ForBadges is an Internal Revenue Code Section 501© (3) tax exempt non-profit corporation that was formed in 1999 as Badge2Badge with the mission to provide funds to police officers of the Los Angeles police department and their families who have experienced traumatic situations and need urgent financial assistance. In 2020 the mission was expanded to include all first responders and their families, and therefore the name was broadened to ForBadges.
ForBadges has provided over $800,000 in financial assistance in achieving its mission since its inception. The corporation does not have administrative overhead expenses, so all donations (which the exception of tax filing fees) are used towards its mission.
Over the years the donations have provided medical care for critically ill children and spouses of police officers, paid funeral expenses for officer’s family members, provided funds to buy food, pay rent, purchase medical equipment and other urgently needed items. ForBadges has benefited from donations from individuals as well as corporations and charitable foundations.
ForBadges federal tax identification number is 95-4759981.
What ForBadges Does
ForBadges has assisted first responders and families who have been affected by traumatic situations by providing funds to help with funeral expenses when the family was unable to bury the loved one; provided necessary medical equipment for family members such as specialized wheel chairs, walkers and a mobility van. We have paid for needed medical care when not covered by insurance, assisted with buying food as well as assisting with housing and transportation costs during a financial crisis. We have also provided financial counseling to the families in order for them to redevelop financial stability after dealing with their traumas.