POLICE AND FIRE THE FALLEN HEROES

Serving Those Who Served

Walnut Creek, CA   |  www.thefallenheroes.org

Mission

Our families and communities are safe because of the sacrifices made by first responders and their families. We stand ready to honor Peace Officers and Firefighters who make the ultimate sacrifice during the performance of their duties and provide emotional and financial support to the families left behind.

Ruling year info

2009

CEO

Thomas Gallinatti

Main address

1555 Botelho Dr Suite 133

Walnut Creek, CA 94596 USA

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EIN

26-4835405

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund

Educational funds for children of California Law Enforcement & Fire Service Personnel who die in the line of duty. Monies for the fund are collected throughout the year from corporate donations and individual giving. The primary fundraiser, however, is an Annual Fallen Heroes Tribute Event.

Population(s) Served
Students

Safety equipment provided to agencies in need toward the prevention of LODD’s, and/or assistance to families effected by a line of duty death.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This fund allows our nonprofits trained representatives to attend the memorial services of our fallen heroes and donate vocalists and photography when requested, along with roadside memorials and tribute banners.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average financial aid award per FTE student

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students

Related Program

Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Funds raised and donated to scholarship recipients who are FTE students that have lost a parent due to a line of duty death.

Funds raised to support the families of fallen police and fire firefighters killed in the line of duty

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships

Related Program

Fallen Heroes Scholarship Fund

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes strives to be a networked, philanthropic nonprofit providing focused assistance to families impacted by a line of duty death (LODD) and preventative aid to law enforcement and fire agencies in California.

The strategy to achieve our vision is achieved through the following programs:

1. Scholarship Fund - Funds for effected children will be collected through
annual golf tournament and other identified events.
EXPANDED: Educational funds for children of California Law Enforcement & Fire Service Personnel who die in the line of duty. Monies for the fund are collected throughout the year from corporate donations and individual giving. The primary fundraiser, however, is an Annual Fallen Heroes Celebrity Golf & Bocce Ball Tournament. 2014 marks the 5th year of this successful event with sponsorships from Chevron, Kaiser, AAA, Bechtel and many more philanthropic beneficiaries.

2. “Help For Heroes" Program – Safety equipment provided to agencies in need toward the prevention of LODD's, and/or assistance to families effected by a line of duty death.
EXPANDED: This assistance fund benefits families and agencies that have been effected by a line of duty loss. Aid ranges from direct financial assistance for families and protective equipment for agencies, to tribute memorials for townships. This is funded throughout the year from various events and corporate giving.

3. Line of Duty Death Response Fund – Trained representatives of Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes to attend all LODD Funerals in California.
EXPANDED: This Fund allows our non-profit to attend the memorial services of our fallen heroes and donate vocalists and photography when requested. This opportunity gives us direct contact with the effected agency that, in turn, will discreetly pass-on information about what our organization can offer the family. This initial contact is the start of an ongoing relationship with both the agency and family. Roadside memorials and tribute banners are also funded.

Board of Directors: 8 members whose experience ranges from Public Service and Corporation America to Financial Specialists.

Board Chair / CEO: Thomas D. Gallinatti, retired from the Oakland Fire Department as a Battalion Chief, after 30-years of service. He currently volunteers, full-time, to make Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes a beneficial organization to the families and agencies that need us most.

Executive Assistant: This individual plays a key role in keeping Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes on track and moving forward through our charitable events, fundraising, Board Meeting and personnel assistance.

Volunteers: A wide range of volunteers have been offering their time and expertise to this organization since its formation in 2009. During our most populated event, the Annual Fallen Heroes Celebrity Golf & Bocce Ball Tournament and Dinner, we have over 50 volunteers throughout the day. On average, 3-8 skilled professionals assist the organization weekly.

In addition to our Annual Tribute Event, we have participated in additional fundraising opportunities through the local Walnut Creek Chamber as well as making brief presentations with local agencies and departments. We have also recently gained exposure to the local unions with great success in receiving donations to our cause from three new unions in 2018 alone. We look forward to expanding these opportunities as well as implementing additional annual fundraisers such as a motorcycle rally and kids' camp to raise funds for the Scholarship Fund for children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.

Financials

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POLICE AND FIRE THE FALLEN HEROES

Board of directors
as of 4/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Thomas Gallinatti

Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes

Jeff Swindel

Gary LaMusga

Dirk Manoukian

Suzanne Eikel

Nathan East

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/21/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/21/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.