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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

77 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

katroser

Client Served

Rating: 5

CHP 11-99 Foundation is responsible for, we as grandparents raising a granddaughter ,to watch her graduate in Dec with her BSN debt free!!! She will go on to contribute to society in a big way due to the help and confidence they have shown in her!!!!

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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.

Adrianne B.

Donor

Rating: 5

In 2018 my 12 year old daughter donated a little over $1500 to the 11-99 Foundation. She is a 4-H member and every year raises two Market Hogs to be sold. She keeps the majority of the profits, if any, in a college savings account and the rest rolls over to expense the next project. With the tragedy of losing several officers in just a few months she decided to use her money from the previous project to completely fund the next and then donated her entire sale check to the 11-99. She believed that even if the amount wasn’t enough to pay for a funeral, or a year of college for a fallen officers child...it would however take a small burden off a wife and mother during a time of sadness. It might help pay their mortgage, put food on their table, maybe buy Christmas Presents for other children like her. We drove 5 hours to hand deliver the money to the 11-99 Foundation. I have never, ever, met people with such passion, desire and out right dedication to their mission then those on the staff of the 11-99. They were beyond thankful and even though it wasn’t a five or ten thousand dollar donation, her$1,500 meant just the same to them. They praised her and told her how thankful they were for her kind heart and donation. They went as far as to call me later that evening to make sure we made it home okay.
I left there feeling like we mattered. We were appreciated. I have never given a donation that was accepted with whole hearts like this one. My daughter will forever remember this moment and therefore will forever be a donor to CHP 11-99 Foundation. They truly are one of a kind.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CHP11-99 has had a profound impact on our lives. We have had a few family friend receive support during a difficult time and the 11-99 foundation was there right from the beginning.

Personally, the 11-99 foundation has supported our daughter as she works her way through college. She has received 2 scholarships and the 11-99 foundation has been thoughtful for both recipients and donors. College scholarship recipients are encouraged to write thank you notes to donors that sponsor them giving each donor and recipient a personal connection to the foundation.
Thank you CHP 11-99 Foundation for your support of CHP families.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My friend, Officer Mark Taylor, was killed in the line of duty on Thanksgiving day. His wife and young daughter were left stranded. If it had not been for the CHP 11-99 Foundation, I don't know what they would have done. Thank you. 11629

1 Rita M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Although we never needed help, a friend did. 11-99 stepped up for him BIG TIME after his on the job injury by providing him a wheelchair accessible van until he recovered. Awesome organization!

1 Colleen G.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband died in the line of duty 17 years ago. This foundation was a godsend, as I was left as the single parent of a two year old. They were there during the most difficult time of my life. The organization is still there for my daughter who is now in college. She applied for and received an extremely generous scholarship to help her pay for college. She will live the rest of her life with a hole in her heart, where her father used to be, but she will always remember the support and generosity of the 11-99 foundation.
-CG

1 Laurel W.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

11-99 Foundation awarded several scholarships each to my two kids while they attended college. Their support was invaluable in getting the kids through. They put the money where its needed and are always there for the families of officers in need.

1 Carol58

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing non profit supporting so many lives after their families have been hit with tragedy.

Snipe6969

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The CHP 11-99 Foundation truly helps families in a time of need. When a family goes through the most difficult time during an officer’s career the CHP 11-99 Foundation takes immediate action to help the family. Proud to know that the foundation works tirelessly for our officers who protect us.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great foundation. Always helping when our community is in need.

Lauri L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

CHP 11-99 does so much for CHP employees and their families. Our daughter and I were both blessed o receive scholarship money to help put us both through college.

Marlene Amera A.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I attended the Bob Weinberg Golf Tournament in 9/19 and I was so impressed with the organizers, guests and the participants! All showed a level of dedication that was mouth dropping! The organizer and their staff anticipated every need the participants might have in advance, the dinner was delicious, the entertainment with Rita Rudner was hilarious and the auctioneer Shawn Parr was engaging and caught all of us up in the auction, raising thousands of dollars! It was a really special day!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The 11-99 Foundation is my favorite charity. They do a great job and it is SO needed for CHP families. Thank you

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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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

1 Gregory R. M.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a member since the day I retired from the CHP. The people running it, Judith Levine and Bruce Meyer, to name just two, are of the highest caliber. Gordon Graham, a CHP classmate of mine, was selected as the single person to help law enforcement nationally more than anyone else, two years ago. I think it was IPSLEA, which presented the award. Gordon, a brilliant and kind man, was just voted onto the 11-99 Foundation Board of Directors this year. I regard him as the single most important person in the history of the CHP. The 11-99 Foundation always places the families of CHP Officers who have been killed or critically injured first. They also provide scholarships to a plethora of deserving CHP family members. If someone tries to use the 11-99 Foundation to get out of a traffic ticket, he will be summarily dismissed from the organization. Indeed, it is a terrific charitable organization. I am Greg Mullendore, retired CHP 8454

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2005 my wife volunteered for the 11-99 Foundation golf tournament at Los Coyotes Country Club. It was her experience there that prompted me to become a volunteer as well. I was an active CHP officer at the time and it was my involvement with the 11-99 Foundation that has led me to volunteer every year since. in July 2016 I suffered three Strokes in one week. I had seen all the wonderful things the foundation does but it wasn't until my Strokes that I realized what a close family we all are. Although there weren't any specific services for retired officers they were right there to offer help and support. thank you Manny Padilla, Rebecca Centner Brianna Esquivel and Foundation staff in Fountain Valley. I hope to be back on the course volunteering in 2018.

1 Suzanna G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As the spouse of a 27 year CHP veteran, it is reassuring to know that the CHP 11-99 Foundation exists to support officers and their families. Whether in times of crisis, such as supporting the family of a fallen officer, or through the on-going support of programs like the 11-99 Scholarship program, the CHP 11-99 Foundation works diligently to support those who have dedicated their lives to serving others as law enforcement officers.
The Foundation provides a vital role, one that is not provided by the CHP department itself. Without the foundation, many families would struggle financially during times of death, illness etc. Thank you CHP 11-99 Foundation for the work you do!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful cause, dedicated staff