Peace Officers Relief & Education Foundation

aka POREF/PORAC   |   Sacramento, CA   |  https://porac.org/

Mission

Conduct scientific research; offer educational programs; provide scholarship grants to support training and education of peace officers and their families; assist and educate the general public in crime prevention and personal protection, provide financial assistance to law enforcement personnel and/or their family members, or survivors, if an individual involved in law enforcement is killed, wounded or otherwise disabled or impaired, or under other circumstances that warrant such relief ; and administer such other charitable programs that may be necessary to assist law enforcement personnel in times of financial need, including providing donations to other charitable organizations that are recognized 501(c) (3) organizations under the Internal Revenue Code.

Ruling year info

1981

President

Brian R. Marvel

Vice President

Damon Kurtz

Main address

4010 Truxel Rd

Sacramento, CA 95834 USA

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EIN

94-2677725

NTEE code info

Law Enforcement Agencies (Police Departments) (I60)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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

POREF Scholarship

The POREF Scholarship program provides scholarships to support the training and education of peace officers and their families.

Population(s) Served
Families of choice
Emergency responders
Retired people

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 students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Non-adult children, Emergency responders

Related Program

POREF Scholarship

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Funds raised through crowdfunding platform, Fund A Hero, as well as number of successful campaigns completed.

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

Caregivers, Non-adult children, Parents, Widows and widowers

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Program started 4th quarter 2019.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

Established in 1981, the Peace Officers Relief and Education Foundation (POREF) provides resources and financial assistance to law enforcement personnel and/or their family members, or survivors, if an individual involved in law enforcement is killed, wounded or otherwise disabled or impaired, or under other circumstances that warrant such relief and administer such other charitable programs that may be necessary to assist law enforcement personnel in times of financial need, including providing donations to other charitable organizations that are recognized 501(c) (3) organizations under the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, POREF offers educational programs, like mental health awareness and wellness training, along with providing scholarship grants to support training and education of peace officers and their families. Furthermore, POREF assists and educates the public in crime prevention and personal protection.

a. With the help of our parent organization’s strong staff and the support of our 15 Chapters throughout the State of California, we can marshal resources, knowledge, and contacts to reach survivors and provide resources and financial assistance that assist them with immediate needs as they begin their long journey to healing.
b. Services include assisting local affiliated associations with finding or guiding survivors to professional counseling, peer support, and assistance in understanding and filing for benefits.
c. Programs include peer support training, peace officer wellness, ethics and resiliency project, and the Fund-A-Hero crowdfunding platform, along with access to other training by well-known and respected organizations such as Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).
d. Events include a golf tournament and annual raffle.

With the experience, growing technological advances, and innovative ideas of leadership, membership, staff, and volunteers, we can efficiently utilize resources from mental health professionals, grants, member, and affiliate donations. Our corporate partnership program helps facilitate growth, change, and improve services, programs, and events to support peace officers, their families, and survivors of line-of-duty deaths.

Since our inception in 1981, our membership has grown from 3,393 to over 76,000 members currently. As law enforcement line-of-duty deaths continue to increase, we strive to improve services, programs, and events to provide for increasing the number of members, survivors, and support of the law enforcement community we can serve. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, hundreds of officers were killed by the virus, contracted while on duty as they were serving and protecting their communities. This resulted in a sharp increase in the number of survivors for whom we provide support and services.

Financials

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Peace Officers Relief & Education Foundation

Board of directors
as of 4/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brian Marvel

PEACE OFFICERS RESEARCH ASSCIATION OF CALIFORNIA

Term: 2019 - 2021

Damon Kurtz

PORAC

Shawn Welch

PORAC

Randy Beintema

San Joaquin Co DSA

Barry Donelan

Oakland POA

Paul Kelly

San Jose POA

Grant Ward

SEBA

Nick Odenath

Ventura Co DSA

Marhsall McClain

LA Airport POA

Edgar Hampton

Anaheim PA

Eric Schmidt

Fresno Co DSA

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? No
  • 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? 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? No