HFA Fund

The Hero Fund America permanent charitable endowment fund (the HFA Fund) was established in 2016 and is administered through The Community Foundation of Oneida & Herkimer Counties in Utica, NY.

The fund provides grants on an annual basis to Fire, EMS & Law Enforcement Agencies supporting education, training and life-saving equipment needs for first responders. To learn more about our granting opportunities or to apply for a grant, please visit the opens in a new windowFoundation website.

HFA Grant rounds open to any Fire, EMS or Law Enforcement Agency in the U.S. Stay tuned for our 2022 application details.

Community Foundation President & CEO Alicia Dicks, Nick Grimmer, Director of Giving Strategies & Hero Fund America Board of Directors, 2019


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Alicia Dicks

President/CEO of the Community Foundation, Utica, New York

“Hero Fund America pays tribute to emergency response organizations in a unique way by supporting their education, training and equipment needs—it’s a small token of their appreciation to these selfless, inspiring individuals. We are honored that we get to play such an active role in helping HFA live out its mission and provide first responders with the tools and resources they need to do their jobs more efficiently, effectively and above all, safely.