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First Responders

First Responders

Our firefighters, police, and EMTs are indispensable to the safety of our communities. It’s a perilous job, and oftentimes these heroes must perform with limited resources.
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Tireless Efforts

When crises occur, our Firefighters, Police, and EMTs put their own lives at risk to save others. They answer the call, rush toward danger, and lead the way.

Strengthen our defenders

Through the Gary Sinise Foundation’s First Responders Outreach, we provide help to critical funding for emergency relief, training, and essential equipment to ensure these heroes perform to the best of their abilities.

Heroes Next Door

We also help those that are severely wounded in the line of duty by building 100% mortgage-free, specially adapted smart homes, as well as home modifications, mobility devices, and adapted vehicles to restore their mobility and independence.


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Our Impact

By The Numbers

emergency relief grants were awarded to police, firefighters, and EMTs
essential pieces of equipment donated by the Gary Sinise Foundation
first responder training grants were funded by the Gary Sinise Foundation

Our Impact

The Stories

I still can't believe it's our house. It's absolutely beautiful. I can't believe somebody would step in and do that for us. It just blew my mind. I can't thank the Gary Sinise Foundation enough. I can't thank the donors enough. From the bottom of my heart, thanks for giving a little bit of my life back.

- Officer Michael FlamionSpecially Adapted Smart Home Recipient


First Responder

Grant Application

Interested in applying for a First Responder Grant from the Gary Sinise Foundation? Access the online application below.

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First Responder Grant Guidelines: Grants are reserved for Law Enforcement Departments, Fire Departments, and Paramedic or EMS departments. Grant request are limited to Equipment and Training only Building costs, or operating costs are not covered under this grant. Departments that receive grants are barred from re-applying for another grant for a period of 1 year. All First Responder Departments mentioned above are eligible to submit grant applications. However, the Gary Sinise Foundation First Responder Outreach Department prioritizes volunteer, low, and underfunded departments. NOTE for Law Enforcement Departments: The Gary Sinise Foundation does NOT provide funding for weapons of any type.

while we can never do enough for our defenders and their loved ones
we can always do a little more
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Gary Sinise Foundation is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #80-0587086).
All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
All impact statistics reported from our 2011 inception to present.

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