The Southwest Florida Heroes Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to supporting First Responders including, Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters/EMS, Military (Active Duty & Veterans), Coast Guard, ATF, FBI, DHS and their immediate families, widows, and orphans in Lee, Collier & Hendry counties in Southwest Florida.

Along with our passion and drive, the help and support from the local communities across SW Florida inspires us and allows us to provide support to our local Heroes. We thank you in advance for Joining us along our journey and for providing financial support through Donations

We encourage you to consider Volunteering to become a Committee Member or just help us by Spreading the Word.


Julian Keen Memorial Scholarship

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Julian Keen Jr., 30, was fatally shot on Sunday June 14, 2020 in LaBelle, FL. Officer Keen was loved by the entire community, his brothers & sisters in Law Enforcement & his family & friends. Officer Keen's family has established the Julian Keen Memorial Scholarship, which will offer the opportunity for a youth in Hendry County, FL. who is interested in a career in Law Enforcement to obtain that dream. We asked that you consider making a donation to this great cause in Honor of a Great Man! #BeLikeJulian 

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Andrew A. Widman Memorial Scholarship

The Andrew A. Widman Memorial Scholarship was created to honor Officer Widman & the legacy he left behind. Officer Widman was fatally wounded on July 18, 2008 in Fort Myers, FL. while trying to break up a fight that turned deadly. Officer Widman was only 30 years young and left behind a wonderful family and devastated community. If you would like to learn more about the heroic sacrifice that Officer Widman made, please click here. If you would like to donate to the Andrew A. Widman Memorial Scholarship, please click here.

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Operation: Christmas Bicycles for Kids

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The S.W. Florida Heroes Foundation has teamed up with Tropic Trailer (Fort Myers, FL.) & Lee County Sheriff's Officer Sly Smalls, to lend a hand to those less fortunate children this Christmas throughout Lee County, FL. Last year Eli Mendes, owner of Tropic Trailer, had donated over 100 Bicycles to local kids with the assistance of Lee Co. Sheriff's Officer Sly Small who helped distribute them throughout the county.

This year, with the assistance of Officer Smalls, Eli & Tropic Trailer has teamed up with the S.W. Florida Heroes Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) Non-Profit, to encourage Individuals & Business Owners in S.W. Florida to Donate freely to the Foundation at a tax exempt level. "Our goal this year is to give-a-way 300 Bicycles to children right here in S.W. Florida who could really use a wonderful Christmas", said Eli Mendes, owner of Tropic Trailer. If you would like to Donate to this Fundraiser please CLICK HERE and thanks for your support in advance. 

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