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, their families, and members of our community.
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.
The SPAM Benevolent Fund has provided resources to numerous families throughout the public safety community including state, local, and MBTA Transit police, firefighters, and various Troopers’ families beyond the Massachusetts’s borders. In addition, each year, provides scholarships to Association members’ children and dependents and to children and dependents of members who have been killed in the line of duty.
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. In addition, the fund provides assistance to members of our community.