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Volunteer Fire Department Fund

Photo courtesy of Gene Dettman, President and Assistant Chief of the Mulberry Canyon VFD

Volunteer Fire Department Fund

Help Us Help Area Volunteer Firefighters

The Community Foundation of Abilene established the Volunteer Fire Department Fund in 2011 as an effort to assist the various rural and volunteer fire departments in Taylor County and the surrounding nine counties: Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Eastland, Fisher, Jones, Nolan, Runnels, and Shackelford. Grants from this fund will help the departments address the safety and security issues that communities can face due to drought and grass fires. The generosity of citizens and organizations throughout these counties has made this Volunteer Fire Department Fund possible.

  • If you would like to make a donation to support the VFD Grant fund, which is a short-term fund that grants funds as needs arise, please click below:


    If you are a VFD in need of assistance, please see our VFD Grant Application form for funding guidelines.

    The VFD grant cycle does not occur on a regular schedule, but rather as funds are donated and growing over time. Please contact Michelle Parrish at 325-676-3883 or mparrish@cfabilene.org for information on the application process and any upcoming deadlines.