The History of Phoenix Police Foundation
The Phoenix Police Foundation was established with the intent to gain community support for unmet police department capital needs, and provide financial assistance for department employees and their families in times of crises. Many cities throughout the United States - including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose and Houston - have robust police foundations that fill a significant funding gap between the city's funding and the community's needs. Our hope is that the Phoenix Police Foundation mirrors the impact of these other comparable cities.
The Foundation has provided emergency assistance for dozens of individuals facing personal tragedies, funding for technology needs for the department, officers' equipment and other various initiatives that help the Phoenix Police Department in its efforts to keep America's fifth-largest city as safe as possible. Although these donations have made various impacts, they are minimal considering the vast size and scope of our city, and the dramatic need that exists.