Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance

Welcome to BAlEAF

 BALEAF is a nonprofit charity with a single mission - to assist Bay Area law enforcement officers and their families who have experienced a member killed in the line of duty, suffered a serious injury or illness, or similar catastrophic event.  We are  a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity. 100% of your donation is awarded directly to the officers and their families.  100% of the administrative expenses are covered personally by the Board. Guaranteed!  Donate to BALEAF today!

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  • 9 Jan 2021 6:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As of December 31, 2020, BALEAF has given out $1,955,270.  We are overjoyed at your generous donations to our charity which allow us to continue our work with Bay Area police officers and their families in their times of  catastrophe.

    Use this link to view the agencies represented by the officers and families. Please continue your support. Any donation is appreciated no matter how small.

    View this webpage to donate.

  • 3 Dec 2020 4:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please help us by donating to BALEAF today. Use the link at the top of the webpage, or this direct link  We are proud to say we have awarded over $1.9M to Bay Area Law Enforcement families since our founding in 1999.  Our slogan is "We hope you never need us, but we are here if you do."  2021 is fast approaching. PLEASE help us continue our critical work for Bay Area Law Enforcement sworn and non-sworn.

  • 27 Nov 2020 2:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    BALEAF appreciates all who donate during Giving Tuesday or anytime throughout the year.


  • 29 Oct 2020 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The newly refreshed website is now live. Updates will be made when/as needed. Contact a board member if you have a suggestion; contact the webmaster if you see something which needs corrected.

  • 23 Oct 2020 7:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BALEAF President Fabian Brown announced that Carol A. Paterick has been awarded a contract to develop and manage a website for BALEAF.  Carol brings years of experience in the internet and designing and maintaining law enforcement websites, as well as being retired federal law enforcement herself.  We look forward to working with her this next year.  Her contact is

  • 20 Oct 2020 2:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This is the listing of  the 62 agencies with officers and officer families that were awarded over $1.9M in assistance from BALEAF.

    Alameda County Sheriff's Office

    Antioch Police Department

    Atherton Police Department

    B.A.R.T. Police Department

    Belmont Police Department

    Burbank Police Department

    Butte County Sheriff's Office

    Cathedral City Police Department

    California Highway Patrol

    Contra Costa Probation Department

    Contra Costa Sheriff's Office

    Daly City Police Department

    Danville Police Department

    Davis Police Department

    East Palo Alto Police Department

    El Dorado County Sheriff's Office

    Fremont Police Department

    Galt Police Department

    Hayward Police Department

    Lakeport Police Department

    Marin County Probation

    Marin County Sheriff's Office

    Martinez Police Department

    Merced Police Department

    Millbrae Police Department

    Modesto Police Department

    Monterey Police Department

    Napa Valley County Probation

    Novato Police Department

    Oakland Police Department

    Pittsburg Police Department

    Placer County Sheriff's Office

    Red Bluff Police Department

    Redwood City Police Department

    Richmond Police Department

    Sacramento Police Department

    Sacramento County Sheriff's Office

    San Francisco D.A.'s Office

    San Francisco Police Department

    San Francisco Sheriff's Office

    San Jose Police Department

    San Leandro Police Department

    San Lorenzo Police Department

    San Mateo County Sheriff's Office

    San Mateo Police Department

    San Rafael Police Department

    Santa Cruz Police Department

    Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office

    Santa Rosa Police Department

    Solano County Sheriff's Office

    Sonoma County Probation

    Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

    Stockton Police Department

    Tiburon Police Department

    Tulare County Sheriff's Office

    U.C. Berkeley Police Department

    Ukiah Police Department

    Vacaville Police Department

    Vallejo Police Department

    Walnut Creek Police Department

    Yuba City Police Department

    Yolo County Sheriff's Office

  • 16 Oct 2020 11:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BALEAF has helped so many over the years.  You can help by contributing through the San Francisco City & County employer charity campaign through the Local Independent Charities (LIC) Federation. 
    Choose BALEAF!

  • 15 Oct 2020 12:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    This year's BALEAF Scholarship Program has concluded, and we have our winners!   We received 49 applications this year, with 43 of them completed and returned.  The applicants this year came from 19 different law enforcement agencies throughout the Bay Area, and included 27 female applicants and 16 male applicants.

    Our winners, along with the agencies that their relatives work for, and the colleges they plan to attend, are:

    Nicholas Fay - Marin County Sheriff's Office, attending Beloit College

    Isabella Engler - San Francisco Police Department, attending U.C. Davis

    Jenna Nguyen, San Jose Police Department, attending California Baptist University

    Owen Walsh, San Francisco Police Department, attending Chapman University

    Mitchell Chang, Antioch Police Department, attending the University of Arizona

    Haley Kasid, Concord Police Department, attending Solano Community College

    Congratulations to one and all, and much luck as you continue your education!

  • 15 Oct 2020 12:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Greetings one and all!  I wanted to let everyone know that through all of the craziness that has been going on locally, in the country, and in the world these past several months, that BALEAF has been here for both sworn and civilian employees of law enforcement agencies throughout the Bay Area.  We have been able to assist eighteen families, so far, this year, giving out $33,000 in assistance!

    For those of you who may not be aware of the history of BALEAF, the organization was established in 1999 as a means to assist law enforcement personnel and their families in their time of need.  It was initially formed to assist the widows of San Francisco Police officers who had passed away from both natural causes and line of duty deaths.  Former SFPD Lieutenant, Lynette Hogue, along with former SFPD Chaplain Mike Ryan, current SFPD Chaplain Sister Lillian Repak, and Diane Wolffe, one of the SFPD's Psych Pros, put together a Grief Support Group, and reached out to as many survivors that they knew about and had contact information for, and invited them to come to a meeting.  Many came, and at one point, there were approximately 20 people attending the monthly meetings at any given time.  For many of these survivors, it had been the first time that anyone from the Department had reached out to them since their loved ones had died!

    During those meetings, they heard story after story about how financially impacted they were upon the death of their family members.  There were delays in their final payout from the Department, as well as from insurance policies they had, and they had bills to pay.  It put an additional strain on them that they shouldn't have had to deal with during their time of grief.  Lynette and Mike, along with former Directors of the SFPD Behavioral Science Unit, Al Benner and Forrest Fulton, began discussing the possibilty of forming a non-profit organiztion to help these family members financially, not just for the SFPD, but for all Bay Area law enforcement agencies.  Mike drew up by-laws and the application for non-profit status, and they were submitted, and accepted, and BALEAF was born!

    BALEAF is proud to say that 100% of your donations made to the organization go directly towards assisting, both sworn and civilian members of Bay Area law enforcement agencies!  Annual donations made by BALEAF's Board of Directors, pay for all administrative costs incurred by the organization throughout the year, along with some donations that are made specifically for that purpose.

    Unfortunately, due to the corononavirus pandemic, BALEAF has had to cancel all of our upcoming fundraising events, including Law Enforcement Night with the Giants, the Sharks, a potential event with the Warriors, and even the annual San Francisco Police Memorial event.  We're hoping to be able to do these events again next year; however, with the pandemic, everything is currently in a holding pattern.

    Now, more than ever, I'd like to encourage everyone to consider choosing BALEAF as your recipient for your donations to the upcoming City & County of San Francisco's Combined Charities Campaign, if you're an SFPD member, or to any other Combined Charities Campaign going on for your agencies other than the San Francisco Campaign.  Your donations will ensure that BALEAF will be able to continue to help officers, civilian members, and their families during times of death, sustaining a serious injury, or suffering a catastrophic event.

    One of the benefits about donating through a Combined Charities Campaign is that it enables people to give money every month without having to worry about remembering to do so!  A one-time donation is also an option.  All donations made to BALEAF are tax deductible.

    Finally, many individual members, union, and Departments will set up GoFundMe pages to assist an officer or family member when they're experiencing a hardship.  Please remember that BALEAF is also available to set up a special fundraising drive for those members in need.  Using BALEAF for that purpose, rather than setting up a GoFundMe account, will elminate any fees associated with those accounts, will ensure that 100% of your donation will go directly to that person or family in need, and gives the donor a tax write-off, to boot!

    Please stay safe, and don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or need assistance.  Our email is, and any donations not associated with a Combined Charities Campaign can be sent to BALEAF at P.O. Box 31764, San Francisco, CA 94131.  We hope that you never need us, but we're here if you ever do.

  • 4 Sep 2020 12:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Fabian Brown, President

Contact Us
T: 415-837-0875
F: 415-392-6273

Address: BALEAF              
Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund
P.O. Box 31764
San Francisco, CA 94131-0764

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