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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 $25 million in grants to the LAPD in the areas of equipment and technology upgrades, specialized training, community outreach and youth programs.

Foundation Guidelines
The Los Angeles Police Foundation’s primary area of interest is to assist LAPD by providing funds for essential equipment, special programs and projects. Officer safety and readiness is our top priority. Each year, the LAPF’s Board of Directors consults with LAPD leadership to determine priorities for funding.

Application Procedure
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.


Before applying for a grant, please download and review the Los Angeles Police Foundation’s guidelines:

     LAPF Guidelines (PDF Version) ›
     LAPF Guidelines (Word Version) ›

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.

Direct questions regarding the
grant application only to:

     Tracy Szpeinski
     Click here to send an email.

Direct all other inquiries for the Los Angeles Police Foundation to:

Please complete the following forms and forward to your Commanding Officer:
1) Grant Application

     Download Application ›

2) Signed 15.2 Paperwork

     Download 15.2 Paperwork ›

Grants submitted to the LAPF without proper signatures will not be considered.

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