DPSOA is a not-for-profit organization that is funded primarily through member dues and revenue generated by our annual conference. In 2010 the organization launched the DPS Troopers Foundation (DPSTF) to further support DPS commissioned officers, communication personnel, and forensic scientists by providing financial assistance in times of emergency need, survivor benefits at death, education and training programs, and scholarships for qualifying family members. The DPSTF also supports at-risk youth programs in the community. DPSTF depends on public donations in order to serve its mission.
Neither DPSOA nor DPSTF conduct residential telemarketing and both are committed to being transparent and in full compliance with the law in all of their fundraising efforts.
No, donations made directly to the DPSOA are not tax-deductible. While DPSOA is exempt from paying federal income taxes under section 501 c 5 of the Internal Revenue Code, it does not meet the standards set forth in section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code which would qualify donations for tax exemption. However, donations made directly to the DPS Troopers Foundation (DPSTF) are tax-deductible.
You may make a direct donation to the DPSOA, join the association as an associate member, sponsor or participate in a fundraising community event or support the DPS Troopers Foundation (DPSTF).