Overview

The HFA Fund was created in 2016 and now provides grants to EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement Agencies supporting equipment, training and education needs. Hero Fund America presents two annual fundraising events, Run 4 the Hills for First Responders (held on the first Saturday in May in Sharon Springs, NY) and the Hero Fund America Tour for First Responders (held in September).

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Grant Information

The Hero Fund America Fund was created in partnership with Hero Fund America, Inc. The fund provides grants to benefit the education, training, life-saving equipment and mental health needs of first responders.

The application window has closed for 2021.

The Hero Fund America Fund supports projects and programs that meet the following criteria:


  • Program or project will directly support the education, training, life-saving equipment or mental health needs of first responders

  • Funding requests may not exceed $1,000 in a calendar year

  • All grant funds will be used for direct program expenses

  • Recipient must be an eligible 501(c)(3)

Grant History

Date City State Recipient Amount Description
08/25/2021 Junction City KS City of Junction City $1,000.00 For education and training for first responders
08/04/2021 Fort Plain NY South Minden Volunteer Fire Department $1,000.00 For education and training for first responders
07/27/2021 Kansas City MO Code 1 Wellness $500.00 For education and training for first responders
07/27/2021 Aitkin MN South Aitkin First Responders, Inc. $1,000.00 For education and training for first responders
07/27/2021 Granville NY Granville Engine and Hose Co. #1, Inc. $1,000.00 For education and training for first responders
07/27/2021 Maple Grove MN Furos, Inc. $1,000.00 For education and training for first responders
07/27/2021 Carmel NY Guardian Revival, Inc. $500.00 For education and training for first responders
07/27/2021 Platteville WI Platteville Fire Department, Inc. $1,000.00 For education and training for first responders
07/23/2021 Clinton NY Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps $1,000.00 For education and training for first responders
07/23/2021 Tallulah LA City of Tallulah $1,000.00 For education and training for first responders
07/23/2021 Richmondville NY Richmondville Volunteer Emergency Squad, Inc. $1,000.00 For education and training for first responders
04/15/2020 Utica NY Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/15/2020 Westmoreland NY Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Eagle Bay NY Big Moose Ambulance Company $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Cobleskill NY Cobleskill Rescue Squad Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Rome NY Floyd Volunteer Fire Department $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Frankfort NY Frankfort Hill Volunteer Fire Co Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Ilion NY Ilion Volunteer Fire Department Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Rome NY Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Dept Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Marcy NY Maynard Volunteer Fire Department $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Middleburgh NY Middleburgh Emergency Volunteer Ambulance Corps Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 New York Mills NY New York Mills Volunteer Fire Company Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Old Forge NY Old Forge Volunteer Fire Department Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Richmondville NY Richmondville Volunteer Emergency Squad Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Sauquoit NY Sauquoit Volunteer Fire Company $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
04/14/2020 Sherrill NY Sherrill Kenwood Volunteer Fire Department Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
03/23/2020 Mohawk NY Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
03/22/2020 Schoharie NY Scho-Wright Ambulance Services Inc. $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
03/21/2020 Clinton NY Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps $1,000.00 General support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic
10/03/2019 Newberry FL City of Newberry Fire Department $500.00 Advanced EMS training, fire operations and tactical training
10/03/2019 Forestport NY Otter Lake Fire Department $1,000.00 Education and training for first responders
10/03/2019 Fort Plain NY South Minden Volunteer Fire Department $500.00 Communication equipment and reflective gear
11/01/2018 Sharon Springs NY Sharon Springs Joint Fire District $500.00 Purchase CPR and first aid training, TOT finder window stickers and handwarmers
11/01/2018 Baton Rouge LA Southern University Police Department $500.00 Purchase 13 first aid kits for the patrol units
10/09/2018 Schoharie NY Niagara Engine Company No 6 $500.00 Purchase new pair of vehicle stabilization tools
10/05/2018 Morrisville MO Global Rescue Systems $500.00 Education and training for first responders
12/08/2017 Calverack NY Global Rescue Systems $200.00 General Support
Grand Total $32,200.00
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