Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund
Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund

What is BALEAF?

 

BALEAF, founded in 1999, provides support to law enforcement families who have experienced a member killed in the line of duty, loss of life, serious injury or illness.

 

BALEAF can provide immediate funding for a range of needs in these difficult circumstances.

 

BALEAF supports all employees of law enforcement agencies within the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding counties.

 

The BALEAF Board of Directors includes active and retired officers, as well as survivors of members we have lost.

 

Since 1999, BALEAF has assisted 41 agencies and contributed to both the Twin Towers Fund and the Katrina Disaster Relief Fund. As of 2014, BALEAF has contributed over $650,000 to law enforcement families in need, thanks to the generosity of those who have donated to the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund.

BALEAF provides:

 

  • Short term financial assistance
  • Referrals for psychological services, grief support, and spiritual support
  • Educational scholarships

AS OF MAY 1, 2017, BALEAF HAS PROVIDED FUNDING TO 49 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, AS WELL AS TO THE TWIN TOWERS FUND AND THE KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF FUND.  DUE TO THE GENEROSITY OF OUR OUTSTANDING SUPPORTERS, BALEAF HAS, THUS FAR, AWARDED $770,140.00 FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILIES!

President's Message

Greetings!

The BALEAF Board of Directors would like to introduce and welcome our new Executive Director SFPD Sergeant Stephanie Long. Stephanie is a long time member of the Department entering the academy in 1996 in the 184th recruit class . She serves as an Academy Instructor, a member of H/CNT since 2010, and has been an EVOC Instructor since 2008. She has been assigned to the BSU since 2012 and we are honored to have her as part of our team.

Thank you to all who attended our FIRST RESPONDERS NIGHT with the San Jose Sharks. It was a fantastic night where five of our local Bay Area Heroes were honored and recognized for their commitment and courage in serving and protecting our cities and communities. To all of those who supported Baleaf by purchasing tickets, we appreciate your on-going support of our organization.

A friendly reminder that our LAW ENFORCEMENT NIGHT WITH THE SF GIANTS will be held on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Please come out to honor our fallen heroes and to support BALEAF!! Proceeds from tickets sales will benefit not only the Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund but the California Police Officers Memorial as well. 


As always we appreciate your donations and support. It is Our mission to assist law enforcement members and their families who have experienced a line of duty death, catastrophic event, injury or illness.


Hope to see you at the game!

Sincerely,

Kelly Blackwell- Garcia
President of BALEAF
Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund
 

Combined Charities

BALEAF is proud to announce that the San Francisco Police Department participated in a City-wide combined charities campaign, with over 50 other City agencies. SFPD was the top contributor, and BALEAF was the number one charity that SFPD members had selected.  As President of BALEAF I am so very proud.  On behalf of the BALEAF Board of Directors, we thank you!

 

The BALEAF Board of Directors wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.  Because of the generosity of the members of the San Francisco Police Department, BALEAF will be able to provide financial assistance to many more of our law enforcement families who need the support.

 

Sincerely,

Kelly Blackwell-Garcia

President

Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The BALEAF Scholarship Awards Committee will be accepting applications for the 2017 Scholarships beginning May 12, 2017.  Go to the Scholarship Program page for information and the application process.

 

LATEST NEWS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

The 2017 Law Enforcement Night tickets are now on sale! Don't miss the San Francisco Giants take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park

Click on "EVENTS" to go to the EVENTS page for more information on how to get tickets to this event.

Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (BALEAF)
P.O. Box 31764
San Francisco, CA 94131-0764
Phone No.: 415-837-0875
Fax No.: 415-392-6273

Email: baleaf1025@gmail.com

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