It's like passing the hat to the entire Baltimore community.

Traditionally, when an officer experiences a personal crisis, particularly a financial hardship, fellow officers often pitch in to help by passing a hat from person to person at Roll Call, to collect donations and contributions.

The aim of the Signal 13 Foundation is to support and expand on such gallant efforts, but in a more consistent and intentional manner by providing financial assistance in the form of small, no-obligation grants. Our goal is to offer welcome relief and peace of mind to department personnel during times of distress, provide opportunities for active duty members and their families to grow, and to ensure a healthy and vital relationship with the public.

Although the traditional passing of the hat will never entirely be replaced, the Frank J. Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation offers a unique way for charitable civilians and police personnel alike to support the tireless efforts of Baltimore City’s active duty members and help them thrive, on and off the job.

If this sounds like the kind of organization you wish to support, then we encourage you to make a donation today. You’ll be supporting a passionate, dedicated group of people who have the drive to make a difference, the desire to contribute to the operation of a vital resource, and the commitment it takes to make the communities we serve — Baltimore and beyond — a better place.

Donate Online:

or, make a Donation by mailing a check to the PO Box below:

The Signal 13 Foundation
732 Deepdene Road
P.O. Box 5661
Baltimore, MD 21210-9997

Stock Gifts

You can now support the Signal 13 Foundation with a stock or mutual fund gift. You will still receive the tax deduction while also saving on potential capital gains taxes. It's a great way to support Signal 13. For more information, please contact CEO Nancy Hinds at 443-442-7576 or

Donate $15 and receive an Official Signal 13 Mask

Signal 13 now has masks available! Make a $15 donation and receive a lightweight and comfortable nylon mask.



Donate $20 and receive an Official Signal 13 Baseball Cap

Support the brave men and women of the Baltimore Police Department with an official Signal 13 Foundation EIGHTY8 baseball cap (100% cotton). The police are there for us when we need them, and, thanks to your generous support, the Signal 13 Foundation is there for them.