What We Fund

The California Fire Foundation offers competitive grants throughout the year to California-based fire departments, firefighter associations, and community organizations to address the state's climate-driven disaster needs, with funding priority given to projects that are grounded in and responsive to under-resourced communities located in elevated disaster-risk areas.

Focus Areas 

  • Vegetation Mitigation & Fuels Reduction
  • Planning, Public Education, and/or Community Outreach Campaigns
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Specialized Firefighting Equipment
  • First Responder Training
  • Relief & Recovery

In Their Own Words

“The awarded grant has assisted us in providing our personnel with modern wildland PPE in order to enhance our wildfire mitigation efforts and keep communities safe." -Campo Reservation Fire Department

"This funding has helped us make meaningful contributions to fire preparedness in our county." -Fire Safe Council of Santa Cruz County

“The support from the California Fire Foundation continues to make a tremendous impact on the recovery efforts of the people of Ventura County.” -Ventura County Community Foundation  

"The funds received from the California Fire Foundation were extremely useful and needed to provide our firefighters with the tools and safety equipment that they need to protect life and property." -Artois Volunteer Fire Department  

“The CFF grant played a vital role in… reducing hazardous fuels in our county's WUI areas." -Modoc Fire Safe Council

“This award… helps support evacuation efforts of community members who don’t otherwise have vehicles or transportation available. -Community Foundation for Monterey County   

“The Dixie Fire ravaged through Greenville and destroyed hundreds of homes. The funding received went directly to those in dire need…Without this grant, we wouldn’t have been able to help in such a timely manner.” -Lemon Aide Project