The LAPF only makes grants to the LAPD.
The Los Angeles Police Foundation (LAPF) is the major source of private financial support for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). We are dedicated to helping the LAPD prevent crime, save lives and make our community a better and safer place to live, work and visit by assisting LAPD with resources not provided in the city budget.
Since 1998, the Los Angeles Police Foundation has awarded nearly $31 million in grants to the LAPD.
The Los Angeles Police Foundation supports the LAPD by providing funds in the areas of equipment and technology upgrades, specialized training, community outreach and youth programs. Each year, the LAPF’s Board of Directors consults with LAPD leadership to determine priorities for funding.
Before applying for a grant, please review the Los Angeles Police Foundation’s 2019 Funding Guidelines.
Prior to submitting an application to the LAPF, grant requests are first reviewed by LAPD command staff to ensure the need is a Department priority and that the LAPF is the most appropriate source of funding for the request.
How to Apply for a Grant
Complete all areas of the application form. The grant proposal must be signed by your Commanding Officer. Provide supporting documentation, such as written estimates or proposals that indicate exactly what the LAPF is paying for should the grant be approved. Please retain a copy for your records. Grants submitted to the LAPF without proper signatures will not be considered.
Types of Grants
There are two types of grants – each has its own specific paperwork. If you have a restricted account at the Los Angeles Police Foundation, please use the Division Restricted Account Grant Application and accompanying paperwork.
2019 Grant Application
Division Restricted Grant Application
Questions regarding the grant application should be directed to: