Funding is available from foundations across the nation for fire department equipment. Grant funding is funding that does not have to be repaid. There are specific application requirements for each foundation. The best way to start a request is with a letter describing the project. You can also contact the foundation and ask for application guidelines, which can help you navigate your way through the application process.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Foundation
The Fraternal Order of Eagles Foundation provides grant funding to fire departments across the country based upon need. They provide grants of $1,000 for CPR equipment. To apply, begin by sending a letter describing your project. Fraternal Order of Eagles Foundation 1623 Gateway Cir. S. Grove City, OH 43123-9309 (614) 883-2200
The Hormel Foundation
The Hormel Foundation provides grant funding to fire departments ranging from $20,000 to over $200,000, as of 2009. Awards have been for various equipment needs of fire departments. To apply, send a letter fully describing the project. The Hormel Foundation 301 N. Main St. Austin, MN 55912-3498 (507) 437-9800
The Monsanto Fund provides funding to fire departments across the country. The application process consists of sending a proposal fully describing the project. Grant awards in 2009 ranged from $20,000 to $300,000. Monsanto Fund 800 N. Lindbergh Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63167-7843 (314) 694-4391
OMNOVA Solutions Foundation
The OMNOVA Solutions Foundation awards grant funding to fire departments based upon their need for expansion or equipment. To apply, you must send a full proposal describing the program and the associated costs. Grants in 2009 ranged from $5,000 to $100,000 OMNOVA Solutions Foundation Inc. 175 Ghent Rd. Fairlawn, OH 44333-3300 (330) 869-4289