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2018 Grant Process

Have an idea? We would like to hear about it and how we could turn it into a reality. Since 1976, the Foundation has awarded over $7 million dollars to over 100+ Vancouver Police Department programs. Through the generous donations made by corporations and individuals, the Foundation is able to provide funding for innovative tools and programs above and beyond the VPD operating budget.

Grant submissions are now closed.

We will make a call for applications in Spring 2019.


Grant Application Process and Checklist

  1. Review grant eligibility guidelines (below) or contact us with your idea.
  2. Download PDF Application.
  3. Research and collect supporting material (i.e. vendors quotes, photos, and budget).
  4. Forward application through your chain of command for approval.
  5. Email electronic copy (PDF or scan) with supporting documents to the Foundation.


2018 Grant Application

Any technical questions about the PDF application or supporting materials can be directed to | Tel: (604) 717-3700

*We recommend downloading the application as this is not an online form. 

Download 2018 VPF Grant Application »

Questions about the Grant Process

Any questions about the Grant Process can be directed to Andrea Wright, Executive Director, by April 13, 2018.
Tel: (604) 717-3715 | 

Examples of Funded Projects

Read more about our past funded projects from 2012 – 2018.

Learn About Our Impact »      Download Application Example »


Grant Eligibility Guidelines

To assist you with the submission, below are some guidelines and suggestions as to what the Grant Committee is looking for. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

  • Only Vancouver Police Employees, sworn and civilian, are eligible to submit a grant proposal to the Vancouver Police Foundation.
  • Applications must be forwarded through the applicant’s entire chain of command and ultimately receive the endorsement of the applicant’s Deputy Chief Constable. Applications received without approval are not eligible.
  • Applications involving equipment, computers and computer related programs, shall be presented to the equipment committee prior to being submitted to the Foundation. For further information, please refer to the Grant Application.
  • Proposals with the highest likelihood of approval will be those that are unique and creative, but which cannot be funded through the regular operational and/or administrative budget of the Vancouver Police Department.
  • Grant proposals shall address one or more of the following:
    • Community Outreach: Programs that present innovative community engagement strategies and foster positive interactions between the VPD and the community.
    • Youth Programs: Projects and initiatives that assist children and youth in an effort to prevent or reduce crime and offer mentorship and relationship-building opportunities.
    • Technology and Special Equipment: Technology and special equipment that benefits the community by improving police practices and enhancing VPD’s ability to prevent crime, assist in police investigations and ensure heightened security for members themselves.
    • Mental Health and Addictions: Programs and initiatives that address the challenges of individuals living with mental illness and substance abuse, and assist in ensuring the safety of themselves and others.
  • Funds are 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 Vancouver Police Department.
  • Please note, the Foundation strives to fund pilot projects or one-time investments of an ongoing program, knowing that the funding sustainability of the program will not be the sole responsibility of the Foundation. Also, the Foundation does not usually contribute to requests for conferences or training.




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