The BackStoppers, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$13,000 raised by 67 donors

87% complete

$15,000 Goal

Started in 1959, The BackStoppers provides needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs in our coverage area who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty.
The BackStoppers currently assists approximately 95 families with 70 dependent children and has supported over 180 families since 1959.

Eliminates the family's debt
Assists with tuition and educational costs from day care through university
Covers the cost of health and dental insurance
Reimburses for out-of-pocket medical expenses
Assists with miscellaneous extraordinary expenses
Provides financial counseling


Helping the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our safety.

Organization Data


Organization name

The BackStoppers, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)



Economic/Financial Security, Education, Education - Early Childhood, Education - K-12, Education - Higher Ed, Public Safety

Operating Budget

Medium: $1,000,001 - $2,000,000

Service Area

St Louis County

Audiences Served

First Responders, Older Adults, Women, Men, Children, Youth, Families


10411 Clayton Rd Ste 203
Saint Louis, MO 63129