WHEN SECONDS COUNT: AED
WHEN SECONDS COUNT:
Each year, Healthcare Foundation of La Porte provides grants for AEDs (automated external defibrillators). These annual grants help ensure our community has access to these life-saving devices. HFL works in conjunction with La Porte County EMS, through the AED Collective, to ensure our community has a safe, manageable, and efficient program to help people who are suffering a serious heart event have the best chance at survival and to help educate the community on the importance of AED maintenance and training.
Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating due to a problem with the heart's electrical system. Over 356,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital each year in the United States.
Defibrillation from an AED is effective in helping people survive sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs save lives.
To learn more about the La Porte County AED Collective, visit
Interested in applying for an AED?
HFL accepts grant requests for our When Seconds Count: AED Initiative once per year. Grant requests are accepted February 14 through March 31 of each year. For 2023 AED requests, please note that HFL closed the grant application process on February 24 as we received an unprecedented number of requests in just ten days. Due to global supply chain challenges, HFL has a limited number of AEDs to award this year. We thank you for your understanding.
To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or a governmental entity. Requests for AED grants are only accepted through HFL's grant portal. The FAQ/Tutorial page provides information on how to access the grant portal.
Applying for signage with your AED(s)? Click here to view signage options.
AED Education, Maintenance, & Registration