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The National Fallen Officer Foundation

Honored Forever

aka National Fallen Officer Foundation   |   WASHINGTON, DC   |  nationalfof.org

Mission

The National Fallen Officer Foundation is a 501(c)3 police-support organization designed to assist the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty nationwide. The Foundation's strategic mission is to: raise awareness about threats to officer safety; provide law enforcement advocacy; and provide assistance to police families.​ The National Fallen Officer Foundation also provides education and support programs that encourage law enforcement and community engagement.

Notes from the nonprofit

The National Fallen Officer Foundation seeks to change the world by helping to make the environment that law enforcement officers work safer by raising awareness about the importance of our police to protect our communities.

Ruling year info

2019

Executive Director

Dr. Demetrick Pennie

Main address

1025 CONNECTICUT AVE NW STE. 1000

WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA

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Formerly known as

National Fallen Officer Foundation

EIN

83-0660754

NTEE code info

Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments) (I60)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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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?

Fulfill A Dream

The National Fallen Officer Foundation's "Fulfill A Dream" program was designed to support families of fallen officers during their time of grief by providing them with an all-expense paid trip to an entertainment destination within the United States. The goal of this program is help families recover during their grief process.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Provide financial support to the families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.

Population(s) Served
Widows and widowers
Adults

The National Fallen Officer Foundation's strategic mission is to: raise awareness about threats to officer safety, provide advocacy in support of "fallen officer" families, and to provide financial assistance to all impacted families.

Population(s) Served

The National Fallen Officer Foundation also provides education and support programs to help bridge the gap between the police and the community. The foundation understands that community engagement is essential to maintaining a vibrant community connection.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Emergency responders
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Community Advocate Award 2022

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 crimes in the housing neighborhood

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

Economically disadvantaged people, At-risk youth, Immigrants and migrants, Emergency responders, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Community Engagement

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our goal is to reduce crime in inner-city communities by strengthening the police and community-relationship. Encouraging residents to report crime will help police reduce crime.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Over the last year, America has witnessed a 45% increase in law enforcement line of duty deaths, with nearly 27% of the overall totals resulting from felonious assaults. The National Fallen Officer Foundation seeks to address this growing crisis by being able to meet the needs of officers' families and working to establish greater community trust for law enforcement. Our strategic goals for this plan include:

Goal 1: Developing education and community engagement initiatives to help bridge the gap between police and the community.
Goal 2: Providing financial support for the increasing number of families impacted by these line-of-duty tragedies.
Goal 3: Facilitating the grief recovery process by aligning families with valuable resources to aid in their overall recovery.
Goal 4: Continuing to raise awareness about threats impacting law enforcement and public safety and advocating for initiatives to help keep our officers safe.
Goal 5: Increase fundraising through sponsorships, grants, and business partnerships.

Our strategies for achieving our goals include:
Goal 1: Meet with community stakeholders and remain actively involved in positive messaging for police
Goal 2: Remain active in fundraising to be able to meet the financial demands of supporting families.
Goal 3: Maintain a database of support programs to be used for referrals
Goal 4: Maintain an active media presence through various forms
Goal 5: Engage stakeholders and business leaders to help facilitate grants and sponsorship

The National Fallen Officer Foundation has developed a strong media presence and has remained active in advocating for the interest of law enforcement.

As a result of the enormous strain placed on the non-profit industry following the COVID-19 crisis, The National Foundation Officer Foundation has implemented several mechanisms to aid in fundraising including: call solicitations, mail, email, social media, and direct sponsorships. The goal of these program is to aid the organization in keeping up with the increased number of line of duty deaths.

The National Fallen Officer Foundation has begun developing critical relationships with stakeholders and business leaders to aid the foundation in meeting its goals.

The National Fallen Officer Foundation will continue to engage families and provide support in the aftermath of a line of duty death.

The National Fallen Officer Foundation has developed a strong media presence and has remained active in advocating for the interest of law enforcement.

As a result of the enormous strain placed on the non-profit industry following the COVID-19 crisis, The National Foundation Officer Foundation has implemented several mechanisms to aid in fundraising including: call solicitations, mail, email, social media, and direct sponsorships. The goal of these program is to aid the organization in keeping up with the increased number of line of duty deaths.

The National Fallen Officer Foundation has begun developing critical relationships with stakeholders and business leaders to aid the foundation in meeting its goals.

The National Fallen Officer Foundation will continue to engage families and provide support in the aftermath of a line of duty death.

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 and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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The National Fallen Officer Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Demetrick Pennie

Law enforcement Advocacy and Education

Term: 2018 - 2023


Board co-chair

Merlin Lofton

The National Fallen Officer Foundation

Term: 2018 - 2023

Kerri Long

The National Fallen Officer Foundation

ERIC FEINBERG

The National Fallen Officer Foundation

Ethan Stone

The National Fallen Officer Foundation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/20/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • 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.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.