FDNY Foundation

Registered Name
Fdny Foundation
Tax ID


The FDNY Foundation supports the critical life saving work of the Fire Department of New York (FDNY). As the official fundraising vehicle for the FDNY for more than two decades, the Foundation works collaboratively with the Fire Department to support its most crucial priorities; to reduce firefighter and civilian deaths and injury. The Foundation continues to support FDNY initiatives for education, fire prevention, training and equipment needs that are not funded through city, state or federal budgets. Each year the FDNY Foundation, in conjunction with the FDNY, supports various projects and programs including: FDNY Fire Zone, a state of the art fire safety learning center; Fire Zone on the Road, a fire safety outreach campaign; fire safety public awareness campaigns; and The Family Assistance Program, which provides assistance to the families of fallen firefighters.


Annual Budget
June 2018
11% Loss
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending


Fire Zone Educational Program


The fdny foundation operates the fire zone, a state-of-the-art learning center located in midtown manhattan in rockefeller center. The fire zone offers fire and life safety education to approximately 100,000 schoolchildren, adults and visitors each year. At the fire zone, visitors experience the dangers of fire and understand the importance of fire prevention.

Fire and Life Safety Programs


Recognizing that the best way to fight a fire is to prevent a fire, the fdny foundation funds programs that educate and involve the public in preventing fire and fire-related hazards, and protecting their lives and property before and during emergencies. The fdny fire safety education unit (fseu) educational programs take place in classrooms, through community outreach events and group trainings. This year these programs impacted more than 800,000 people at approximately 4,000 events and 8,000 presentations. The fdny foundation also funded a citywide effort called get alarmed nyc, which provided for installation and distribution of more than 100,000 tamper-proof 10-year smoke/co alarms. The fdny fire safety education unit reaches thousands more children and adults at events in communities throughout the city. The fdny foundation also funds bystander cpr and compressions-only cpr training programs and last year trained more than 25,000 volunteers including 18,000 high school students. Grants are also provided to the department to help uniform members with education, training and equipment.

Health and Wellness Programs


The fdny foundation helps to fund various fdny health and wellness programs to help meet the needs of our first responders and their families impacted by sickness, tragedy and other challenges. This support includes the fdny counseling program and the other 9/11 health and wellness initiatives. This fdny foundation funding also supports various training, fitness, health and wellness projects to help first responders stay in optimal condition.


Stephen Ruzow Chairman
Stephen Rush Treasurer
Robert S. Tucker Secretary
Robert T. Zito Vice Chairman
Peter Arnell Director
William Brown Director
Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro Director
Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano Director
Chris J. Carrera Director
Thomas Von Essen Director
Joseph Coppotelli Director
Matt Diliberto Director
Heidi Hotzler Director
Chief James E. Leonard Director
Howard Koeppel Director
John C. Santora Director
William B. Schwartz Director
Jerry I. Speyer Director
Michael J. Regan Director
James Ward Former Director
Dani James Director
Adam Rose Director
Jurgen Timperman Director
Thomas Madden Director
Jean O'shea Executive Director
Source: IRS 990