Our mission is to help the Toledo Police Department create a safe place to live, work, and visit.
Toward that end, the Foundation provides TPD with critical resources and support for innovative programs. And by fostering community and private partnerships, we help strengthen the Department’s relationships with the public.
The Toledo Police Foundation was incorporated in 2018 in Ohio and is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In collaboration with local business leaders and community members, Police Chief George Kral created an organization that positively impacts the Department and its endeavors to engage the community and make the City of Toledo a safer place for all. The Foundation depends entirely on the generosity of corporations, individuals, foundations, and philanthropic organizations for their project and operational budgets.
Frequently Asked Questions
THE POLICE DEPARTMENT GETS FUNDING FROM TAX DOLLARS. WHY DOES IT NEED SUPPORT FROM THE FOUNDATION?
Taxpayer dollars fund the Department’s day-to-day operations. As an independent nonprofit organization, the Foundation provides private dollars to support initiatives which are unfunded by the Department’s budget, such as the Toledo Police Public Safety Cadets and the Police Athletic League.
WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FOUNDATION AND THE TOLEDO POLICE DEPARTMENT?
The Foundation supports the Police Department by fundraising to pay for innovative and new programs not funded by the City’s budget. Current programs receiving financial support from the Foundation include Cops and Cones, Little Library, and Officer of the Month.
WHO RUNS THE TOLEDO POLICE FOUNDATION?
The members of the Toledo Police Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for managing the Foundation. Members are residents of Toledo and surrounding towns who volunteer their time.
IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes. The Toledo Police Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation and your donation is tax deductible. We are the only organization able to fundraise for the Toledo Police Department.
I HAVE AN IDEA FOR A PROJECT. WOULD THE FOUNDATION CONSIDER FUNDING IT?
The Toledo Police Foundation is continuously looking for new ideas compatible with the Foundation’s mission. The Foundation’s Board of Directors evaluates projects during its regularly scheduled meetings. Of course, funding is a major factor when considering any project.
The Foundation encourages you to contact us with project ideas.