Widows and Orphans' Trust Fund

Public Overview

CAHP Widows and Orphans’ Trust Fund

The CAHP Widows and Orphans’ Trust Fund is dedicated to assisting families of California Highway Patrol officers in the event they die, regardless of cause. (The benefit is higher for those killed in the line of duty.) The CAHP takes pride in its history of immediate action in dispersing this benefit as soon as notification of the death is made to staff. This is most beneficial to survivors in assisting with the cost of the funeral. In addition to the Basic Life insurance, in the event of a death there is also a potential benefit from the Widows and Orphans’ Trust Fund of $2,400. If it is an in-the-line-of-duty death the benefit from the Widow and Orphan’s Trust Fund is $10,000.Since its inception in 1929, the Widows and Orphans’ Trust Fund has provided millions of dollars to the families of deceased members.

Additionally, the CAHP Widows and Orphans’ Trust Fund has made donations to the survivors of allied agency members who have been killed in the line of duty.

The CAHP Widows and Orphans’ Trust Fund is a nonprofit, charitable (501(c)(3)) trust and receives donations from private citizens as well as from corporations.

To doante via the United Way State Employees Campaign, please use the information below.

Nonprofit Name: CAHP Widows and Orphans Trust Fund
Nonprofit Code#: 9289

APB Article

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: A bucket list item — and for the CAHP Widows and Orphans’ Fund

The idea of hiking the length of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) was hatched at a celebratory dinner after the CAHP’s negotiations of 2013 concluded. Jon Hamm, then-CEO, Steve Griffin, District 5 Director, David Dowty, Supervisory Director, and a few other CAHP board members were enjoying a delicious dinner of Mexican food. Margaritas may or may not have been involved. As Steve and Dave reflected on their future retirements, they began talking about the things they wanted to do in retirement. Both of them expressed a desire to spend more time hiking in the great outdoors.