Helping our members with needs that are beyond their control,
while also engaging the youth of South Florida through education, mentoring and athletics.
For years the Broward County PBA felt constricted when it came to helping members with issues that were beyond the scope of the dues structure. In 1998, the Board of Directors took the lead from other PBA charters and chapters and formed a charitable giving organization to help members who suffered a catastrophic incident. It is called The HOPE Fund: Helping Our Police Everywhere.
As of 2001 we began providing financial support to our members in need. Over the years our giving has expanded through the assistance of various outside charities and funds coming into the Broward County PBA.
In 2003, the Board of Directors voted to offer scholarships to the children of our members through The HOPE Fund. The scholarship program is for students of members in good standing who are high school seniors and are planning to attend college in the fall, as well as students currently enrolled in a two- or four-year institution. Candidates go through an application process and submit essays to compete for available scholarships. As many as 25 seniors each year receive awards from The HOPE Fund.
In 2019, The HOPE Fund again expanded its giving reach by developing a mentoring program with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Broward County called “Bigs In Blue” and has also dedicated resources to supporting the Police Athletic Leagues in Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and Miramar.
The HOPE Fund is registered with the State of Florida and the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt charitable organization in compliance with the code of 501(c)(3).
To make a donation to The HOPE Fund please mail your check payable to BCPBA HOPE Fund to Broward County PBA, BCPBA HOPE Fund, 2650 West State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.