Where the City of Philadelphia’s budget ends, the work of the Philadelphia Police Foundation begins.

The mission of the Philadelphia Police Foundation is to provide important support and resources to the Philadelphia Police Department to assist the Department in ensuring the safety and security of the city’s residents, visitors and businesses.


12 New Motorcycles Purchased for Highway Patrols
80 New Fully-Equipped Police Bicycles Purchased for Patrols
Training for 8 New DNA Analysts Funded
Training for 7 New Firearms Examiners Funded
3 New Canine Officers Added to the Department
4 New Horses for the Mounted Unit
Expansion of L.A.S.T. Project Funded
Training for 2 Tactical Flight Officers Funded
7 Successful 'Night for Blue' Fundraising Events Held
$40K in Gifts Donated at 'Shop with Cop'
22 Children Benefitting from COPS Scholarship Fund
400 Officers Reached in Healing Circles
6,500 Meals Delivered During Officer Appreciation Days
New ‘State-of-the-Art’ Highway Patrol Safety Helmets
50,000 KN95 Protective Face Masks
300 Children Benefited from 'Shop with a Cop'
5 Annual Run for Blue Events Held
$935K Raised During 2022 'Night for Blue'
$700,000+ Approved for Funding Initiatives in 2021
$147k Raised During 2021 'Run for Blue'
Read Our Impact Stories
$7.5M Raised Since 2019
25 Yrs Supporting the Philadelphia Police Department & Citizens of Philadelphia
80+ Projects Completed
$5M Funds Put Directly Back into PPD in the Past 5 Years
1.6M People Impacted
6,500 Sworn and Civilian Personnel Supported

Funding as a Force for Good

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The Community Relations Officers of the Philadelphia Police Department reach into every neighborhood in the city. And, in doing so, there are many financial needs as we hold events, trainings, community gatherings, town hall meetings and so much more. The Police Foundation provides the funding to make so much of this outreach and these events and programs possible. We are deeply grateful to the Foundation for stepping to allow the Community Relations Unit to better serve the families who comprise the neighborhoods of this city.”
Chief Inspector, Altovise Love-Craighead
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The Office of Forensic Science’ mission is to provide scientific and technical services that assist in the identification of perpetrators of crime, exoneration of the innocent, and development of connections between crimes. The support we’ve received from the PPF, is critical to the OFS and the entire Philadelphia Police Department as we work daily to meet our mission in service to the law-abiding citizens of Philadelphia.”
Deputy Managing Director, Michael Garvey

About the Board of Directors

The Philadelphia Police Foundation Board is comprised of 40 dedicated business and civic minded men and women from diverse backgrounds. All are currently based in and around the Philadelphia region and care deeply for the City and the Police Department. They are the backbone of our work and allow us to successfully meet our mission.

Executive Board

Maureen S. Rush M.S., CPP
Jeffrey M. Kolansky, Esq.
Vice President
Peter Madden
Vice President
Ann Thornton Field, Esq.
Fred Massanova
Joanne Berwind
Executive Board Member
Jeffrey P. McFadden
Executive Board Member
Gregory Montanaro
Executive Board Member
Janice Tangradi
Executive Board Member

Board of Directors

Bill Bergman
John K. Binswanger
Jennifer Bullick
Joseph Clancy
Donn Clendenon
Rodney Davis
Daniel DiLella
G.A. Taylor Fernley
Jabari Jones
Michael Leonard
Gesi McAllister
Judith Mondre
Shane Meenan
Jennifer Nagle
Roosevelt Poplar
Brian Paule
Linda Richardson
Mo Rushdy
Amelia Riley
Wayne Schuh
Ismail Shahid
Stanley J. Sherman
Susan Slawson
Samuel Staten, Jr.
Fred Stein
Bernard Shields
Christopher Topolewski
Max Tuttleman
Patrick J. Ward
Thomas Wirth

How You Can Help

With your generous support, we can directly assist the Philadelphia Police Department with essential needs vital for the courageous men and women who serve to protect our citizens and our city.

Letter from the Philadelphia Police Foundation