For those who’ve sacrificed their all for us…

About Us

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  • 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.

History
President
Board of Directors


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)

Dan Berryman
Attorney, Kirkley & Berryman, LLP.

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

Grants

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  • Apply for a Grant
     
  • Grants Given
     
Overview

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, fundinfo@wpiff.org. 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

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  • DEPARTMENT AND MEMBER INFORMATION

  • Training

    Your members have completed the Certification Programs with (check all that apply):
  • Other Grants

    In the past 24 months, your department has applied for the following grants (check all that apply):
  • Specific Needs of Firefighter/Department

    Check all that apply
  • Current Family/Dependent Description if LOD Injured or LODD Survivors

    (Age of children, marital status, or anything that helps us understand the circumstances of the family affected)
  • Summary

  • Department Contact Information

Fundraising

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  • Want to help?
     
  • Golf Classic
     
  • Firehouse Challenge
     
  • RAHR Saturday
     
Overview

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.

Want to help?

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.

Golf Classic

Golf Classic

This is our third year to host the Charity Golf Tournament. This year we will play at Texas Star in Euless, TX. Participants get to donate to a great cause, play a newly refurbished course, all the range balls you can hit, lots of schwag, a meal before your round, raffle prizes and more.

Mon, Oct 6, 2014

Texas Star Golf Course

1:00 P.M.

Awards & Prizes

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies
  • Best Dressed Team - Engraved Frame with a Photo of Team & Round for 4
  • Raffle prizes, a free gift and more...
  • Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
  • Four person scramble
  • Complimentary lunch (noon-ish)
  • Longest drive, closest-to-the-pin & other hole contest
  • Mulligans tickets
  • Help-the-Drive Hole
  • And more...
Firehouse Challenge

FireHouse Challenge

The FireHouse Challenge is a firefighters only inter-station competitive round. We wanted to do something special for our firefighters and encourage some inter-station competition. Firefighters will have a lower entry fee, with a meal and tournament schwag. And not only will there be pride on the line, the winning station will receive a grant* from the WPI Firefighters’ Fund.

Tue, Oct 14, 2014

Texas Star Golf Course

1:00 p.m.

Awards & Prizes

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place hole flags
  • Best Dressed Team - Engraved Frame with a Photo of Team & Round for 4
  • Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.
  • Four person scramble
  • Complimentary lunch (noon-ish)
  • Longest drive, closest-to-the-pin & other hole contest
  • Mulligans tickets
  • Help-the-Drive Hole
  • And more...
RAHR Saturday

Rahr Brewery Weekend Tour & Tasting

Enjoy some live, traditional western (with an outlaw twist) by Will Ruffin’s string quartet band, The Driftin Outlaw Band! Grab some tasty foods from Chadra Mezza and Grill AND Salsa Limon (yes, you can have both!). 

May 10

Rahr & Sons Brewery

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

$10 at the door 

BONUS!

We are their charity of the week!

Ring the Bell

For a donation you can ring the fireman's bell and more...

Drop by

200 Greenleaf Street Fort Worth, TX 76107

Give us a ring

(817)872-1500

Email

fundinfo@wpiff.org

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