Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

National Firefighters Endowment

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Disaster Aid

Mission: National Firefighters Endowment is a non-profit, public charity with a driving passion to protect the lives of our firefighters. We believe that small actions can have life altering results and that the right equipment in the hands of our heroes can literally be the difference between life and death. You can probably recall being asked as a child what you wanted to do when you grew up. If you are on our site it’s probably because you said something along the lines of a firefighter, or maybe a police man or woman. Probably even an astronaut for a bit. More than likely it wasn’t because you were concerned with your career path or having a JOB. What you really wanted to be was BRAVE, ADVENTUROUS, and to have an impact that was larger than life itself. It is that same child-like ambition that drives National Firefighters Endowment to spark innovative ideas, forge collaborations and shape creative grant-making to ensure that our childhood heroes have the proper equipment to carry on the legend of the fire service and to come home safely to their families.

Results: National Firefighters Endowment was on the ground shortly after Hurricane Sandy to place life-saving equipment that was lost or damaged in the storm.

Geographic areas served: USA

Donor & Volunteer Advisory

This organization's nonprofit status may have been revoked or it may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Michael166

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The NFE volunteers show that brotherhood does not stay in just one department or one state it is a force in which you can not stop. When you get a group of brothers and sisters together there is no goal that can't be reached and the NFE strives to reach every goal and help in anyway they can.

JJHIII

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One of the best volunteer organizations I belong to. You actually get to see the end product help those who protect others.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Two and a half years ago, my local fire department saved my life. In trying to make the life they've saved worth it, being a member of the Officer's Club allows me to make a monthly donation (money, in this case) that goes directly back to the firefighter community to keep them protected, educated, and encouraged... I ♥ NFE!

Kelvin D.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for this group for two years now. I have seen the dedication of helping out fire departments across the country. At a time where funding is being cut by government, it is the dedication of this group to help fill that need. I am proud to be a part of this worth group. Not only does this group provide funding for deparments, the go out of their way to welcome everyone into the organization making them part of the brotherhood. It has brought me closer to brothers from all over. My only regret is I didn't find them earlier. This group will be a part of me for the rest of my life.

Previous Stories

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a part of helping to fund raise for the National Firefighters Endowment for under a year. I was impressed at the level of dedication that this organization has. They mean it when they say they take care of their own. Their work far exceeds their area, they are across the country helping were ever needed. I am proud to be a part of their orginization, even in just a small way. I am honored to call them Brothers and Sisters.

Steven30

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been looking for an organization that is set to help firefighters where I am able to contribute and have some input into the direction of the organization. The NFE has given much to the fire service, not only in equipment but allowed Firefighters from anywhere to be involved and spread the brotherhood to other firefighters. It's much more than a nonprofit, it's a family helping family.

Rob_14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love being apart of this organization. The things they have done for fire companies is astounding. From the small ones in rural pa, to the big detriot fire companies they have provided so much.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The NFE is an amazing organization that does alot for the name of firefighting. I can't express how honored i am to be apart of such an amazing organization. The members of this group are some of the selfless people in the I've ever known. Thank you for everything.

Tony W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I hold this organization in high regard. I am honored to be a part of something that gives back to my brothers and sisters.

Derrick C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer firefighter, being part of NFE let's me help many other departments in the nation and that truly make me that I help not only at a local level but a nation wide level. Without the NFE I wouldn't be able to help other departments with things they are in need of!!! The NFE dose amazing things and I'm sure I'm not the only one thankful for all their services and hard work!!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The NFE does an absolutely amazing job helping other depts with needs. I am honored to be a part in this,. It is truly an amazing group.

James62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

National Firefighters Endowment takes up the slack where other funding organizations can't. NFE members, both far and near, used initiative and outside the box thinking to immediately find out the needs of fire departments that suffered losses from Hurricane Sandy and mobilized it's resources providing needed available apparatus and equipment to replace those lost or damaged. This organization, not only provided for these fire departments, but also provides equipment to fire departments in need on a regular basis. Members of the National Firefighter Endowment actively seeks out departments in need along with pursuing ways for community awareness for support for their local fire departments whether they be volunteer or career.

Christine57

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The National Firefighters Endowment is a top-notch charitable foundation that exemplifies my favorite phrase, "Service Above Self, Brotherhood Above All". They keep the Brotherhood, as understood by anyone who is a firefighter, alive in ways that go above and beyond simply providing grants for departments that are needy; they have provided donated equipment, apparatus, gear, radios, and so much more to meet the needs of fire departments that either lack the funds to replace old equipment or do not have it at all. More recently, the Endowment stepped up to help departments in NY and NJ who were devastated by Superstorm Sandy. I am proud to be part of this great organization and know that I am helping my Brothers and Sisters in ways that are greater than what I could ever do on my own as an individual.

Tyler R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The National Firefighters Endowment is a great organization whose primary objective is to help provide fire departments all over the country with the tools and equipment they need to be able to do their jobs most effectively, and provide the highest level of care to our communities. As a fellow volunteer firefighter and member of the Officer's Club, I am proud and honored to know that I am helping in that goal. In the time I have been a member, I have seen its outreach capabilities continue to grow, reaching the victims of Sandy with full force. I truly appreciate what this organization stands for, and will be a member forever.

Jason38

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NFE is a spectacular organization, doing what most groups/organizations/governments can't or wont do, and that is give the support to fire departments in need. I am truly humbled being able to be part of such a wonderful organization.