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Hero Fund America Fund


Duty Gear Challenge Teams at the 6th annual Run 4 the Hills for First Responders.

About Hero Fund America Fund

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.


Hero Fund America Fund Grants

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

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the application window will close at 4:00 pm (EDT) on Friday, June 18, 2021. If you have questions, please contact Morgan Mielnicki, mmielnicki@foundationhoc.org.

Since 2016, Hero Fund America Fund has awarded more than $22,000 in grants to dozens of organizations across the country, helping to provide essential training and equipment.

Grant RecipientCityStateGrant DescriptionGrant Amount
Big Moose Ambulance CompanyEagle BayNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance CorpsClintonNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Churchtown Fire DepartmentClaverackNYGeneral support$200
City of Newberry Fire DepartmentNewberryFLAdvanced EMS training, fire operations and tactical training$500
Cobleskill Rescue Squad, Inc.CobleskillNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.UticaNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Floyd Volunteer Fire DepartmentRomeNyGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Frankfort Hill Volunteer Fire Co, Inc.FrankfortNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Global Rescue SystemsMorrisvilleMOEducation and training for first responders$500
Ilion Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.IlionNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Dept, Inc.RomeNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Maynard Volunteer Fire DepartmentMarcyNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Middleburgh Emergency Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.MiddleburghNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Mohawk Valley Ambulance Corps, Inc.MohawkNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
New York Mills Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.New York MillsNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Niagara Engine Company No 6SchoharieNYPurchase new pair of vehicle stabilization tools $500
Old Forge Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.Old ForgeNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Otter Lake Fire DepartmentForestportNYEducation and training for first responders$1,000
Richmondville Volunteer Emergency Squad, Inc.RichmondvilleNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Sauquoit Volunteer Fire CompanySauquoitNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Scho-Wright Ambulance Services, Inc.SchoharieNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
Sharon Springs Joint Fire DistrictSharon SpringsNYPurchase CPR and first aid training, TOT finder window stickers and handwarmers $500
Sherrill Kenwood Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.SherrillNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000
South Minden Volunteer Fire DepartmentFort PlainNYCommunication equipment and reflective gear $500
Southern University Police DepartmentBaton RougeLAPurchase 13 first aid kits for the patrol units $500
Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc.WestmorelandNYGeneral support for first responders during the Coronavirus pandemic $1,000


Support Hero Fund America Fund

To support the Hero Fund America Fund, click the button below to make an online donation or mail a check to: Hero Fund America Fund, c/o The Community Foundation, 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502.