The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Santa Clara Firefighters Local 1171 labor organization. The Foundation is a fully authorized, non-profit charitable organization 501(c)(3) that is committed to helping those in need within the city of Santa Clara, and others with special needs.
Your firefighters are deeply involved in community service. We feel truly honored to be part of a noble profession that has a long-standing reputation for helping anyone in need. Supporting these noble causes is one way for firefighters to give back to the community. Santa Clara and its citizens show strong support for their public safety providers. This is our way of returning our appreciation to the community for that support.
It was after one of the most tragic fires in Santa Clara, the Malarin fire in 2002, that we started the Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation as a 501(3)C. While we were always active in our community, we did not have a formal way of accepting donations, fundraising and then giving back to our community. The Foundation principles of charity, community and compassion live within everyone us and through our programs. Over the years, our foundations have contributed over a $100,000 to our community and thousands of hours of mentorship, community engagement and volunteerism.