ST. LOUIS POLICE FOUNDATION MISSION
The St. Louis Police Foundation provides monetary support, services and goods to the St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County Police Departments. Requests to the Foundation come directly from the men and women in uniform regardless of their position. The Foundation expedites the most crucial requests within 24 hours helping to ensure the highest level of police service to the St. Louis community.
The Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3) organization.
Our purpose is to provide a safety net to fund needs that are not met by the city budget.
The Foundation will generally support projects that enhance law enforcement proficiency and efficiency; increase officer safety; encourage community support and understanding; and foster personnel development and well-being. The Foundation’s Board of Directors consults with Police Department leadership for assistance in prioritizing funding needs.
Please note that the Foundation may turn down certain funding requests that seem to fit the guidelines. This typically occurs due to a lack of available funds: the Foundation cannot fund everything that is requested.
When multiple requests are received that meet these guidelines, the Foundation is most likely to approve the request that:
Is less expensive (leaving more money to fund additional requests)
Is logistically less difficult to implement (items for every Officer can be difficult to field across the entire force in certain instances)
Includes equipment or programs that are lasting, not easily broken or misplaced (versus “one and done” type items)
Has more detailed information surrounding the request and an implementation plan and maintenance plan (as needed)
Maximizes visibility to the Community and to the entire Department
Is not likely to be covered by existing Department funds now or in the future
HOW TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
Click here to fill out the application form from this website
An application for funding may be submitted by any officer of the St Louis Metropolitan or St. Louis County Police Departments. Your commanding officer must be notified of the request. Complete all areas of the form and provide supporting documentation such as written estimates or proposals, which indicate exactly what the Foundation would be paying a vendor if the grant is approved. Thorough documentation increases the likelihood that your request will receive proper consideration. Please retain a copy for your records.
Proposals may be submitted electronically through this website, or mail / fax to:
St. Louis Police Foundation
9761 Clayton Road | St. Louis, MO 63124
PROPOSAL REVIEW PROCEDURE
Once the Foundation receives a completed request for Funding from a St. Louis Police Officer, it is reviewed first by a subcommittee of the Foundation Board to ensure that the Foundation is the most appropriate source of funding and that the request fits within Foundation Giving Guidelines. This committee makes recommendations on each request to the Foundation Board for final funding decisions. The Allocations subcommittee meets quarterly in January, March, July and September. The Foundation Board meets quarterly in February, April, August and October.
Direct all questions regarding the grant application to:
Michelle Bagwell, Executive Director
Or call Lt. John Carnaghi at 314.444.5780 with any questions, comments or concerns.