The New York City Police Foundation was established in 1971, as an independent, non-profit organization to promote excellence in the NYPD and improve public safety in New York City. The Foundation invests in innovative programs designed to help the NYPD keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, strategies, and training. The Foundation:
- Serves as a vehicle for tax-exempt gifts and grants from individuals, businesses, and philanthropies;
- Is the first municipal foundation of its kind in the country, and serves as a model for similar organizations in other cities;
- Is the only organization authorized to raise funds on behalf of the NYPD and;
- Does not solicit by telephone or use telemarketers.
The Police Foundation works closely with the Police Commissioner to develop a strategic program agenda. The Foundation encourages and supports NYPD programs in two main areas:
- Projects, research studies, and equipment to improve the effectiveness of police activities.
- Education, training and skill development to strengthen the partnership between the police and the public.
Public safety cannot rest on the shoulders of law enforcement agencies alone. As much as we all need the police, they need our support as well. Please join us in our important work by contributing as generously as you can. Contributions to the Police Foundation are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.