The Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Board of Directors is composed of the President and Vice President of the El Dorado County Deputy Sheriffs Association as well as up to 3 additional board members.
The primary purpose of the Foundation shall be to provide a benevolent fund for immediate and ongoing financial assistance, grievance counseling, and peer support for spouses, families, and "brothers and sisters of allied law enforcement and fire department agencies" of fallen/ injured/ ill men and women who have provided safety and maintained security in the surrounding communities and law enforcement agencies. Additionally, the Foundation provides at least twelve $1000 college scholarships annually to graduating seniors from local high schools as well as to the children of "brothers and sisters" of our law enforcement family. Some examples to which the Foundation may provide support include, but are not limited to burial costs, family travel for funeral and memorial services, cost of living expenses, medical expenses, counseling services, advocate assistance, college/ high school scholarships and any other services deemed appropriate by the board to assist families in returning to a “sense of normalcy”.