Benefits & Assistance for CHP

Providing For You And Your Family

Since the CHP 11-99 Foundation was formed in 1982, we have distributed nearly $40 million in financial assistance to CHP families. We work tirelessly to ensure that donations are used wisely and that the 11-99 Foundation operates efficiently. 

We offer two primary programs to assist CHP employees and eligible members of their families – the Emergency and Death Benefits Program and the Scholarship Program. To date, the 11-99 Foundation has awarded over $32 million in vocational and academic scholarship funding to dependents of CHP employees. Our scholarship application cycle opens each year on January 15th and closes on March 15th (was extended to April 30 this year due to COVID-19 delays). For eligibility requirements and more information on the scholarship program, click here.

Our Emergency and Death Benefits Program provides immediate financial assistance to CHP employees (uniformed and non-uniformed) and their families facing hardship due to prolonged illness, a medical emergency, natural disaster, or death. Most notably, when a CHP Officer is tragically killed in the line of duty, the 11-99 Foundation provides the family $50,000 within 48 hours, bearing no conditions or restrictions as to how that money is used. When a CHP Officer passes away off-duty, the 11-99 Foundation provides the family with $25,000 immediately. Emergency benefits are distributed when a family is facing financial hardship due to a gap in their insurance coverage, or lack of coverage given their circumstance. Examples of when emergency benefits are distributed include when the child of a CHP employee is diagnosed with terminal cancer and requires specialized treatment not covered by insurance, a CHP employee injured on or off-duty requiring an ADA accessible vehicle or retrofitting to his/her home, and families displaced by wildfires and living in temporary shelters. For more stories on past 11-99 recipients and funds distributed, please review our 2019 Annual Report.

Ways YOU Can Give Back

Current or active CHP employees are NOT eligible for membership to the 11-99 Foundation, only upon retirement. However, there are other ways that YOU, CHP employees, can give back to the 11-99 Foundation.

$11.99 Monthly Giving Program

We are excited to introduce the $11.99 Monthly Giving Program Promotional Levels!

You have the option to participate at the level of your choice, in increments of $11.99, and as our way of saying thank you, you’ll receive the applicable gift(s). These promotional items proudly show your support of our assistance programs, including, but not limited to, our emergency and death benefits, and scholarship funds to CHP families.

Our Promise Campaign – California State Employees Giving at Work

The CHP 11-99 Foundation has participated in United Way’s Our Promise Campaign for years. On average, we receive approximately $200,000 in total giving from state employees each year. As one of the largest philanthropic giving campaigns in California, Our Promise brings state employee donors, volunteers, and nonprofits together to care for communities and causes. The benefit of donating through Our Promise is that your tax-deductible donation will be automatically deducted from your paycheck each month until you make a change or choose to end your contribution. For step-by-step information on how to do this, click here. For any questions regarding the 11-99 Foundation’s participation in the Our Promise Campaign, please contact Director of Marketing & Communications, Laura Reed.

Key Connector Resources for Our Promise Campaign:

2020 Our Promise Campaign 11-99 Foundation Flyer