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

President's Message

Congratulations to the recipients of the BALEAF Barry Rosekind Memorial Scholarships, the Scott Lunger Memorial Scholarship, and the Michael Johnson Memorial Scholarship.  A fantastic evening was enjoyed by all at a reception hosted by the San Francisco Police Officers Association.  Each recipient read their essays that shared their own personal stories of being the child of a loved one who works in law enforcement.  Each essay was fantastic and very heartfelt.  There were many family and friends there to support the winners, and it was my honor, as President, to congratulate each and every recipient and their family members.


On behalf of myself and the BALEAF Board of Directors, we would like to thank Marty Halloran and Val Kirwan of the San Francisco Police Officers Association for their ongoing support of BALEAF.  The POA generously hosted a delicious reception for this event.  We would also like to thank the San Francisco Police Credit Union for their generous donations to the scholarship program and their continued support, as well.  It was a wonderful and special evening enjoyed by all in attendance.


Again, I would like to congratulate the many young men and women who are the receipients of these scholarships; they should be very proud of a job well done.  We wish you well on your path to further your education and goals.  Also, thank you to everyone who continually supports our organization.  Without your donations, these scholarships would not be possible.


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.



Kelly Blackwell-Garcia


Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund

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The Board of Directors of BALEAF Congratulates the 2016 Scholarship Winners!



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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


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