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The Blue Family Tree

Supporting families of fallen peace officers

Fruita, CO   |  thebluefamilytree.org

Mission

The Blue Family Tree distributes donations from a calendar year to the families of fallen peace officers from the same year. The Blue Family Tree serves all parts of the country and US territories where peace officers pass in the line of duty.

Ruling year info

2022

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Patrick Rice

President

Mr Thom Seagren

Main address

Po Box 266

Fruita, CO 81521 USA

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EIN

81-3833190

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (P12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Families of fallen officers are left with massive voids in their lives from emotional, financial, and social loss. The Blue Family Tree aims to fill those voids.

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?

Main Mission

Collect funds from concerned donors and law enforcement paycheck commitments, and distribute those funds to families of fallen peace officers

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Blue Family Tree offers a six hour seminar to law enforcement and civilian groups raising awareness of line of duty deaths, the factors involved, and how we can mitigate those factors and reduce the number of deaths each year.

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.

Number of donors retained

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

Families

Related Program

Main Mission

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Donors making regular monthly or annual donations.

Number of families served

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

Families

Related Program

Main Mission

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Families that receive a financial gift as a result of our donors giving.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

financial support to families of fallen peace officers in a show of solidarity within the law enforcement community.

solicit recurring donations from law enforcement paychecks
receive donations via paypal from non law enforcement supporters
research and establish various methods of receiving donations

the use of a website designed to accommodate monthly pledges from paychecks and a paypal link

We have accomplished establishing a non profit recognized by the IRS, and the Colorado DOR as well as by the USPS and sales tax exemption with Colorado. We have created a website and put into place software for forms and data management.

We have not found success in reaching donors at this point.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Blue Family Tree

Board of directors
as of 01/24/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Thom Seagran

The Blue Family Tree

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

Mr Todd Sorenson

The Blue Family Tree

Term: 2017 -

Jesse Nunn

Jen Stepleton

Jake Wertz

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 ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • 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? Yes