Incorporated on March 2, 2004, the Port Authority PBA Widow's and Children's Fund was established to provide and maintain bereavement benefits to aid and assist Port Authority PBA Officers and their families in the immediate aftermath of an accidental injury or death. The fund also aims to improve and advance both the physical and emotional well-being of widows and children of disabled and deceased police officers. Widows and children receive support regarding medical, legal, educational, psychiatric, and social welfare issues. The constant goal of the fund is to promote an active interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of widows and children of deceased police officers. The Port Authority PBA Widow's and Children's Fund is supported by individual and corporate donations, as well as by fund-raising events held throughout the year. The fund has no paid staff; volunteers from the Port Authority Police and civilian communities organize and manage all fund activities. The Port Authority PBA Widow's and Children's Fund is recognized by the United States Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c) 3 Charity.