Grant Program FAQs
What are the Foundation funding guidelines?
Life-saving equipment, prevention education, scholarships and continued education, disaster relief and military support.
Will the Foundation consider requests out of the stated guidelines?
While there are many worthwhile organizations and requests, our Board of Directors will only consider requests that fit into the guidelines as stated on our web-site. Requests for event sponsorships, exercise equipment, and family support services are valid needs but not a funding area our Foundation serves.
Is this grant only available for Fire Departments?
No, law enforcement and EMS are encouraged to apply. Public Safety organizations and non-profits can also apply for life saving equipment.
If my department is located more than 60 miles from a Firehouse Subs restaurant should I still apply?
Our Foundation mainly focuses its resources in areas served by Firehouse Subs restaurants due to the large fundraising support they provide. The board of directors will consider requests from rural areas. As the brand continues to grow we encourage applicants to check Firehouse Subs’ web-site for new restaurant locations and apply at that time.
How much of my donation stays in my state?
While most donations are allocated to our Foundation’s general fund, the Foundation board of directors are committed to approving grants based on contributions received from that state.
If my request is more than $20,000 will it be denied?
$15,000 – $25,000 is a guideline. Our Board of Directors will look at the funds available with the goal of addressing need and supporting as many requests as possible.