The SPAM Benevolent Fund was created by the State Police Association of Massachusetts in 2010. At the time of the Benevolent Fund’s inception in 2010, members of the SPAM Executive Board determined that the time had come to set up a fund that would enable us to assist our troopers, sergeants, and their families in certain times of need. Today, the SPAM Benevolent Fund has expanded its support to first responders and their families.
The SPAM Benevolent Fund relies on the generosity of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations.
Since its inception, the SPAM Benevolent Fund has raised over $600,000 from the generous donations received from local businesses, supporters of the public safety community and various annual events including the State Police Chase, Golf Tournaments, and other fundraising events.
The SPAM Benevolent Fund has provided resources to over 80 families throughout the public safety community including state and local police, firefighters, MBTA Transit Police and various troopers’ families beyond the Massachusetts borders who have lost a loved one in the line of duty. In addition, the fund has provided over 100 scholarships to children and dependents of SPAM members.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. The Benevolent Fund is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charity and your contributions are tax deductible.
Where does my donation go?
Donations to the SPAM Benevolent Fund, provides financial assistance to first responders and their families during times when they are unable to perform their duties due to extended illness or injury and provides resources to families that have lost a member of the public safety community.
The Benevolent Fund does not spend money from donations on overhead and administrative costs such as salaries or marketing fees.