Assisting First Responders and their families

What is the Benevolent Fund?

The SPAM Benevolent Fund relies on the generosity of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations.  

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.

And now there’s a new way you can help support the wives, husbands, children and other loved ones of first responders killed or injured in the line of duty. The ‘Protect & Serve’ Special License Plate is now available through the state Registry of Motor Vehicles. The plates cost $40, $28 of which goes directly to the SPAM Benevolent Fund in the first year. When you renew this specialty plate in two years, all $40 goes directly to fund.

How can I support the SPAM Benevolent Fund?

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.

of your donations go directly to the cause, not to overhead, administrative, marketing or salaries.

100% of your donations go directly to the cause of helping first responders and their families.

State Police of Massachusetts Association Benevolent Fund (SPAM Benevolent Fund) is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) charity and your contributions are tax deductible.