Looking to donate time or money to support law enforcement? These police charities, organized by goal, are a great way to do so!
The world is in a pretty lousy state right now, if you ask me.
I mean, there’s so much unrest. So many people are still in quarantine. Lots of people are personally impacted by COVID19.
And then on top of that, there are still anti-police riots and so much hatred against law enforcement, everywhere.
It’s enough to really bring you down. I get it.
But with all that being said, I want to encourage you: You can still make a difference. You can use your time and energy for good instead of wallowing in sadness about what you see in the news.
I mean, wallowing has its place, I get it. But when you’re ready to pick yourself up and bring some light back to the world, maybe you just feel like you want to donate to police charities.
Whether you’re interested in donating your money or your time, here’s a great list of super impactful police charities to contribute to.
Police Charities That Deserve Your Time And Money
Charities For Officers Themselves
This charity organizes conferences to help first responders take better care of their emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. They also work with leaders to help make first responders safer on the job!
Hope for Heroes helps disabled military, fire, police, and EMS enjoy their favorite outdoor activities.
OEW was founded by veterans who were passionate about honoring, empowering, and motivating military and law enforcement veterans who have been wounded. They assist with physical, mental, and emotional rehabilitation.
It’s completely volunteer-run, too!
Task Force Heroes provides spiritual and emotional support for law enforcement as well as other first responders and the military. It’s a Christian-based organization that strives to help these groups thrive in challenging lines of work, and to overcome the effects of trauma and stress.
Operation Gratitude is a great way to send letters to first responders and the military. Doing something like this is a great family project, especially if you’re living in a place that’s still on lockdown!
Charities for Fallen Officers
This charity honors the memory of fallen law enforcement officers through its online memorial and reflection pages. It currently pays tribute to over 23,000, including K9 officers.
They also provide free resources to agencies and officers, work to keep those who kill officers behind bars, and track LODD statistics to help analyze trends and overall improve officer safety.
C.O.P.S. has been around since 1984, and has since grown to 37,000 survivors of officers killed in the line of duty. The members include immediate family like children and spouses, as well as siblings and even affected co-workers.
They help provide counseling, conferences to help survivors connect, and even things like camps for kids and teens who are struggling with the loss of a parent.
It’s completely free to join, and is an amazing resource.
Blue Line Bears was created by the 14-year-old daughter of a police officer who wanted to help kids whose parents die in the line of duty.
This organization reaches out to agencies to get information about the fallen officer and a uniform shirt with which they make a bear for each of the officer’s children.
I just think this one is so sweet!
Formed in 2009, this charity provides support and assistance to those left behind after a line-of-duty death.
Blue Angel of Hope donates thin blue line flags to departments who have suffered the loss of an officer. They have gifted over 1,800 flags so far, even donating to departments in Denmark, Canada, and Germany.
This organization is all about honoring officers who have committed suicide, promoting their vision that it’s how the officers lived that matters, not how they died. They also aim to educate about mental health on patrol and ultimately prevent the loss of law enforcement officers by suicide.
Charities for Spouses/Children
This organization brings support and encouragement to the wives of law enforcement officers and their families. They strive to bring law enforcement wives together through conferences and networking sessions.
This foundation is all about providing financial support both to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty and families facing financial hardships due to other tragedies.
They also promote and facilitate programs created by first responder orgranizations to help kids in the community in general.
Founded by a fourth grader who felt strongly that if the police officers he loved watching on Live PD should wear vests all the time, their dogs should, too. He created this fund to buy vests for K9s that are not only effective, but also safe and comfortable for dogs to wear their entire shifts.
To date, Brady has donated over 250 vests! So cool!
Charities That Provide Training
EOPG helps provide low-cost and state-of-the-art training to help first responders be better prepared to face active shooter situations. This is especially helpful in places where it wouldn’t be affordable otherwise!
Mental Health Oriented Charities
SDIA helps provide a much-needed sense of community to men and women of law enforcement, as well as military and other first responders. They know how the isolation can kill (twice as many first responders die by suicide than in the line of duty) and thus want to help our “sheepdogs” find meaning in what they do, providing much-needed service opportunities and friendship.
NALES is a volunteer-run non-profit corporation that is dedicated to providing resources and emotional support to law enforcement families, and serving as a positive voice for law enforcement in the community.
T-6 provides education about the signs and symptoms of mental health issues common to the law enforcement community.
Charities That Support The Goals Of Law Enforcement
DeliverFund helps train first responders about human trafficking and provides them with the best technologies available to rescue victims.
This organization is focused on rescuing children from sex trafficking situations.
Do you know of an organization I’ve missed? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know – I’ll be sure to add it to the list!