1731 J. Street Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811 | P: (916) 277-9899
As a result of the tragic loss of CDF Firefighter Eva Marie Schicke on September 12, 2004 on the Tuolumne Fire, a group of fellow CDF Firefighters (now Cal Fire) met in an effort to determine how in the future we could assist firefighters and their families in their time of need. As a result of those efforts, in August of 2005, the CDF Firefighters Benevolent Foundation was born and approved as a 501(c)(3) Charitable Foundation to ensure that immediate assistance is forever available. The Foundation is a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.
This Foundation is organized exclusively to engage in lawful charitable and educational activities supporting the families of firefighters and other fire suppression personnel in times of financial need or hardship; assist burn victims and their families and support research and studies on occupation hazards and exposures unique to firefighting.
Funding for the Foundation comes from a variety of sources. Our Invitational Golf Tournament/Wine Tasting event which is held in October is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation. Other sources include direct contributions through Payroll Deduction from many of the CAL FIRE Local 2881 members, Royalties from the CAL FIRE trademark as directed by CAL FIRE Local 2881, donations from the Pubic and contributions received through Amazon Smile, Benevity Causes, EBay, PayPal Giving Fund, Thrivent Choice and the United Way. In addition, we have partnered with the No One Left Behind efforts for the Firefighter Cancer Support Network and are holding joint events including golf tournaments and 5K/10K run/walks throughout California that will benefit both organizations.
In 2016 our Foundation has assisted provided assistance for 30 events assisting 53 firefighters and their families, providing over $101,000 in direct assistance and in supporting of those that support all of us.
October 12 – 13, 2017
Cache Creek Casino Resort
Yocha Dehe Golf Course
Registration and Driving Range/ Firehouse Breakfast
09:30 to 11:00 am
Shot Gun Tee Off & Wine Tasting Tour
Awards Reception/Firehouse Dinner
Thank You Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 am