Our Mission Statement:
We are a non profit foundation committed to enriching the lives of our firefighters, their families, and our community by funding educational and innovative learning opportunities.
How we accomplish our mission:
Our Foundation was initially established as a small committee of likeminded individuals in 2014, who wanted to bring forth additional educational opportunities to the firefighters and their families serving the Green Valley Fire District. In November of 2015, we filed for a 501C3 and we were granted that status in January of 2016.
Over the years, since receiving our Charitable Organization Status, our two main fundraising events have been a Pickle-ball tournament, which has grown beyond our expecations, and a formal dinner and dancing gala-style ball. Both of these events, with the help of our generous sponsors, are the main sources of fundraising, which has allowed us to distribute the monies earned back to our scholarship recipients.
What have we done so far?
In 2018, with the assistance of the community and again, our wonderful partnerships with sponsors, GVFF (Green Valley Firefighters Foundation) was able to bestow $10,950.00 to Green Valley Fire District employees, in Personal Development Scholarships. The employees that were selected for the scholarships are now serving the community with the additional skills and resources they obtained due to the assistance they received from GVFF.
We will be opening up our next application process shortly, for dependents and family members of Green Valley Fire District employees. Stay Tuned for that exciting news!