Organizations & Associations
These groups educate the public and survivors, provide resources to families and survivors, some even provide funds to help. They are national, regional and local. All are amazing. Without them individuals who have suffered, and suffer, would be much worse off. Your donations keep them going.
American Burn Association
“With more than 2,000 members worldwide, we dedicate our efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related care, prevention, education, and research. Our multidisciplinary membership enhances our ability to work toward common goals with other organizations and educational programs.”
311 S. Wacker Drive # 4150, Chicago, IL 60606-6671
Alissa Alan Ruch Burn Foundation
Founded in 1971, the Foundation works in partnership with firefighters, educators, and burn care professionals to develop innovative programs and services. Their mission is to significantly reduce the number of burn injuries through prevention education, and to enhance the quality of life of those affected by burn injuries in California.
50 N. Hill Avenue, Suite 305, Pasadena, CA
Moonlight Fund actively raises money throughout the year in an effort to support those with financial needs (such as gaps in medical care, rehabilitation services, burial expenses, housing, and transportation needs). Additional services include child care assistance, tuition expenses, and referrals to third party support services. The Fund is open to any request. We do ask that all requests be made in writing by the attending physician, case worker, or qualified rehabilitation or educational facility.
Moonlight Fund offers retreats several times a year at the Silver Spur Ranch in Bandera, TX. The 4-day gatherings offer an opportunity for those with recent burn injuries to spend time with fellow long-term survivors. The retreat offers alternative healing methods and emotional support to both patients and family members. It’s a traditional dude ranch experience with horseback riding and true western culture.
Bandara Office PO Box 1299, Bandara, TX 78003
Burncare... Everywhere Foundation, Inc.
Provides national funding for acute care, rehabilitation, and reconstruc- tive burn medicine. The Burn Care Foundation is a division of Mer- cyCare Inc., national non-profit organization dedicated to assisting accident and trauma patients in obtaining specialty medical care for their injuries.
283 Tarrytown Road, White Plains, NY 10607
Burn Foundation of America
The Burn Foundation of America provides assistance to families of burn patients being treated at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, in Augusta, Georgia. This includes lodging at the Chavis House, daily meals and transportation—all free of charge. In addition, the Burn Foundation assists patients upon their discharge with services related to their return to independent living. This includes providing medications, anti-scarring garments and transportation for follow up medical visits.
3614 J. Dewey Gray Circle, Building C, Augusta, GA 30909
Phone: (706) 855-2876
Children’s Burn Foundation
The Children’s Burn Foundation is dedicated to providing support services for child burn survivors, from infancy to age 18 and their families, as well as burn prevention and fire safety education to thousands of children and caregivers in Southern California, nationally, and internationally. The Children’s Burn Foundation is concerned with the full recovery of a child burn survivor, where addressing not only their patient’s physical needs, but their psychological, emotional, and social recovery as well is top priority. “We are the only known foundation that offers the Full Recovery Program for child burn survivors, locally, nationally, and internationally—a unique blend of medical care, psycho-social support services, and daily living support to help young burn survivors achieve their full potential.”
5000 Van Nuys Boulevard Suite 450, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 907-2822
Knapp Burn Foundation
The Knapp Burn Foundation was established in 1989,by the family and friends of a burn survivor injured in 1975. Throughout the surgery and rehabilitation, they realized just how much pain and suffering not only the burn survivors endured, but that their families also experienced. While reflecting on that time of our lives, we came to the realization that current support systems are not enough to cope with the losses suffered through burns. Therefore, the Knapp Burn Foundation was created as a not-for-profit organization committed to:
- Assisting burn victims and their families through the temporary and/or permanent physical, social, economic and emotional challenges.
- Advocating for and assimilating burn survivors to return to socially fulfilling and occupationally productive lives.
- Educating and equipping the public with burn information.
“We strive to provide the support and resources to allow burn survivors to move beyond their burns and continue with their lives, and promote burn prevention and awareness.” Some of the Knapp Burn Foundation’s most requested and rewarding programs are:
- John Bennett-Saviano Educational Grant
- John A. James Garment Grant
- Working with fire and medical professionals to understand the lifelong commitments of survivors and their families.
- Sponsoring community projects and educating schools on burn awareness and prevention.
- Being available.
PO Box 1135, Bloomington, IL 61704
IAFF Disaster Relief Fund
When there’s a national emergency or natural disaster—from hurricanes, wildfires, floods and tornadoes to mass casualty events and civil disturbances—fire fighters and paramedics remain on the frontlines serving their communities. And when they—and their families—are victims of these events or experience loss, the IAFF Foundation provides disaster relief, including financial relief, food, water and other sup- plies, clothing and shelter, medical aid, behavioral health counseling and more. In sacrificing their lives to save others, fallen fire fighters often leave a family behind.
The IAFF Foundation provides scholarships to children of IAFF members who make the ultimate sacrifice. Every year, the Foundation helps more than 40 students pay for post-secondary education. It is through the Foundation that we provide support to the families who attend the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial annual observance. From the flags to transportation to the medals we give to those who’ve lost a loved one, the Foundation makes sure that the families are taken care of throughout the memorial service weekend. When an IAFF member or family member suffers a burn injury, the Foundation provides financial assistance and a peer support network to ensure they receive proper care and treatment with their families by their side. The Foundation also holds the International Burn Camp each year in Washington, DC. The week-long camp is a life-changing opportunity for teenage burn survivors and the fire fighter camp counselors who work to make a difference in the lives of these young people.
1750 New York Ave NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006
To serve the Greater Philadelphia Area-Delaware Valley, including Southeastern PA, Southern NJ and the state of DE, in supporting burn survivors to enhance their quality of life and that of their families. Their purpose is to be a well known, first-rate regional resource for the burn care and patient communities and fire service industry. Their focus is in the areas of prevention, education, treatment and recovery.
8600 West Chester Pike, Suite 202, Upper Darby, PA 19082-2629
Phone: (215) 545- 3816
Phone: (484) 454- 5367
Global Medical Relief Fund
The Global Medical Relief Fund was established in 1977, and along with partners, doctors, nurses and hospitals and volunteer have given aid to more than 375 children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, have been severely burned, or have been injured due to war, natural disaster or illness.
112 MacFarland Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The National Fire Protection Association established in 1896, is a global nonprofit organization, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy, and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the mission. NFPA membership totals more than 60,000 individuals around the world.
1 Batterymarch Park Quincy, Massachusetts 02169-7471
Phone: +1 800 344-3555 (U.S. & Canada)
+1 855 274-8525 (U.S. & Canada)
+1 617 770-3000 (International)
Burned Children Recovery Foundation
The Burn Children Recovery Foundation, founded in 1989, are com- mitted to a single goal; a national recovery agency that has provided emotional support and financial aid to burned children and their families. They believe every burned child should have an opportunity to heal from both physical and emotional injuries. The foundation strives to offer these children from all socio-economic backgrounds these opportunities. With the help of financial assistance, they are able to bring children (and family members) to Phoenix House for immediate sup- port as well as provide children a Camp experience (Camp Phoenix) to meet other children and engage in meaningful learning and friendship environment.
409 Wood Place, Everett, WA 98203, USA
Phone: 1-800-799-BURN (2876)
Spiegel Burn Foundation
Provides advocacy support and services to assist burn victims and their family members. As a private nonprofit foundation, we provide:
- Attendee grants to The World Burn Congress
- Support for complementary alternative medical modalities
- Grants for research and special needs related to Burn Survivors
Our focus is on assisting survivors of burns and burn related injuries to learn to live with many of the new concerns and issues that are now before them. Most people don’t realize that scars of a serious burn injury never go away. The physical, emotional and economic damage can, and often do, last a lifetime.
2251 N. Rampart #157, Las Vegas, NV 89128
Arizona Burn Foundation
The Arizona Burn Foundation was founded in 1967 by two Maricopa County surgeons and an attorney: Dr. MacDonald Wood and Dr. William Price, and George Randolph. For more than 50 years, they have provided high-quality support programs for Arizona children and adult burn survivors and their families. In 1991, they launched Camp Courage, and in 2001 they opened their first Forever Courage House to provide housing support to survivors’ families while in recovery at the hospital.
1432 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006
International Association of Burn Camps (IABC)
With the rapid expansion of the number of camps in the 1990’s, leaders in the burn camp community met over several years at the American Burn Association (ABA) annual meetings and began to discuss the need for a central membership organization that could provide for the administration of the ABA Burn Camp Special Interest Group (SIG) and the biannual Burn Camp Workshop. The group was also concerned about the lack of guidelines for the administration of a burn camp and the lack of best practices and quality assurance measures for burn camps.
In 2001, Marion Doctor, the Director of Denver Children’s Hospital Burn Camp and E. Tonas Kalil, a director of Mid-Atlantic Burn Camp, committed to soliciting other camps to form what would initially be referred to as the Federation of Burn Camps and was later incorporated as the International Association of Burn Camps (IABC). The founding members included those two camps, as well as Champ Camp, sponsored by the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation; the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund Burn Camp; Camp Eyabsut, sponsored by the Northwest Burn Foundation; and the University of Utah Health Burn Center’s Burn Camp Programs.
Today, the IABC has 31 member camps and provides educational opportunities to all burn camps through the Burn Camp SIG at the annual meeting of the ABA and the burn camp workshop that happens every other year. Additionally, the IABC offers assistance to burn camps in the form of guidance, mentoring and best practices. The IABC has established guidelines for best practice with Burn Camp Programming and should be used in conjunction with the American Camping Association Standards.
Sons of the flag - revolutionizing burn care
Sons of the Flag accelerates Burn Survivor Care by Funding Leading Technologies, Health Care, Education, and Resources. Having helped thousands of burn survivors, Sons of the Flag has representation by committed firefighters in over 28 US states, has raised over $5M in donations over 7 years, and has funded over $500,000 in medical fellowships.