CHP 11-99 Foundation

Celebrating 40 years of service to CHP employees and their families

aka California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation   |   Costa Mesa, CA   |  www.chp11-99.org

Mission

We provide emergency assistance to California Highway Patrol employees and their families and scholarships to children of CHP employees.

Ruling year info

1985

CEO

Mr. Stephen Harrington

Main address

3188 Airway Avenue STE C

Costa Mesa, CA 92626 USA

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EIN

95-6530738

NTEE code info

Mutual/Membership Benefit Organizations, Other N.E.C. (Y99)

Higher Education Institutions (B40)

Family Services (P40)

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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?

Scholarship Program

The 11-99 Foundation awards scholarships to dependents of CHP employees who are pursuing a college education. Applications are received each Winter, awards are granted in the Spring and student achievements are celebrated in the Summer at eight ceremonies across California. There are three programs available:
1. General Scholarship Program: Sons and Daughters of Active or Retired CHP Employees
2. Fallen Hero Scholarship Program: Sons, Daughters and Spouses of Fallen Heroes 3. Advanced Studies Scholarship - Invitation only upon meeting general award requirements

Population(s) Served
Adults

Every time a CHP Officer takes to the road or responds to a call, his or her life is placed at risk in the service of his or her fellow citizens. Because we appreciate this sacrifice, we provide financial assistance when an officer is killed in the line of duty as well as to CHP employees and their families in times of crisis, such as the death of a spouse or child, emergency medical expenses, or other unforeseen financial hardship. This program is not just for emergencies. We also provide for other special circumstances and requests are reviewed on an individual basis. These include, but are not limited to: 1. Medical treatment and related expenses not covered by insurance for an employee or family member with a catastrophic illness.
2. Specially equipped vans to transport those with special needs.
3. Retrofit homes with ramps and special equipment following an injury, causing disability.
4. Travel and incidental expenses related to long hospital stays.
5. Assistance with monthly expenses related to medical hardship.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1998

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

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

Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Low-income people, Students

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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

Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Low-income people, Students

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of first-entry undergraduate program students who identify themselves as 'visible minorities'or 'non-white'

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

Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Low-income people, Students

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM

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

Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Low-income people, Students

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students enrolled

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

Young adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Low-income people, Students

Related Program

Scholarship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who report that services/supports are available when needed, even in a crisis

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

Adults

Related Program

Benefit Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Reflects number of families served for emergency, housing, medical or funeral assistance during the year, plus on and off duty death benefits. $50K is paid for an officer killed in the line of duty.

Average number of service recipients per month

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

Adults

Related Program

Benefit Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

See above context notes

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Founded in 1982, by visionary civic leader Bob Weinberg, the CHP 11-99 Foundation is dedicated to the welfare of CHP employees and their families. The CHP radio code “11-99," used by dispatchers and officers' represents a distress call – “officer needs assistance." To show ultimate appreciation for their service and sacrifices, we provide much needed assistance to CHP employees and their families in the form of crisis benefits and scholarships. Since inception, the CHP 11-99 Foundation has provided over $31 million in program support to current, retired and killed in the line of duty CHP employees and their family members. In 1984, the CHP 11-99 Foundation received its first request for educational support from Theresa Pence, daughter of Officer James Pence who was killed in the line of duty in the Newhall Incident tragedy on April 6, 1970. That tragedy left four women widows and seven children without fathers; Theresa was one of those children. When she contacted the Foundation in 1984, it became clear that scholarship support for children of CHP personnel was desperately needed. From that first phone call to today, the CHP 11-99 Foundation has awarded over $19M in college scholarships. Over half (54%) of recipients are the very first in their families to receive a college degree. The short term goal of the CHP 11-99 Foundation is to increase our support and provide 50% tuition to every eligible child of CHP personnel and to meet that obligation regardless of the increase in requests. In recognition of their profound and permanent loss, the 11-99 Foundation currently provides full scholarships to those students whose parent is killed in the line of duty. Our long term goal is to provide fully funded tuitions for all applicants. Prior to 2008, spouses and graduate students were eligible to apply for scholarships. It remains a critical need for the CHP 11-99 Foundation to re-instate these two programs as well. Each and every officer who serves the state of California does so at great personal cost showing courage and bravery for the good of our state. Meanwhile, the families of these officers bear their own burden and exercise their own version of heroism. Our benefits goal is to ensure surviving families receive immediate and subsequent financial support following the death of an officer as well as providing financial support for CHP employees during times of unforeseen difficulties and crisis. Currently the 11-99 Foundation provides a $50,000 death benefit to the family of an officer killed in the line of duty. It is our long term goal to increase that amount to $100,000 in recognition of their profound loss. The 11-99 Foundation is committed to sustainability, with a clear vision and passion for our CHP families. The CHP continues to serve and protect the state of California and all who live here. Many have given their lives in doing so. These families deserve a level of support equal to their commitment to service.

The CHP 11-99 Foundation has implemented the following strategies for sustaining our programs and expanding our funding base.
1. Increase grant proposal submissions annually
2. Increase major gifts annually
3. Initiate Planned Giving options
4. Launch a $10M campaign to support the education and benefit initiatives.
5. Increase funds raised to $1M at the Annual Bob Weinberg Golf Tournament
6. Increase website traffic and subsequent donations

The 11-99 Foundation hired an well established, experienced non-profit executive in 2012 to take the organization to the next level as its CEO and implement the aforementioned strategies. This position had been vacant for over three years and with Mr. Harrington's hiring the organization has increased its fundraising capabilities and dollars, implemented the $10M campaign, brought the Scholarship coordinator position in-house, hired a Development Director of Northern California, and increased major gifts giving. Mr. Harrington has personally raised over $6M since March 2013. Internally the organization has been effective with a lean staff and with these changes is beginning to move the dial forward towards meeting the demands and goals it has set forth. The Director of Operations and Director of Finance have been with the organization since inception, over 30 years and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. The 11-99 Foundation Board of Directors also implemented a policy that 5% of the corpus would be used for funding scholarships which has greatly assisted in providing higher awards. The 11-99 budget sees its highest expense for program services. Only 16% is operating expenses with 6% for fundraising expenses. This type of fiscal management allows for dollars raised to go directly to the families we serve where it is needed the most. Additionally, because of how we are structured, benefits are paid to officers and their families within 72 hours of a request. When an officer is killed in the line of duty, his family receives the $50,000 line of duty death benefit within 24 hours. We have the ability to serve our CHP families quickly, efficiently, and effectively with no red tape or delay.

Externally the 11-99 Foundation works closely with the CHP Commissioner and Commanders to ensure services are being used effectively and are targeting the needs of the CHP families. We employ a Benefits Coordinator who is a retired CHP commander and works as our liaison with the CHP offices throughout the state. His background and tenure with the CHP make for a perfect match and helps to ensure the officers and their families are well taken care of during difficult times and most importantly during times of an officer death.

Additionally the 11-99 Foundation receives annual support from organizations such as United Way, California Association of Highway Patrol, CHP Credit Union and the statewide CHP squad clubs. Beginning in 2013 the 11-99 Foundation began writing grants for the first time and secured over $200,000 in that first year. One of those successes came in the form of a $1M grant from AAA paid over 10 years in support of the scholarship initiative.

Our $10M campaign, launched in March 2013, has reached over $6M in pledges and gifts to date. We expect to be close to $8M by the end of 2017. In addition, the organization has a grant goal of $275,000 for 2017. In 2016 we provided 994 scholarships totaling $1,838,750. We gave $405,229 in crisis benefits to 28 families of which 8 were for death benefits. We expect to provide roughly the same amount in benefits for 2017 while providing scholarships to more students but trying to maintain award amounts.

We anticipate meeting our fundraising goals for 2017 however this will only allow us to provide 50% tuition scholarships to general applicants. Our challenge continues to be funding all scholarships at 100%. Although, we were able to raise our awards last year to meet the 50% goal and 100% for those students who lost a parent in the line of duty. Additionally, we remain committed to reinstating the graduate and spousal scholarships and with continued efforts hope to be able to offer these soon. Our $10M campaign and continued fundraising efforts with major gifts and grants will help move us towards meeting that 100% tuition goal as well as being able to increase our death benefit award from $50,000 to $100,000. In 2013 we also established the 'Advanced Program' which is a more competitive scholarship program yielding larger award amounts. This was accomplished through the generosity of a major donor who has pledged to give annually to help ensure the sustainability of this new program.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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CHP 11-99 Foundation

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Richard Varner

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Term: 2019 - 2018

Richard McAuley

Aztec Group

Daniel Genter

RNC Genter

Bruce Meyer

Meyer Pacific

Larry Carter

Cisco

Gordon McCall

McCall Events

Sunne Wright McPeak

Consultant

John Schroeder

Kring & Chung, LLC

Stephen Harrington

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Richard Varner

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Gordon Graham

Mark Mitchell

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Paul Norris

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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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/9/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/09/2021

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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 disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
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.