premier transportation company, was the first corporate partner to commit to the fund through the company’s Pride in Service initiative.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Applicants must reside in the United States. First Responders Children’s Foundation officers, committee members, employees, and members of their immediate families are not eligible. For questions, call (646) 822-4236 or email

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

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