The Parker Foundation founders have public service, emergency first response, and education roots. We remain deeply committed to the further improvement and advancement of these trates in underprivileged and rural communities to achieve broad advances for the benefit of the general public.

The goals for the Safety Equipment Grant incentive follow in the footsteps of this philosophy;

  • Support of safety in the community. Grants in this category are important to our mission. We are committed to assisting neighboring communities throughout the United States in providing safe emergeny services. We make grants to nonprofits and governments for projects under according to this modivation.

 Examples of projects purchases under this grant:

  • ambulances,

  • emergency communications equipment,

  • police cars,

  • fire trucks,

  • firefighter equipment,

  • police bulletproof equipment,

  • hire aditional police officers and or firefighters.

Additionally, with this incentive, we look for grants that further the following aspirational goals:

  • Broad reach. The grant awarded will benefit the widest subset of the entire community. We believe your grant should not only benefit the underprivileged in your community but also benefit the broader community at large.

  • Matching Funds. We want to see your community’s commitment to disaster prevention and recovery. While not required, preference will be given to communities that provide some level of matching funds.

Rural Community

The Census Bureau defines rural as any population, housing, or territory NOT in an urban area. For this grant, we define rural communities – as a municipality, town or county in the United States with a population of fewer than 50,000 people.

Underprivileged Community

For the purpose of this grant, we define an underprivileged community as an enclave of people in an area where the average income is below 1.5 times the US poverty line, notwithstanding population density.

Measures of Success

Success under this grant will be measured by 1) grant recipient measurable outcomes and their anticipated timeline, 2) the overall number of citizens assisted, and, 3) an overall reduction in area crime statiatics

Apply for a Grant

If you have a project you think fits into the above goals, check to see if you are eligible and if so, please click the button below to apply for a grant. If you have questions about these goals, contact us at: