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Cleveland Police Foundation

Opportunities exist in a wide range of options for your business or organization to partner with the CPF. Financial contribution, in-kind services, collaboration with one of the CPF’s umbrella charities or units within the Cleveland Division of Police, volunteering, and team-building activities for your employees all can help in achieving our goal of a safer community.

Investing in a Safe Community - Cleveland Police Foundation 2015-16 Partners


Please help us accomplish our mission to support our Cleveland Police Officers in their efforts to engage the community and forge stronger bonds with the citizens they serve.

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The Cleveland Police Foundation Wish List

  • $10,000: Expansion of the Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial
  • $10,000: Cargo Truck for our COPS FOR KIDS Program
  • $7,500: Cleveland Police Umbrella Charities
  • $5,000: COPS FOR KIDS Program
  • $5,000: Physical Fitness Equipment for CPD Members
  • $5,000: Family Holiday Parties in 5 Police Districts
  • $2,500: Annual Community Awards & Police Officer-of-the-Month Programs
  • $2,500: Random Acts of Kindness Gift Card Program
  • $2,500: Teddy Bears, Baseballs, Footballs & Bikes for Children in Need

Many Ways to Partner

Foundations Partner With 4th District Police… and Santa Claus
With support from The Cleveland Police Foundation and The Saint Luke’s Foundation, Santa Claus made a point to visit the children at Harvey Rice Elementary School. Read more…


Boxing trainee Jonah Boyles shows his style in the Estabrook Recreation Center’s donated boxing ring.

In addition to financial contributions, employers, employee groups, organizations and individuals can provide in-kind services and/or volunteer to work with one of our umbrella charities or units in the Cleveland PD on a special event or program. For example, employees from a local corporation are working with our Cops For Kids program with making the holidays a little brighter for a few families who have fallen on hard times. Others are serving as collection stations for donations for the Cleveland Police Children’s Holiday Party and providing volunteers and funding for one of the Cleveland Police Kids Fishing Day outings.
Contact us at 216-623-3333 or contact us via email.

Cops and Kids Fishing Outings
Sponsorship Opportunity: $1,000 per outing

Cleveland Police - Cops for Kids Fishing DaysMany thanks. . .In addition to recognition in the CPF newsletter, website, Facebook and signage, sponsors can also have representatives join the crew for the day. If you are interested in sponsoring one of the outings and joining the crew, please feel free to contact us at (216) 623-3333 or via email.

In addition to their financial support, our sincere thanks our partners who have helped further the mission of the CPF:

  • City of Cleveland TV Channel 20: promoting the CPF events and Gala
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation: support of the Handgun Buyback, Cops & Kids Fishing Day & CPD Wellness Challenge.
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation Police Department: over a dozen of their officers and supervisors joined members of the Cleveland PD and Cleveland Heights and University Circle PDs for the Cops & Kids Fishing Day. They also bought the t-shirts that were given to all the kids and volunteers
  • Cleveland Indians: hosted a tailgate party on Gateway Plaza for the Indians Wild Card Playoff game with the CPF receiving the proceeds from beverage sales
  • ESPN Cleveland WKNR 850 & KNR2 1540: assisting in promoting the CPF and an organization and its events. Audio coming soon…
  • Forest City Enterprises: donated office space for the CPF, donated the 42nd floor observation Room for a “Party for 50” for an auction item for the CPF Gala, and is lighting the Terminal Tower blue the evening of the Gala
  • Horseshoe Casino: hosted three (3) special events on Public Square this past summer with the CPF receiving the proceeds fro food and beverage sales.
  • House of LaRose: donation of graphic design, banners & posters in support of CPF events.
  • Kris Pickel, News Anchor, WKYC TV3, celebrity MC of the 2013 Gala.
  • Progressive Insurance  Creative Business Operations Group  adopting a family in need to make their Christmas Holidays more special. More…
  • Masters of Disaster of Cleveland professionally cleaning and sanitizing the fitness equipment used by CPD members
  • Milano Monuments donating the materials and engraving of headstones for eight police officers who died in the line of duty and buries in unmarked graves.
  • Tony Rizzo, Host of ESPN Cleveland’s WKNR 850 “Really Big Show” and FOX 8’s “The Rizzo Show,” celebrity MC of the CPF 2nd Annual Gala
  • WEWS News Channel 5 partnering to assist in fund raising for the 8th Annual City of Cleveland handgun Buyback, and promoting the event in order to remove handguns, assault weapons, rifles and shotguns from the City’s neighborhoods so they can’t be used to perpetrate violent crimes against our citizens and police officers and prevent death and serious injury from accidental discharges. More…
  • WKYC TV 3: promoting the CPF events and Gala

Spotlight on Progressive. . .

Employees at Progressive Insurance Extend Good Karma
In December 2014 employees of the Creative Business Operations Team at Progressive Insurance in partnership with the Cleveland Police Foundation and the Cleveland Cops For Kids program brightened Christmas for a family in need. Read more…

Greater Clevelanders are known for their generosity. Our region is blessed with caring individuals, businesses and organizations that give back to the community. Good citizenship doesn’t stop with voting, obeying the law, and paying taxes; community service is also part of it.

Christmas with kids event

Members of the Davis family pose with PO Anna Mercado and Sgt. Tim Higgins. L to R: Daeshauna, Age 7; Deangelo, Age 9; Tyshawn, Age 8; and Antwjuan, Age 11.

An example of good corporate citizenship is Progressive Insurance. The company encourages its employees to engage in activities that work to improve the quality of life in the community. The results are numerous acts of kindness without fanfare or public recognition, but with great impact.

This year, Progressive’s Creative Business Operations Group decided to partner with the Cleveland Police Foundation and one of its umbrella charities, the “Cops For Kids Program” in making the holidays a little brighter for a 11-year old young man, his two younger brothers & sister, and mother.

Working with Sgt. Tim Higgins, manager Jan Grega passed on to fellow employees a few suggestions as to what was thought to be needed by the family. Things took off from there, with Brenda Henley and Karen Leaphart leading the charge. Members of the group donated new toys, clothing, money, sporting goods, and their good karma. Jan Grega stated, “This was definitely a team effort and everyone enjoyed shopping, wrapping gifts and watching the piles of gifts grow.”

Tyshawn Davis, age 8, and his sister Daeshauna Davis, age 7

Tyshawn Davis, age 8, and his sister Daeshauna Davis, age 7, were pleasantly surprised when they arrived home from school and discovered the gifts provided by the team at Progressive Insurance’s Creative Business Operations Group in partnership with the Cleveland Police Foundation and Cops For Kids Program.

Gift delivery day was Friday, December 20, 2013 and started with pick-up at the Creative Business Operations Group offices. Sgt. Higgins explained to those assembled the reason this family was designated for “adoption” and expressed appreciation to everyone for their efforts. He was taken somewhat aback when the employees applauded and thanked him for allowing them to get involved in the project. A pallet full of wrapped gifts was then loaded into the police van and it was off to the house for the “gift-drop” before the kids got home from school.

Brenda Henley, Mark Dreimiller and Brian Dubasik of Progressive accompanied the officers to the house, and after meeting the mother; joined the assembly line in delivering the goods to the upstairs apartment. The hard part was done.

PO Anna Mercado picked-up the kids at school in her police car, and so not to arouse suspicion explained that she was in the neighborhood, and because it was raining, would drive the kids home. Sgt. Higgins went shopping for groceries and a warm early-Christmas dinner with the cash that remained from the Progressive employees’ donations, and timed his arrival after the kids got home.

Progressive Insurance's Creative Business Operations Group and the Cleveland Division of Police Bureau of Community Police help Christmas event

Members of Progressive Insurance’s Creative Business Operations Group partnered with the Cleveland Division of Police Bureau of Community Policing to make for a special Christmas for a family in need. (L to R): Steve Warshaw, Tim Higgins, Rich Ubienski, Brian Dubasik, Ed Schulte, Mark Dreimiller, Brenda Henley and Anna Mercado.

Can you imagine their reaction when the kids came into the apartment and saw the mountain of gifts waiting for them in the living room? We wish everyone could have witnessed that, especially those at Progressive who made it all possible. The kids and mom expressed their thanks to the police officers present, one youngster passed along a hearty “Thanks Progressive Auto Insurance!” testimony that they may watch a little TV.

The generosity of the members of the Creative Business Operations Group of Progressive Insurance made for a very special Christmas for a family in need. We commend and thank them for their community service!

Editor’s Note: Although this act of kindness was done with no expectation of being publicized, we thank Progressive Insurance for allowing us tell this story. We invite other businesses, organizations or individuals who may be looking for ways to get involved in similar community outreach activities to contact us at 216-623-3333 or info@clevelandpolicefoundation.org.

CPF Partnering with Progressive – Holiday Gift Giving

Sponsors and Partners

Sincere thanks to the individuals and organizations have demonstrated their commitment to making our community safer in their support of the CPF.

In addition to providing funding for youth and community outreach programs, investing in advanced education and training, upgrading equipment and modernization of technology to help our police officers better perform their duties, 
the CPF proudly supports the following charities in accomplishing their mission:

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The Cleveland Police Foundation is the official charity for the Cleveland Division of Police and the only organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions on its behalf.

We provide funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties. Contributions to the CPF are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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