Charities We Support

Every year the Santa Maria Police Officers' Association donates money and time to benefit numerous charities, groups and organizations in the Santa Maria area.
To help us better serve you and our community we share, please feel free to join our mission by participating in any of our events or donating toward our cause.

(Visit these organizations by clicking on their title or logo)

Police Activities League (P.A.L) PAL logo

"P.A.L. is a City-wide recreational program for youth and teens which provides free educational, cultural, and athletic activities for boys and girls in the Santa Maria Valley."

Santa Barbara County Food Bank FoodBank logo100

"The mission of the Foodbank is to provide nourishment to those in need by acquiring and distributing safe nutritious foods via local agencies and providing education to solve hunger and nutrition problems in Santa Barbara County."

American Cancer Society acs logo200

"More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year. Whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, understanding what to expect can help you cope."

Angel's Foster Care Orcutt Lions Component header

"Placing infants and toddlers in loving homes throughout Santa Barbara County."

Special Olympics logo s.oly200

"Special Olympics helps individuals with intellectual disabilities overcome barriers through sports. Every day we empower our athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life."

nleomf2National Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)

"The mission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is to generate increased public support for the law enforcement profession by permanently recording and appropriately commemorating the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers; and to provide information that will help promote law enforcement safety." - NLEOMF

cpomfCalifornia Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation (CPOMF)

"The California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to recognize and honor California's peace officers who gave their lives "In The Line of Duty" serving the citizens of this great state, and provide support to the family members left behind." - CPOMF

OGH9-99 Foundation

"The National 9-99 Police and Sheriff Foundation raises funds for injured or fallen officers and their families, invests in K9 safety and training, and provides counseling and mental health resources to all officers in need."


Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) ODMP2

"When a police officer is killed, it's not an agency that loses an officer, it's an entire nation." - Chris Cosgriff, ODMP Founder


The Santa Maria POA is also involved with these organizations and numerous other local soccer, basketball, and track teams.

Santa Maria High School Baseball

Righetti High School Wrestling

Santa Maria Swim Club

Orcutt Academy High School Robotics