California Association of Tactical Officers Benevolence Fund

The CATO community consists of men and women who have dedicated themselves to service by training and preparing to address some of the most dangerous challenges facing their communities. The CATO Cares program continues this spirit of partnership as those who serve come together to support first responders and their families in a time of need.

CATO Cares makes it easy to help law enforcement and their loved ones with immediate financial assistance when the going gets tough.

CATO Cares monitors and administers the fundraising process, providing financial relief to officers and their families who have been tragically impacted by a variety of scenarios:

  • Line-of-duty death
  • Near fatal injury
  • Catastrophic event
  • Ongoing illness for officer or immediate family member

CATO Cares gets funds directly into officers’ hands to meet their immediate needs.

Apply for a CATO Cares Grant

Fill out this form to apply for financial support. Your request will quickly be reviewed by the CATO Cares board, and you’ll get the assistance you need.

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Donate to CATO Cares

We are graciously accepting general donations from individuals and businesses. Your dollars will drastically improve the lives of tactical officers and their loved ones.

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Get Involved with CATO Cares

We need your help! Would you like to put your time or connections to work to help California law enforcement and their families? Do you have an idea to raise money for the CATO Cares fund? Is your business willing to collaborate on fundraising efforts or match funds? Please fill out this form to get involved today.

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Other Ways to Get Involved

Organizing Your Own Law Enforcement-Related Fundraiser?

Let us know how we can help. Tell CATO Cares about your cause and we’ll help you publicize it through our digital marketing channels.


Please reach out to CATO Cares with any questions about our fund, how the money is used, tax deductions or specific questions.

About CATO Cares

CATO Cares is a benevolence fundraising division of the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Just Some Of The Ways CATO Cares

Watch this video about Liam, Son of Sergeant Romel Cuellar of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office who has benefited from the generous donations to CATO