The Vancouver Police Foundation recently announced that it has awarded over $300,000 in grants to successful applicants for 2013. The grants, disbursed to projects under the direct control of the Vancouver Police Department, or to an outside organization that has developed a strong relationship with the VPD, are meant to fund a wide range of community policing and outreach programs not covered by the annual operating budget of the department.
Grants are reviewed and awarded subject to the following criteria:
Creative Use of Technology
Best Police Practices
A complete list of the 2013 funded projects can be viewed on the VPF website. View photos of the Grant Awards Ceremony on Flickr.
The Vancouver Police Foundation supports programs and initiatives that fall under one of four pillars: Youth Programs, Mental Health & Addictions, Community Outreach & Engagement, and Technology & Special Equipment. You can help build a safer Vancouver by donating to the Vancouver Police Foundation.