FRCF Agency Grant Guidelines and Information
Who is eligible to apply?
First Responders Children’s Foundation considers AGENCY GRANT proposals from the following:
- A First Responder Agency
- A Department within a First Responder Agency
- Determined as charitable under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, public entities or other charitable, educational, or cultural organizations that operates as or has partnered with a First Responder Agency or Department.
- An entity that provides programs and services to benefit children and facilitates interaction between the children and a First Responder Agency.
For the purposes of this grant, FRCF does not fund:
- Individuals (Multiple Individual Grant Applications can be found here)
- Operating Support
What does the grant fund?
Successful grant proposals will align with the mission of First Responders Children’s Foundation.
The Foundation considers and funds proposals in the following areas:
Mental and Behavioral Health – $5,000 – $25,000
Grants for first responder agencies and non-profits that support mental and behavioral health activities, initiatives, and programs for first responders and their families.
Grants for first responder agencies and non-profits for financial aid, food, equipment, and other necessary support during a crisis.
Youth Education Activities and Programs – $1,000 – $5,000
Grants for first responder agencies and non-profits for activities, initiatives, and programs that pair youth with local first responders through arts, sports, education, or community service.
Community Engagement – $1,000 – $5,000
Grants for first responder agencies and non-profits that create programs for a safer Community and help to foster first responder/community relationships.
First Responder Family Support – $1,000 – $5,000
Grants for first responder agencies and non-profits for programs that support, honor, and elevate the profile of first responder families in need.
What criteria should proposals emphasize?
- The program/project’s alignment with one of FRCF’s priority funding areas.
- A significant demand affecting children of first responders or the children in the first responder agency’s community.
- Evidence of careful planning to address community needs and access community resources.
- The capacity to mobilize resources including financial support, in-kind support, and volunteers to sustain programs.
- A reasonable, researched budget that aligns with the proposal narrative.
- A comprehensive evaluation plan for the program/project.
What is the financial range of grants?
FRCF does not set a minimum or maximum amount for grant awards. Please see the funding categories for a guideline to our financial award range.
Is there a match requirement for funds received?
While there are no specific match requirements for funds received, FRCF encourages applicants to support their programs/projects with additional funding and document this funding in the grant proposal.