The Vancouver Police Foundation is proud to be celebrating our 45th anniversary. Our anniversary isn’t the story though – it’s the fact that we have been able to make a true difference in the lives of thousands of vulnerable individuals over the years because of the passion and commitment of VPD members and our Foundation donors.
The start of a new year means it’s grant season once again! The VPF awards grants for innovative projects and special equipment that falls outside of VPD’s regular operating budget. These ideas are developed and applied for by members of the VPD, who regularly stay after shift or come in on days off to run these programs. They have a unique perspective on the needs our community faces, given that they are in all the city’s neighbourhoods every day of the year.
The amount of funding varies from year to year and is dependent on the Foundation’s fundraising activities and returns on investments. In 2021, the VPF committed over $1.2 million to 87 different programs, led by VPD officers, across all four of our funding pillars. These were all impactful community programs that fall outside of VPD’s regular operating budget.
The Vancouver Police Foundation funds grants and supports programs and initiatives in four key areas.
We fund programs that present innovative community engagement strategies and foster positive interactions between the VPD and the community. Examples of Community Outreach programs from 2021:
Food for Families, Cultural Health & Learning, Strathcona Food Security Program, Women’s Personal Safety Team, Out On Patrol and many more.
We fund programs that keep kids engaged, active and away from high-risk activities. Examples of Youth Programs from 2021:
Floor Hockey For Kids, NewKids, Fly Fishing Positive Mentoring, Gang Tackle, Safety City, Floor Hockey for Kids, and many more.
We fund programs that improve the lives of those in crisis, raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental illness and addiction. Examples of Community Outreach programs from 2021:
VPD Film Festival, Here4Peers, Back On Track, ID4ME, three Justice Facility Dogs Lucca, Sadie and Zen, and many more.
We help the VPD acquire state-of-the-art tools that save lives and prevent crime. Examples of Technology & Special Equipment initiatives from 2021:
DVACH Cell Phones, ERT Portable X-Ray, Trafficking Aware Though Technology, and many more.
Grant Application Deadline is January 28, 2022 at 17:00 hours
Grant Application Process and Checklist
- Review the Grant Application Guidelines.
- Download the PDF Grant Application and Budget Template (XLSX).
- Forward application through your chain of command for approval
- Email your completed grant package (PDF or scan) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2022 grants that are approved.
Questions about the Grant Process
Any questions about the Grant Process can be directed to
Tel: (604) 717-3715 |email@example.com