EMS equipment grants help save more lives
Medic One Foundation helps nonprofit EMS providers enhance the quality of patient care by providing matching equipment grants. Our intent is to help agencies leverage existing budget resources. We may contribute up to 75% of the cost of the requested equipment. The applicant agency must demonstrate the financial capability and commitment to fund the balance of the request.
Eligible Applicant Agencies
An agency must be the primary nonprofit provider of emergency medical services for a local area in the Puget Sound region. It is anticipated that such agencies will usually be local fire departments, but may be community hospitals or other local institutions, which operate as nonprofit public agencies. All applicant agencies must be public entities or private nonprofit corporations recognized by the State of Washington. No agency will receive funding for two consecutive years.
The Foundation’s funding priority is equipment for the training and education of firefighters and paramedics. The Foundation will not consider requests for vehicles, gurneys, glidescopes, operational expenses, clothing or wearable safety items, and replacement equipment. Requests for funding AED’s will only be considered from agencies with operating budgets of $50,000 or less.
Equipment grant awards generally range between $250 – $5,000. Grant requests in excess of $20,000 will not be considered. Funding is on a matching basis. The Medic One Foundation may contribute up to 75% of the cost of the requested equipment. The applicant agency must demonstrate the financial capability and commitment to fund the balance of its request. Applications will be rated and ranked in priority order and will receive funding in accordance with the financial capabilities of the Medic One Foundation.