Cleveland Police Foundation Announces Its Annual Fund Campaign with Emphasis on Cops and Kids

The CPF hopes to encourage the community to support police officers and the role they play in our community by keeping us safe through its Annual Fund Campaign.

The Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF), an independent group established to be the official fundraising arm of the Cleveland Division of Police, has just announced its Annual Fund Campaign with special emphasis on programs directly supporting police officers and children, according to Dick Clough, CPF president.

“We are finding that our major donors and others want to support police officer wellness, our Heroes fund and Cops for Kids programs,” says Clough.  “We want businesses, foundations, and Clevelanders to join us as we support the many unfunded initiatives and needs that police officers have, and the Cleveland Police Foundation can underwrite. What we accomplish depends on the generosity of our community.”

According to the foundation, it has been the fiduciary for the Cultural Transformation Program, Shot Spotter, and police officer career pipeline feeder programs. It also serves as the clearing house for all police charities and provides funding for police officers and their families when the need arises. “Businesses and individuals should visit our website to make a donation and see how we support the Cleveland Division of Police,” Clough says.

“We have accomplished a lot during the past two years,” Clough concluded. “We have made major strides with arts and mural programs with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Fishing with Cops, Police Athletic League sports as well as police and family wellness. Our monthly Police of the Month Program puts a spotlight on our men and women in blue who are making a difference in our community.”

The Cleveland Police Charities include Cleveland Cops for Kids, Cleveland Police Athletic League, Cleveland Police Historical Society & Museum, Cleveland Police Mounted Police Unit Charitable Trust, Pipes & Drums of the Cleveland Police, and the Cleveland Police Honor Guard.

The Cleveland Police Foundation is a recognized 501 (c) (3) and all contributions are tax deductible. Only 10% of each contributed dollar is spent on administration.

For more information, visit or go to the Donate link on the home page. You may mail donations to: Cleveland Police Foundation, 2301 Payne Avenue, Suite 201, Cleveland OH 44114. 

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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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