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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

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    Funder Type

    Corporate Foundation

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation


    The mission of the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation is to impact the life-saving capabilities, and the lives, of local heroes and their communities. They fulfill their mission through a quarterly grant program, they assist first responders and public safety organizations in acquiring life-saving equipment and resources with the goal to help protect and save lives in their communities. Additional support includes impacting the quality of life for first responders and military veterans.
    The Foundation allocates funding in five distinct areas:
    • Life-Saving Equipment
    • Prevention Education
    • Scholarships and Continued Education
    • Support for Members of the Military
    • Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Relief
    Award requests in these funding areas include, but are not limited to: 
    • Thermal imaging cameras, personal protective equipment for firefighters, bullet proof vests for police, automated external defibrillators for EMS, water rescue equipment, extrication tools, etc.  
    • Disaster Relief Efforts:
      • All-terrain wheelchairs for those injured in the line of duty, to enhance quality of life.
      • Allocating funds to registered military non-profit organizations dedicated to programs and services that benefit the men and women who have served our country.
    • Military Support:
      • Food for volunteers, first responders and survivors.
      • Equipment for first responders to assist in search and rescue; replacement equipment and needed tools for future incidents.

    History of Funding

    Past recipients can be viewed at

    Additional Information

    Ineligible requests include event sponsorships, exercise equipment, family support services, power load systems, radar detectors and use of force equipment.



  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are emergency service entities in communities served by a Firehouse Subs restaurant. This is not limited to only fire departments. Law enforcement and EMS agencies are encouraged to apply. 

    Applicants must be located within 60 miles of a Firehouse Subs restaurant. Firehouse Subs restaurants are located in all US states except: Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Vermont, and Wyoming. While this proximity is important to support restaurant communities where the money is raised, the Board of Directors recognizes the need of rural and volunteer departments throughout the country and may consider application's outside that range. 

    Deadline Details

    Applications are accepted quarterly. 

    Award Details

    Awards generally range from $15,000 to $25,000. Requests exceeding $50,000 will not be accepted.

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