FAQ-Answers to Common Questions

Q: How will my contribution be used?

A: Your contribution can be either "unrestricted" or "restricted." An "unrestricted donation" is one that may be used to support any current priorities of the Trooper Foundation. Unrestricted gifts may be allocated to one or more programs, according to need. Unrestricted gifts are also used to pay the administrative and fund raising expenses of the Foundation.

A "restricted donation" means that you, the donor, specify exactly to which program, project or service of the Foundation you want your gift directed, whether it is the SPSP, McBear Program, Special Projects, etc. There is no administrative fee for any restricted donation.

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Q: Does the Trooper Foundation solicit by telephone?

A: No! The Trooper Foundation does not employ telemarketers or otherwise use the telephone in any way to solicit donors for contributions. The Foundation's fund raising program consists of a combination of direct mail, special events, grant proposals to corporate and private foundations, and personal solicitations to raise funds for its programs and operations.

Q: What kind of organization is the Trooper Foundation?

A: The Trooper Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation dedicated to helping our New York State Troopers provide the safest, most professional police service possible. The Foundation is supported entirely by contributions from the private sector.

Q: Is my gift tax deductible?

A: Yes. However, you should check with your accountant or tax counselor to determine if any restrictions may apply to the tax-deductible status of your gift.

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