We provide funds for immediate life-sustaining assistance to firefighters and their families who have suffered debilitating injury or loss of life.

Welcome to the CAL FIRE Benevolent Foundation site!

The Foundation provides financial assistance for the public good, by participating with burn centers and providing disaster relief throughout the state of California to relieve the burden on families.


The money raised goes directly to assist firefighters, their families, those that support firefighters, and to assist burn victims. Independent audits ensure transparency for all funds allocated. 


The CAL FIRE Benevolent Foundation’s main source of funding is its golf tournaments and wonderful donors like you. Find out more about our events and sign up for the Annual Invitational Golf/Wine Tasting Event on our events page!


Hear Their Stories

All of our efforts go to helping real families of those who have fallen. Check out some of our most recent stories below.

David Lutz

Captain David William Lutz died June 17, 2020, in a hiking accident in Pfeiffer Burns State Park, at ...

Stacy Hamilton

The world has been sadly altered by the loss of Stacy Arthur Hamilton’s generous nature and kind heart. ...

Paul Rotondaro

Fire Captain, Paul Vincent Rotondaro, from the CAL FIRE Madera-Mariposa-Merced Unit (MMU), was killed on duty early Wednesday, ...

Upcoming Events

2022 Events

Annual Meeting of the CAL FIRE Benevolent Foundation

January 12, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

How Can You Help?

If you're looking to get involved, you can make a direct donation or become a sponsor. Dontations of any amount are greatly appreciated and go towards helping real families in need.

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