The California Fire Foundation offers grant opportunities available to fire departments, firefighter associations and community organizations serving the residents of California to address tragic events such as wildfires, floods, and climate-caused disasters.
Few areas of the world have felt the impact of climate change more acutely than California: devastating wildfires fueled by punishing drought and heat waves; flooding and mudslides driven by torrential rains; erosion and coastal damage from rising sea levels.
With over 1.8 million acres burned, California’s 2018 fire season was the deadliest and most destructive year on record.
Now, the California Fire Foundation is teaming up with funding partners across the state to support wildfire relief and prevention through grant programs. Funding areas include:
- Mitigation: fuel reduction, creation of fuel breaks and community defensible spaces
- Habitat restoration
- Fire prevention education and planning
- First responder training
- Community outreach and disaster preparedness
Please note that some grant programs are by invitation only. For more information on each program including how to apply, click the program’s name below.
Grants are only available to indicated fire departments, community organizations, non profits, or other groups. Grants are not available for individuals.
Fire Prevention Grants, Fall 2019
Applications open: October 2, 2019
Deadline: November 15, 2019
Funding Range: $7,500 – $15,000
Eligibility: Fire departments, firefighter associations, fire safe councils, safety-focused organizations in California
Projects related to: fuel mitigation, habitat restoration, first responder training, fire safety and prevention education, planning, and outreach programs
A Special thanks to our partners:
Fire Prevention Grants are made possible due to the generosity of our partners:
2018 Grant Impact report
In 2018, the California Fire Foundation and Pacific Gas & Electric Company came together to help address the catastrophic effects of climate disasters … effects that threaten millions of residents in California each year. Through this $1,000,000 grantmaking initiative, The California Fire Foundation was able to provide support to sixty-eight fire departments and firefighter associations throughout California.
CLICK HERE to see media coverage of the 2018 Fire Prevention Funding program.
CLICK HERE to see a full list of 2018 grant recipients.