The Memorial Foundation pays funeral costs associated with line of duty deaths Pays psychological counseling and life’s necessities for survivors of the officer Provides funding for the college education of surviving dependent children and spouses Provides $5,000 death benefits for Department employees who have died while active, and the same amount for spouses and dependent children Assists employees who are off work long-term ill and IOD, and who have exhausted City pay benefits Annually issues $50,000 in merit-based college scholarship awards to the dependents of active Department employees, (not including retirees or reserves). This is the only grant not based on financial need or catastrophic circumstances.