The Jeremiah Lucey Grant Program, named in honor of Denis Leary’s cousin who perished in a catastrophic fire in Worcester, Massachusetts, provides financial support for the training and equipment needs of uniformed firefighters in board-designated geographic areas. The Board of Directors of the Leary Firefighters Foundation invites grant requests from professional, uniformed Fire Departments in New York, Massachusetts, and areas affected by Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast.
Limitations: No grants to individuals. Grants only to professional, Uniformed Fire Departments.
Average grant size: $25,000 - $50,000.
Application information: Fire Department representatives should send a letter of inquiry (not to exceed two pages) which includes the following information:
description of the organization seeking support
overview of project to be funded and grant amount requested
problem/challenges project will address
timeframe for implementation of project
summary of other sources being approached for support of project.
In addition to the letter of inquiry, a project budget should be included.
Applicants considered for funding will be contacted and asked to complete a full grant application form.
Deadline: None. Letters of inquiry and applications are reviewed as received.
Final notification: 3-6 months.
Background: The Leary Firefighters Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization founded by actor Denis Leary in 2000 to provide support for the training and equipment needs of uniformed firefighters. To date, the Leary Foundation’s grants have been made in New York City, Worcester and Boston, Massachusetts.
The Leary Firefighters Foundation
594 Broadway, Suite 409
New York, NY 10012
Telephone: (212) 343-0240
Contact: Lys Hopper, Executive Director