The State Police of Massachusetts Association Benevolent Fund, created in 2010 by the SPAM Executive Board, provides financial assistance to first responders and their families during times when they were 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.
The SPAM Benevolent Fund was created by the State Police Association of Massachusetts in 2010. The State Police Association of Massachusetts (SPAM) is the only legally recognized bargaining unit for Troopers and Sergeants of the Massachusetts State Police. 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. The goal was to provide assistance to SPAM members who are unable to perform their duties due to extended illness or injury, and assist with other public safety tragedies. We also award scholarships annually to eligible children and or dependents of our members.
Due to the generous donations, the Benevolent Fund has expanded its support to first responders and members of our community during the time of need. We proudly support all members of the first responder community, including state and local police, fire and various other departments and organizations. The fund also awards scholarships annually to eligible children or dependents of SPAM members. The scholarship recipients can use the funds for tuition, books, laptops or any other necessary tools to further their education.
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?
The Benevolent Fund benefits our troopers, sergeants, and their families, as well as other victims of tragedy from the law enforcement community. The Mass Troopers Fund does not spend money from donations on overhead and administrative costs such as salaries or marketing fees. 100% of your donations go directly to the cause of helping SPAM members and their families, and other critical situations in the public safety community.