Disable all preview features

Human Services : Multipurpose Human Service Organizations

CN Advisory: High Concern

Officers Down 5k

, ND 



On March 29, 2018, Inforum reported on the operations of Officers Down 5k, an alleged charity, in an article titled, "AG orders Pennsylvania man to cease organizing charity races in N.D.." It has come to our attention that this organization is not registered with the IRS, but is soliciting from the general public in violation of federal tax law. For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory. For more information, please see the Inforum article.

  • On November 19, 2018, WPXI published an article titled, "Former police officer accused of stealing from charity donations found guilty." For more information, please see the WPXI article.

The concerns raised about organizational legitimacy and/or federal tax law compliance are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 00-0000137
Name in IRS Master File Officers Down 5k
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Subsection  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Filing Requirement
Fiscal Year End

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
California Fire Foundation (CA) 86.56 three stars
New York City Police Foundation (NY) 97.15 four stars
Wildland Firefighter Foundation (ID) 98.06 four stars
Los Angeles Police Foundation (CA) 88.40 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Charity Contact Info

Officers Down 5k


Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.