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CHP 11-99 Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Voluntary Employees Beneficiary Associations (Government)

Mission: Devoted to the welfare of California Highway Patrol employees and their families.

Results: Provided $1.8M in scholarship awards for 2016 and $325,388 in benefits. Expect to provide $1.9M in scholarships and $440,000 in benefits for 2017.

Target demographics: All CHP personnel and their families. Adults and children ranging in age from birth to 65.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 900 - 1000 scholarships and 20 - 30 families with emergency and death benefits

Geographic areas served: State of California

Programs: Scholarships and Emergency Benefits

Community Stories

65 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

For the past 36 years, the CHP 11-99 Foundation has helped provide emergency benefits to the families of officers killed in the line of duty as well as officers injured while helping to protect the citizens of California.

Along with these vital services, the CHP 11-99 Foundation also provides education scholarships to dependents of all CHP employees, uniformed and non-uniformed.
The CHP 11-99 Foundation is our personal favorite 501(c) 3 Status Non-Profit Organization to donate to because since 1982 they have provided over $34 million in death benefits and scholarships to CHP families in need.

My husband is a Retired Lt. Commander of 31 years in the California Highway Patrol, it was all my husband ever aspired to be but as the years passed--the job changed, it became more dangerous and for families who lose a major bread earner, it can be even more devastating. We have met countless beneficiaries over the years whose lives were positively impacted by the 11-99's endeavors.

They're the most pro-active nonprofit we've ever witnessed in action!



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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 1993 my radiator blew on a dark stretch of freeway in Los Angeles, it was a traumatic situation and out of nowhere a CHP motorcyclist showed up! My car died, going uphill, in the on ramp with a truck barreling down on me and smoke billowing out from under my hood-I couldn’t open my door on the left…and I couldn’t jump out on the right. This man’s actions were heroic and I’m a 100% sure I’m here today because he was there at that exact moment!

In 2001 I met a Lieutenant for the CHP and we married in 2003. We’ve been to a lot of holiday parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, graduations and then some, but it’s the funeral’s you never forget. You can’t go to a funeral and not want to help.

Through my husband’s encouragement and support of the CHP 11-99 I got to meet Rebecca Centner and we’ve been volunteering and donating ever since. There is a history, a culture and a love of family binding the ties within the framework of this nonprofit, unlike any I’ve ever experienced. What a visionary Bob Weinberg was!

The children who lose a parent within a CHP family lose so much and they need a light. The CHP 11-99 Foundation is truly that light! They have honored the giving spirit and dedication of the CHP officers who have served and they set an example for how to pay it forward. The scholarships they provide foster careers in a vast range of fields. The ripple effect of education is priceless as well as the confidences shaped by the opportunity to achieve higher aspirations.

No matter what the need is, the CHP 11-99 Foundation’s devotion to be there when it really counts is remarkable and I can’t think of a nonprofit that does more to make a difference in the lives of the people who make our state highways and communities a safer place than a nonprofit that serves the families of the California Highway Patrol.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so proud to be a volunteer of the CHP 11-99 Foundation. This is my second year volunteering at one of the many golf tournaments raising funds to support Law Enforcement and their families. The events were well run with professional and friendly people. Their dedication and commitment was astounding! It was such a pleasure interacting and meeting with many of the sponsorors and guests. Truly a warm, generous and gracious group!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The CHP 11-99 foundation provided me with two separate scholarships while pursuing my Associate Degree of Nursing and later my Bachelors degree. My experiences in applying for these scholarships were both simple and straightforward and the money they provided allowed me to pursue the education needed for my current career. The Foundation is nothing short of an excellent organization and works incredibly well in serving the family members of CHP officers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that does great work to assist CHP officers and their families. I have been a volunteer at their events for the past few years and am very impressed with how organized and well-run these events are. The staff is dedicated and truly seems to love what they do. If you are looking for an efficient non profit, look no further.

Joe S.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son Bennet was born in 2012 with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Bennet has had 3 open heart surgeries to change the plumbing of his heart to function on a single ventricle. Bennet has been in therapy his whole life as well. He is now in kindergarten and thriving. The 1199 foundation has been there by our side through this all, supporting us financially, wether it be for medical bills or during the long hospital stays.

Christie S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The CHP-1199 foundation has been there for us in some of our darkest times. In 2012 our son was born with a severe heart defect requiring a series of surgeries and other treatments. As the difficult road continued before us, They supported us emotionally and financially when we were desperate and broken. We are forever thankful for them!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization with a mission that spans all of CA. The management team is skilled and very efficient, they have a wonderful and active board, and the membership base is a wonderful mix of people that make up the CA demographic. The organizations financials are strong and continue to build off of prudent management by the board and management team.

My father is a life member of the organization and you can tell that anyone involved has a passion for helping out the families of CHP officers throughout the state.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The 11-99 Foundation made my dream of attending Yale University a reality. Because of their generous support of my education, I was able to obtain my BA and leave Yale debt free! They continued to support my educational pursuits through two Masters degrees. I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without their incredibly generous funding. I also appreciated the way the staff made an effort to get to know me and my specific dreams and aspirations. I actually kept in touch with one of the staff people for several years after starting school. I think it’s great that they not only offer scholarships to students, but host ceremonies to honor the students receiving those scholarships, and in turn, the officers in the lives of those students. I hope they are able to continue their work indefinitely!! Thank you, 11-99 Foundation, for helping me achieve my goals!

Logan C.1

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been a member of the CHP 11-99 Fiundation for a little over a year now. Right from the start we felt like family. It’s been amazing to see where our donations go and how they help fallen officers and their families. They have a beautiful outlook on what they want to accomplish and I’m always impressed at their creativity in regards to fundraisers and their commitment to the cause. I’m honored to be apart of such a great organization. Logan and Katie Cromwell

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on several 11-99 event planning committees and have witnessed first hand the work of the 11-99 foundation. Their dedication and support of families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty is unprecedented. The scholarships given by the foundation in support of young adults aspirations towards higher education is outstanding. As a member of the California Highway Patrol I can't put into words how much the 11-99 foundation means to me and my department.

Stephanie R.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

The CHP 11-99 foundation helped me pay for books and gas every semester and it was this buffer that really took the stress off my heavy class load semesters when I had to work less hours at my job. Plus the recognition you get it’s really fun!

Donor

Rating: 5

The CHP 11-99 Foundation is an outstanding organization of volunteers who continually provide generous monetary assistance to CHP employees,whether uninformed or non-uniformed, in time of need. In addition, each year they award thousands of dollars in scholarships to CHP employee family members. I have witnessed first hand their generosity over the years and I am honored to donate to this organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the Foundation for several years. During that time I have witnessed the outstanding generosity of the board and it's members in providing much needed assistance to California Highway Patrol employees and their families in a time of tragedy or distress.
In addition, the Foundation's scholarship program for family members of CHP employees has provided the opportunity to many for a quality education. This is a truly "giving" organization

Donor

Rating: 5

The 11-99 foundation has been helping highway patrol officers and their families for decades. It's a wonderful organization and I'm happy to be a donor and a volunteer.

Yvette Countess A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was asked to volunteer for the CHP 1199 golf tournament apx 29 years ago. It has been such an amazing experience. Over the years I have brought others to volunteer from my own family and my employer Boeing. It is such a great organization, to hear the recipients tell you their experiences first hand is life changing. It's even a greater honor to see the same golfers year after year tell you this is their favorite tournament and charity event. Thank you for this opportunity. Yvette Adriano

Jeanette C.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Years ago I was asked if I would be available to help with the CHP 11-99 golf tournament. At first I was like what is that? After the first one I worked I have never missed one tournament, the people are all so committed to helping the fallen officers and their families. I have heard numerous young adults, and family members talk about how this organization has helped them in their time of need. This is an amazing organization and I'm proud to have the opportunity to be a part of it. Thank you, Jeanette Countess

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for the 11-99 foundation at a number of their fundraising events over the past 30 years. I was a Real Estate Agent seven years ago and one of my clients, a single mother with two teenagers, is a CHP Dispatcher/ Supervisor. I told her of my involvement with the Foundation and she shared stories how the Foundation had helped co-workers. The following years this client/CHP employee has volunteered at fundraising events. When her daughter, then her son entered college 11-99 foundation began helping with their tuition. 11-99 foundation has made it possible for both her children to continue their studies toward graduation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The 11-99 Foundation has helped the granddaughter we raised to get through two years of college without debt. We are ever so grateful that this non profit works so tirelessly to support our law enforcement family in so many ways.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The 11-99 Foundation is an outstanding origination that helps those who help us. They not only help those in their time of great need, but they also provide college tuitions to countless children of the men and women who protect us each and every day and in some cases, lay down their life doing so. I could tell story after story of The Foundation helping those who need it, but trust its is the finest origination around.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for many years with this organization and can see how much they truly help the CHP and their families in time of need. Not only that, but also providing scholarships to CHP children to aid their college tuition is terrific. What a truly marvelous organization.

1 Joan S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found the CHP 11-99 Foundation to be a wonderful cause that has helped many people. Thank you so much for helping the CHP families in crisis