Creating a Vital Link Between the VPD & Our Community
No organization is better placed to know what is happening in our community than the Vancouver Police Department. With over 1400 sworn members (officers), the VPD has its finger on the pulse of every neighbourhood in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Police Foundation was established in 1976 to support the Vancouver Police Department’s efforts to prevent crime, increase public safety and promote community well-being.
A registered charity, the VPF funds innovative programs led by VPD officers. Since 1976, the Foundation has granted over $10 million to initiatives that help to build community and support those who are most vulnerable in our city. Foundation funding is for programs and equipment that fall outside of the VPD’s regular operating budget from the City of Vancouver.
Programs fall into four pillars: youth programs; mental health and addictions; community outreach and engagement; and specialized equipment and technology.
The Vancouver Police Foundation is a registered charitable organization (BN 89022-6178-RR0001), as well as a non-profit Society.
The Vancouver Police Foundation fosters partnerships with the public to enhance the Vancouver Police Department’s capacity to save lives, prevent crime and build safer communities.
Disclaimer: The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees which is solely responsible for governance, operations and the election of directors. Members are annual supporters of the Foundation who participate in informational updates and meetings, and assist in spreading the word about the various activities and initiatives that the Vancouver Police Foundation is involved with.