Former Agents of the FBI Foundation
|What does the Former Agents of the FBI
mission of the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation is to aid the members of the Society of Former Agents of the FBI and
families in need, further the education of its youth through scholarship
assistance, to recognize humanitarian
efforts of its members, spouses and others and to contribute to worthy organizations related to law enforcement|
Are the Foundation and the Society the same
No. The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation
is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society of Former Special Agents of
the FBI, Inc. It is a legally
separate organization, and is not funded by membership dues from the Society of
Former Special Agents of the FBI.
The Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, Inc. is recognized by
the IRS as a 501(c)(7) organization,
which identifies it and is defined as a social club organized for pleasure,
recreation, and other similar nonprofitable purposes and substantially all of
its activities are for these purposes. |
|What about tax deductibility?
Gifts to the Former Agents of the FBI
Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law; however, gifts
to the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI are not deductible. Please consult with your tax attorney or
accountant regarding such matters.
|Where does the Foundation’s support come
The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation is
funded by tax-deductible contributions from members of the Society, the FBI
family, as well as other members of the law enforcement community.
|How do recipients receive support from the
The Board of Trustees of the Foundation receives
and reviews all applications from those who request assistance or who apply for
scholarships from the Foundation. After a rigorous review process, the decision is made by majority vote
of the Board of Trustees.
|Can I designate my gift to the Foundation?
Yes, you may designate your gift to a
specific scholarship program, for disaster relief or to financial
Where do gifts to the "general fund” go?
Gifts to the general fund will be used for
the charitable purpose where needed most (scholarships, disaster relief,
humanitarian aid, awards, financial assistance, etc.). |
|What about memorial gifts?
Gifts made in memory of someone, unless
otherwise designated, will go into the general fund.
|Besides scholarships, what other programs
does the Foundation support?
The Foundation comes to the aid of those affected by
disasters and unforeseen emergencies; contributes to organizations devoted to
helping the poor and needy; helps Society members, current agents, and members
of the FBI Family, their spouses or dependents who have fallen on hard times or
are in need of temporary financial relief; and presents annual awards and financial
contributions to other charities.
|What about the building fund?
Gifts to the building fund are handled by
the Society, not the Foundation and are not tax-deductible.
|How do I apply for a scholarship?
Scholarship applications are available online only. CLICK HERE to access more information and to apply. |
|What do Foundation scholarships cover?
Foundation scholarships are applied toward
undergraduate tuition, fees and course-required incidentals/supplies; it cannot
be used to pay for books or room and board.
|How do I know if I qualify for a
scholarship from the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation?|
|You can meet the application deadline;|
|You are a child or grandchild of either a current
or former FBI Special Agent who is a member of the Society, or the child of a
member of the National Academy Associates who is actively involved in law
|You are an undergraduate student enrolled in a U.S.
college or university.
|Do graduate students qualify for
scholarships from the Foundation?
No, the Foundation only awards scholarship
assistance to undergraduate children and grandchildren of Society members as
well as others in the law enforcement community.
|What is the minimum contribution to the
Foundation to start a scholarship in someone’s name? |
We are happy to accommodate our donors who are interested in leaving a legacy in this way. Please
contact the Development Director to discuss the details.
|Who qualifies for financial aid from the
Society members and members of the FBI Family,
their spouses or dependents who have fallen on hard times or who are in need of
temporary financial relief qualify for financial aid from the Foundation.
|I’m not a Society member; can I still apply for assistance from
Except for providing scholarships to children
of current National Academy Associate members who are actively engaged in law
enforcement, the Former Agents of the FBI Foundation only helps Society members
and members of the FBI Family, their spouses or dependents who have fallen on
hard times or are in need of temporary financial relief.|
|How can I contribute to the Former Agents
of the FBI Foundation?
Gifts of cash, check, money order, or
credit card can be sent into the Foundation office; or contributions can be
made on-line by credit card at www.socxfbi.org.
|Does the Foundation accept gifts of stock,
insurance or real estate?
Yes, the Foundation does accept non-cash gifts. Please contact the Development Director
if you are interested in contributing in this way.
|How do I leave the Foundation in my will or
To leave the Former Agents of the FBI
Foundation in your will or estate plan, you will need the following
Agents of the FBI Foundation|
Fettler Park Drive
Dumfries, Virginia 22025-2048|