I am a retired police officer and now a Founder of a startup called F3Defense. I started the new company last year and was looking for funding. Robert Garland and his organization, Fund the First, are honorable. I trust Robert and his mission. I pray for continued success for him in his efforts to helping our first responders and my brothers and sisters. Stay Safe.
Fund the First has been a tremendous asset for fund raising. After speaking directly to CEO Robert Garland about the benefits of starting a campaign with Fund the First, it was a no brainer that it had to be done. Explaining to donors that the proceeds go directly to the intended beneficiary makes it easier and it is more of a relief for someone who is donating towards a cause which they support but don’t personally know the organizer or entity that is doing the campaign . Thank you Fund the First for having this platform for first responders and their families to allow them to raise funds to help each other in times of need.
Fund the First is an amazing platform to help our first responders in need and their families. Rob and the entire team go above and beyond every time and truly care. I have shared this platform with many family and friends that support this cause.
Being the President of a Veteran NPO I have come in contact with a lot of organizations and individuals who claim they are here to support our servicemembers and front line workers. Unfortunately many are just here to benefit monetarily and really don't care about our Heroes. I can say that when I first met Robert and the FtF team, I knew there was something genuine. They truly care about our Heroes and making sure they, and their families, are taken care of, and most importantly, never forgotten. I am extremely thankful that we have organizations like this that still care about the mission and not the money. Thank you to Robert and the FtF team for everything you do for our Heroes! Our organizations is truly blessed to have Fund the First working for our servicemembers and front line Heroes!!
We used Fund The First to host a fundraiser for a fellow officers son. We started our campaign with confidence knowing that We chose the right platform. It was super easy to verify through ID.ME. People loved knowing who was running the fund, which helped us hit our goal. Rob was BEYOND helpful & answered all my questions & i had a ton! Fund the First is the only crowdfunding platform I will run my charities fundraisers on.
FTF is a wonderful organization who gave us the ability to raise money for our non-profit. There’s so much out there for other groups, but there is nothing else like this for first responders and related organizations. Security and vetting is important in this era, and FTF has all of those bases covered!
Spirit of Blue has used other crowd-funding platforms before, but the cost has been too high and always with a large up-front fee. Fund the First wins when we win and costs us nothing to get started. Not to mention, direct access to the founders along with their encouragement and support - can’t beat that customer service!
Finally a verified way for people to help others. With so many scams in the world, especially when a first responders dies or is seriously injured scams pop up very quickly. It’s nice to know that any donations are protected and goes to the right people. I personally chose Fund The First to help me build a business and a brand, since I work closely with first responders and I am a honorary Police Chief it was a perfect fit. I was able to experience their ID verify service making everything more secure. Big fan of Fund the First me recommend it to all the first responders I meet.
Great organization of people doing amazing things to help those in need.
I had started a fundraiser for an army veteran to support his non profit organization, Fields 4 Valor. The process was surprisingly simple and very efficient. This is a great, legitimate organization that's all about helping first responders and military folks.