California Firefighters Benevolent Fund

Thousands of California firefighters work tirelessly for our communities, day in and day out.  When catastrophic wildfires or natural disasters strike, many of our firefighters remain on the front lines, even as their own homes are lost.

The California Firefighters Benevolent Fund, a program of the California Fire Foundation, provide assistance and support to firefighters who are displaced or impacted by fire or natural disaster. Donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds collected in the fund will go to firefighters who have suffered fire or disaster losses.

The fund was established in 2018 in response to the losses experienced by the firefighters battling the Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Southern California.

You can support the California Firefighters through the Benevolent Fund by DONATING HERE.

For Firefighters:

The California Firefighters Benevolent Fund provides assistance and support to California firefighters displaced or impacted by fire or natural disaster (defined as fire, earthquake, flooding, landslides/mudslides), with a minimum of 25% damage to the property where they reside. Eligible firefighters will receive a $500 check for immediate relief.  Applications must be submitted within 30 days of the fire or natural disaster*.

Click here for the Benevolent Fund Application.  Please complete this application and return to: Please call (916) 641-1707 with questions.

*Firefighters who lost their homes or were displaced due to the Camp, Hill, or Woolsey Fires are encouraged to submit applications for assistance as soon as possible.

A special thanks to the Benevolent Fund’s early supporters:

Special recognition goes to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Alyssa Milano for the inspiration and initial fundraising to begin the Benevolent Fund.