Who We Are

What began as a small group of concerned citizens raising funds to provide basic life-saving first-aid kits to LAPD officers in the field has grown into a multi-million dollar support organization for the LAPD.

Founded in 1998 as an independent, not-for-profit organization, the Los Angeles Police Foundation (LAPF) was established to promote excellence in the LAPD and improve public safety in the City of Los Angeles by raising private funds that would enable the LAPD to move beyond the constraints of municipal funding.

Today, the LAPF is the largest source of private funding for the LAPD providing critical resources and vital support. From essential equipment and state-of-the-art technology to specialized training and innovative programs that would otherwise be unfunded, the support the LAPF provides directly improves public safety, impacts officer readiness, and enhances our quality of life.

Since its founding in 1998, the LAPF has awarded more than $27 million in grants to the LAPD that have funded projects such as: Counter-Terrorism, Trauma Shooting Kits, On-Body Cameras, Staff Morale & Wellness, Juvenile Impact Program, DNA Backlog, Community Relations, Traffic Safety, and Professional Standards/Internal Affairs. A more detailed review of the LAPF’s work and results can be found throughout our site.