The LELS Benevolent Fund provides support and financial aid for the families of LELS members and the families of other Minnesota Public Safety Professionals, who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty, regardless of their union membership. 

The Benevolent Fund consists of a Board that will review the circumstances of the death, and if approved, will act as the Fiscal Agent of the funds, monies and any donations. They will transfer them to the eligible recipient(s) according to law and the Fiscal Agent agreements.

The Board may also consider special needs that do not fit the definition of death-in-the-line-of-duty with receipt of a written request addressed to the Board. The procedure is outlined in the By-laws of the organization.  

The LELS Benevolent Fund, Inc. is a 501c3 charity, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.   
A copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter is available for your review:  IRS 501(c)(3) Determination Letter

The LELS Benevolent Fund welcomes and encourages donations and contributions in the name of a fallen hero(es).   

The Benevolent Fund is currently accepting donations for fallen Burnsville Officers Paul Elmstrand, Matthew Ruge and Firefighter/Paramedic Adam Finseth, who were killed in the line of duty on February 18, 2024.  Please include Burnsville Heroes in the Comment Section of your donation.

Click on the “Make a Donation” button below to use your debit card, credit card or Pay Pal account:

Or mail to the following address:

LELS Benevolent Fund, Inc.
c/o:  Law Enforcement Labor Services
2700 Freeway Boulevard, Suite 700
Brooklyn Center, MN   55430