Help Us Put First Responder Mental Health First.

Foundation 1023 is committed to supporting the emotional and mental wellness of First Responders and their support network who are experiencing illness, loss or stressful life events by providing confidential funding for emotional and mental wellness services, as well as access to peer supported outdoor activities and events designed for personal wellness and connection.

2022 Boots & Badges Gala

Ticket sales are live.

Sponsorships available

Accepting donations for our Silent Auction

PADDLEJAM 2022! Presented by Centura Health

PaddleJam 2022 with a different feel!   This year we celebrate you!  Please Join us Sept 10th, 2022 at Aurora Reservoir for a day at the lake!   We will pick up the admission fee, we will feed you and have a private space reserved for our families!  Text “PJ2022tix” to 41444 get your ticket (one per car).

Help Support Us

Foundation 1023 relies on the support of public, business and community donations to reach our goals and provide services to First Responders. Get involved today and make a difference with our team!

We Can Help

Are you a first responder or a family member of a first responder? Foundation 1023 is committed to supporting you! We offer funding for 1-on-1 confidential mental wellness services and peer network support.

Who are we?

Foundation 1023 provides positive mental wellness impact for first responders with confidential counseling, peer to peer training and community awareness.

How can you help?

Our foundation relies on public, business and community donations to provide our services and create change. Find out how you can get involved to support our mission!

Special thanks to the Colorado State Firefighter Foundation for covering copay’s for our Colorado Firefighters!  This allows our Colorado Firefighters to attend up to 12 mental wellness visits free of charge.   If your entity wants to sponsor other first responders, like LEO’s, EMS, Dispatchers and so on, please feel free to reach out!

2500 First Responders & Families Impacted

6500 Total Hours of Services Provided

$1,005,000 Raised Since 2016

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Word of Thanks!

Special Thanks to Kyle Clark for his work and recognition of non profits and the work they do! Our Word of Thanks Campaign has raised $30000.00+. You can still contribute!

To Contribute to this Word of Thanks Campaign, use button below!

Thank you to our firefighters from AT&T!

Thank you to our firefighters from AT&T!

Due to COVID restrictions, our sponsor AT&T has not able to make it to our events, they did want to send along this gratitude video to our fire fighters on behalf of our AT&T Colorado Employees! AT&T Colorado:...

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Our First Virtual Challenge was a success!

Our First Virtual Challenge was a success!

Our First Virtual Challenge was a success! Thank you to all of the participants and teams! Congratulations to Ann Treffer for 1st place, Sylvester Ruffin for 2nd place, and Bert Hendricks for 3rd place on milage. For our Top Fundraisers Melissa Verseman and Brian...

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