About the VPF
Since 1976, the Vancouver Police Foundation has been quietly assisting the Vancouver Police Department, funding a wide range of community policing and outreach programs not covered by the annual operating budget of the department.
The Foundation was created by concerned citizens and business people who recognized the need to fund innovative ideas that could help reduce crime or put a more human face to policing.
The Vancouver Police Foundation is a registered charitable organization (BN 89022-6178-RR0001) as well as a non-profit Society.
The Vancouver Police Foundation promotes alternative funding to inspire innovative community partnerships with the Vancouver Police Department. These partnerships enhance public safety, foster professional development and fund unique neighborhood initiatives to help make Vancouver the safest major city in Canada.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees which is solely responsible for governance, operations and the election of directors. Members participate in informational updates and meetings that are held regularly and assist in spreading the word about the different activities and initiatives in which the Vancouver Police Foundation is involved.