Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation

helping those in need

charity, community, compassion


Our mission is to promote the welfare of the community by providing services & support to youth, seniors, disabled, & disaster victims.

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Santa Clara Firefighters Local 1171 labor organization. The Santa Clara Firefighters are affiliated with the I.A.F.F. (International Association of Fire Fighters).  The Foundation is a fully authorized, non-profit charitable organization501 (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 blessed 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 to the community our appreciation for that support.


Our Programs

Better Together

The Better Together program provides coaching and mentorship to participants to learn life-long skills. The program teams up two facilitators from Local 1171 with a group of sixth grade students. 

William Purvis Community Service Scholarship

William (Bill) Purvis was a Santa Clara City volunteer reserve firefighter for ten years and a paid professional firefighter for three years before his career came to an end due to illness. During most of his lifetime, Bill was dedicated to serving others. He served the City of Santa Clara, his community, family and friends without hesitation.

Senior Assist

The Senior Assist program is a yard clean up program designed to help senior citizens within the City of Santa Clara. The firefighters of Santa Clara Local 1171 volunteer there off duty time to make this program work. 

The Firehouse Run

The Firehouse Run is a newly established 5k and 10k running event organized by the Santa Clara Firefighters Foundation.  This is a fundraising event established to enhance the education provided to local school children.  All proceeds generated will be donated to the Santa Clara School Foundation.

VIA Rehab

Via Services is an organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities and special need. Every year, the Santa Clara Firefighters hold special fund raisers and donate proceeds to assist the foundation. 


“Thank you so much for your kind support and efforts towards my recovery. Big or small, it does not matter, my family and I are truly grateful.”
— A Message from Angelina


It takes a village.

Donate Now

The Santa Clara Fire Fighters Foundation is a tax deductible, 501(c)3 organization that was established by the members of SCFF's Local 1171 in the Summer of 2002. Individual and group donations are gratefully welcomed.

Checks may be mailed to:

Santa Clara City
Fire Fighters Foundation
1124 Walsh Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

For donations to support Angelina Vuong, please note Angelina's name in the notes.

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