Understanding the sacrifice first responder families make to ensure our safety, FRCF provides strategic support through scholarships and grants, while hosting family-friendly events to help establish support networks for first responder families nationwide.

FRCF provides financial support through scholarships and grants in the following ways: college scholarships for children of first responders; emergency grants to children who have endured financial stresses as a result of their first responder parents who in the line of duty have lost their lives or sustained serious injuries that prevent them from working; and industry grants to benefit local first responder departments that support educational activities and other needs for children.


Applicants are selected by committees. Current First Responders Children’s Foundation officers, committee members and employees, as well as members of their immediate families, are not eligible to apply. Applicants must reside in the United States.