Foundation

The Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County is a 501C3 not-for profit organization established in 1999.

In 1999 the Broward Sheriff’s Office identified areas of need outside of the scope of Law Enforcement and it was then that the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County (SFBC) a not-for-profit organization was formed to address those concerns.

The Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County has been instrumental in the lives of the Fallen Officer’s and Fire Fighters as a result of donations and support made to the Foundation.

The mission of the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County (SFBC) is to provide moral and financial support to families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty and to fund programs of the Sheriff’s Department, seek to maintain the public safety and improve the quality of life for all citizens in Broward County, either directly or by contributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations issued pursuant thereto, as they now exist or as they may hereafter be amended.

Download SFBC501C3 Tax exempt 2015

Download SFBC W9 2012

Donations to the Sheriff’s Foundation provide support in the following areas:

  • Foundation Fund: Donations made to the Sheriff’s Foundation Fund go towards supporting community programs in Broward County which maintain the public safety and improve the quality of life for all citizens in Broward County, either directly or by contributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 (c)(3). Donations to this fund are tax deductible and support the Foundations annual audit.
  • Fallen Heroes Fund: This fund provides humanitarian assistance to the families and loved ones at the time of death of a deputy or fire-rescue officer, and to help the families with memorial arrangements if necessary. This is designed as quick response mechanism in the event of such a tragedy.
  • Disaster Relief Fund: This fund provides aid to the public safety offices in counties that have suffered national disasters and aiding BSO employees who are the victims of local disasters.  Disbursements are made in accordance with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations regarding disaster assistance.  Grants to agencies and individuals are determined by a committee consisting of the Director of the Foundation (BSO Liaison), the Chair of the Foundation, the Chaplain of BSO, a representative of the BSO Human Resources Department, and a representative of the Sheriff.  The fund was established in the fall of 2005.
  • At-Risk Scholarship Fund: This fund provides college scholarships to students with high financial need, as chosen by the SFBC directly or in conjunction with another community agency.  Funds are paid directly to the institution at which the student enrolls.
  • Memorials: The fund was established by private donations following the death of Deputy Todd Fatta. No purpose or specific use of these funds has been established.  At the request of the Chaplain, these funds remain set aside for future designation of purpose.
  • Berian Education Fund: Primary purpose is to provide non-tuition educational assistance to the children of BSO deputes and fire rescue personnel who die in the line of duty.  Secondary use is to provide humanitarian assistance to the families and loved ones at the time of death of a deputy or fire-rescue officer.
  • Anti-Bullying Prevention/Education: Donations made to this fund go towards supporting educational and prevention anti-bullying program to address some of the unwanted behaviors students in Middle and High Schools are currently facing with regards to being singled out & bullied. The monies are to be used for education dissemination & prevention anti bullying programs support. These funds can be used in conjunction with other existing programs and/or models currently used in the Broward County Public Schools.
  • The Deputy Ryan Seguin Memorial Scholarship Fund: The purpose of this fund is to help pay for “college education costs for children of Fallen Deputies and Fire-Rescue personnel.” This fund was established in accordance with the wishes of Tina Lambert and Phil Seguin after the death of their son, Ryan.

Help support the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County.  

Make your donation check out to the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County today. Mail out your check to 2601 W Broward Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 Attn: Nelson Velez suite 4001

Thank you in advance for your donation.  For more information call 954 530-3143 or 954 321-4643

No gift is too small when you give with your heart.

In addition, the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County Inc has supported the following agencies with small donations:
1. A Child Is Missing Alert & Recovery Center $2,500
2. Anti Defamation League $1,000
3. Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers $500
4. Hispanic Unity $700
5. Operation Medicine Cabinet $2,500
6. ASPIRA (Leadership Award Ceremony Sponsorship) $600
7. Handy, Inc $550
8. 211 Broward $600