Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation

A nonprofit organization

When tragedy strikes our community, Colorado's fire fighters are the first to respond. Sometimes those tragedies happen to our fire fighters. The Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation was founded in 2002 by fire fighters who recognized the tremendous void left in the lives of Colorado fire fighters when tragedy strikes. The founders realized the men and women who sacrifice their lives, or are injured while saving others, leave families with very real emotional and financial needs.


In August 2000, a late afternoon storm deluge caused massive flooding in the streets of Denver. A women who was trapped in a culvert depended on Fire Fighter Robert (Bob) Crump and his partner to free her from perilous waters. While working to free the women, Bob's partner lost his footing and pulled Bob into the culvert. The women and Bob's partner was rescued through Bob's heroic sacrifice. Bob died in that culvert and left behind his wife and his three daughters.


The purpose for which the corporation is organized and operated shall exclusively be charitable and educational and for the purpose of providing aid and support to Colorado residents and persons in Colorado who are the victims of tragedy in Colorado resulting in death, severe loss of property or severe personal injury, and to professional fire fighters and their families living in the United States who are the victims of tragedy resulting in death, severe loss of property or severe personal injury.

Background Statement

The CPFF Foundation was established January 15, 2002 as a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt charitable organization. We are governed by 15 Board of Directors made up of a community of firefighters, financial leaders, and citizens. Our first donation received in 2002 was $10,000 from Red Robin restaurant. The Foundation's first grant was November 23, 2004 to a Colorado Springs and Castle Rock Firefighter who succumbed to illness. The largest donor is the Denver Fire Department Federal Credit Union's reward credit card whose proceeds contribute over $30,000 annually. Donations are also acquired from fire department golf tournaments, poker tournaments, and support of other fire fighter foundations. In 2012 9News joined with the CPFF Foundation in 2012 to assist with fundraising efforts along with Kroenke Entertainment (Colorado Rapids MLS Club). Other business supporting the CPFF Foundation are the Solheim Cup Golf Tournament, Wildcard Saloon, Sasquatch Casino, Texas Roadhouse Restaurant, Pumphouse Brewery, Regrow Colorado, Denver Cutthroats, 20/20 Institute, Rocky Mountain PBS, Coronado High School Hockey, CM2Hill, and Mesa County Courts.

Organization Data


Organization name

Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Foundation

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Organization Size

Medium Organization


12 Lakeside Lane Suite #200
Denver, CO 80212

Service areas

Denver County, CO, US



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