For those who’ve sacrificed their all for us…

About Us

  • Overview
  • History
  • Board of Directors

Needed help when it’s needed most

Fort Worth-based WPI Firefighters’ Fund was founded by Della Williams in 1999 to provide financial assistance to the families of firefighters killed or injured in the line of duty. The purpose of the Fund is to help bridge the gap between when tragedy strikes and before benefits kick in – a crucial period during which families, already struggling to cope with pain, uncertainty, and grief, are further burdened with financial difficulties.

Our Way of Giving Back

Since its founding, the WPI Firefighters’ Fund has provided more than $800,000 in grants to fire departments, injured or fallen firefighters. Ms. Williams has committed to supporting this non-profit by providing administrative expenses, physical office space, and general support. Thanks to the success of StoveTop FireStop®, a product her firm WilliamsRDM invented and manufactures, is just one of many ways the company gives back.

Board of Directors


Della H. Williams, President
President & CEO, WilliamsRDM, Inc.
Founder, WPI Firefighters' Fund

Dr. Sandra Armstrong, DDS
Giggles and Grins Pediatric Dentistry, PLLC.

Steve Bass
Grapevine Fire Department Fire Chief (retired)

Lisa Ivie Miller
Director of Government Relations and Education,
South Texas Money Management, Ltd.

Lyndell Kirkley
Attorney, Kirkley & Berryman, LLP

Melissa Williams Hoskins
Director of Development


  • Overview
  • Apply for a Grant
  • Grants Given

It’s Our Chance to Giving Back

Since its founding, the WPI Firefighters’ Fund has provided more than $800,000 in grants to fire departments, injured or fallen firefighters.

We have become aware that our grant submission form was not functioning properly for some time. It is working now. If you have submitted or know of someone who has submitted an electronic grant submission in the last few weeks to please contact us by phone, 817-872-1500 or email, We want to make sure no grant request goes unseen. We apologize for any inconvenience.

WPI Firefighters’ Fund provides assistance to firefighters injured in the line of duty, families of fallen firefighters, and other items needed to protect their communities and personnel on a case by case basis according to need and available resources.

For Grant Guidelines that may help you complete this application, call us at 817.870.8001. We disburse grant funds based on a majority vote of the current Board of Directors of the WPI Firefighters’ Fund.

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Total Grants Disbursed: $862,711

The following table summarizes WPIFF grants from 2001 to present.

  • 2001 $256,000
  • 2002 $264,912
  • 2003 $36,000
  • 2004 N/A
  • 2005 $14,000
  • 2006 $41,750
  • 2007 $29,000
  • 2008 $93,100
  • 2009 $27,500
  • 2010 $35,000
  • 2011 $35,449
  • 2012 $10,000
  • 2013 $20,000


  • Overview
  • Want to help?

Join us in our effort to provide for the needs of our firefighters and their families by registering for an upcoming fundraising event, becoming a sponsor, volunteering your time – or starting a fundraiser of your own to benefit this cause.

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Fighting for the Firefighters

Whether you can give your time or contribute financially, on behalf of those who will be the beneficiaries of your kindness – we thank you. But, there are other ways to help. If you know know a firefighter – volunteer or paid – please make them aware of the WPIFF and encourage them to get to know us and to spread the word among the others on their team. Let them know we’re here – and that we thank them.

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