On behalf of the Boston Police Foundation (BPF)’s Board, we want to express our incredible gratitude for all of the members of the Boston Police Department (BPD) who responded to the tragic Boston Marathon bombings and assisted in the apprehensions of those responsible. We are so proud of our men and women who put their lives on the line in such a professional, heroic and relentless manner, to make our city, nation and the world safer.
At BPF, we are also humbled by and deeply appreciative for the worldwide swell of support we have received in response to the events of the past week – both your expressions of thanks and pride, as well as your financial contributions. Your support and kind words are being shared with our Board as well as with the Boston Police Department.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any notes you’d like us to pass on to BPD, or donation-related questions.
The Boston Police Foundation supports the brave men and women of the Boston Police Department by funding vital programs, equipment and technological capabilities to improve safety for our city and her police officers.
Boston Police Foundation Overview
The Boston Police Foundation was formed in 1993 to advance public safety by supporting and funding programs that strengthen the performance, competence and professionalism of the Boston Police Department, its officers and members.
While the Boston Police Department is funded primarily through municipal, state and federal monies, these reliable funding sources are continually decreasing. This trend threatens the Department’s success by preventing the purchase of invaluable equipment and services. With 97% of the Department’s budget spent on personnel, only 3% is left to purchase new equipment and technology and pay for community outreach, youth programs and specialized training.
The Foundation currently supports: Crime Stoppers; Crime Watch; Kids at Risk; Professional Development; Suicide Prevention; Summer of Opportunity Program; as well as numerous other divisions within the Boston Police Department essential equipment and technology. The Foundation does not provide any funding for salaries, overtime or other direct personnel costs.
Our city’s safety cannot rest on the shoulders of dwindling government funding. As much as we all need the police, they need our support as well. Please join us in our important work by contributing as generously as you can. Contributions to the Boston Police Foundation are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Contributions to the Boston Police Foundation can be made online or sent to the following address:
Boston Police Foundation
71 Commercial Street, #248
Boston, MA 02109
All contributions are tax deductible.
The Boston Police Foundation is a tax-exempt Section 501 (c)(3) organization.
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