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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid, Education, Philanthropy, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: we are the only fund avaialble to firefighters to assist the firefighter and family for reasons not covered during the course of employment or membership within a volunteer organization

Programs: Special grants were awarded to various fire departments throught the county. Equipment grants: requests for assistance with the purchase of fire service equipment, apparatus, protective clothing or tools may be made to the fund by fire departments on department letterhead and signed by the chief of the requesting department. The amount of each grant award is at the sole discretion of the board of directors and requires a majority of the vote eligible members. Emergency response team: the fund is staffed by firefighters and trained first responders who assist and respond to natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes and tornedos wherever they may occur. The fund has responded to hurricanes as far south as alabama and more recently had crews continually working for months during the recovery efforts of hurricane (superstorm) sandy.

special grants were made to firefighters and their families throught the country. Scholarships: are awarded to children of firefighters who attend vocational or parochial school. Upon submission of a written application detailing their parents duty status within the fire service, the age of the student, the grade entering in fall of coming school year and contact information, scholarships are awarded pursuant to a lottery drawing held at the office of the fund on the first sunday in august of each scholarship year. Scholarship amounts are made at the sole discretion of the board of directors. Medical emergency grants: in the event a firefighter or member of firefighter's family becomes ill, disabled or incapacitated, the fund, upon written request from the firefighter or firefighter's family member and supported by medical documentation, affect a financial grant to assist the requesting fire service member. Such grant amounts are the sole discretion of the board of directors and require a majority of voting members to approve.

training grants and recruitment grants: the fund assists fire departments and communities upon request with first responder and emergency training grants for those areas that do not have the financial resources to properly train their first responders. The fund also gives assistance to fire department to use for recruitment of membership within their community.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i HAVE WATCHED THIS fUND GROW FROM A SMALL SCHOARSHIP TO A NATIONAL GROUP HELPING FIREFIGHTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THEY HAVE TAKEN SO MUCH SORROW AND TURNED IT INTO A VERY GOOD THING. THANK YOU

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended dozens of events where the Terry Farrell Fund have been in attendance...The staff have been so kind & generous. They are really there to raise money for a good cause unlike many other organizations you see out there. I would donate to the foundation anyday. They use the money the right way & help the right people.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great foundation, made for a great cause. Everyone involved is a volunteer and really cares about helping everyone in the community. The foundation hass grown to such a great size and helped so many people.

Carol66

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have followed the progress of The Terry Farrell Fund since I heard of it about 3 years ago. If ANY nonprofit is deserving of grant money from ANY source, it is this Fund. We need to support our firefighters and absolutely any family and/or victims of 911. DO NOT FORGET!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So many charities, so little time and money! Being a native NYer and descended from FDNY, naturally I would tend to gravitate to this organization. What many of us take for granted means a lot more to the men and women of your local fire department. They put their lives on the line, every day, for in some cases, small salary and little praise. They don't do it for the money; they do it to help! Unfortunately, as in 911, sometimes they don't return from their shift. That leaves the family with very little support, with the exception of their family, friends and The Terry Farrell Fund. In addition, smaller departments are enabled to buy equipment outside the restrictions of local budgets in order to better protect their communities.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Terry Farrell Firefighters does an annual stair climb in Georgia. I was able to attend it last year, and my sister did this year. The firefighters and dedicated to protecting our lives are the most loyal, and heart-warming group of people I have ever had the honor to meet. This fund helps firefighters and their families who risk their lives to protect our community. I could not be more pleased to write a review for these men and women who are honorable, sweet, and brave (not something you find every day)! This is a great non profit that only has the goal to help the firefighter community!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Terry Fund is one of the most organized foundations I have dealt with. They are always willing to help the unfortunate.

Shanaz K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

THE TERRY FARRELL FUND HAS OFFERED A GREAT AMOUNT OF GRANTS TO STUDENTS GOING TO COLLEGE AND MONEY TO FIRE HOUSES AROUND THE COUNTRY. THEY HAVE HAD SUCH A POSITIVE IMPACT TO EVERYONE AROUND THE COUNRTY! WAY TO GO TFF!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Terry Farrell fund has done great things for many people. Brian is an inspiration to everyone he comes in contact with.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

this organization is run by all volunteers who seek only to help firefighters and their families. They have taken sorrow and turned it to smiles for all those who they have helped over the years. They are the best.