Empowering Those Who Serve

Our Mission

The Bellevue Police Foundation fosters community support to fund equipment purchases, training, and public recognition for officers whose dedication and personal sacrifice ensures the safety and security of our community.

 

About the Foundation

The Bellevue Police Foundation, Inc. was established in 2007 by business and civic leaders as an independent, non-profit organization to strengthen the services of the Bellevue Police Department and to improve public safety in the City of Bellevue.

The Bellevue Police Foundation is the only organization authorized to raise funds for the Bellevue Police Department. The Foundation does not employ telephone solicitors nor use Internet marketers.

The Police Foundation supports Bellevue Police Department initiatives and programs that the city cannot readily fund. Less than 2% of the police department's annual budget goes to discretionary spending on equipment. The Police Foundation helps the Bellevue Police Department keep pace with rapidly evolving technology, training techniques and strategies. By supporting innovative projects, our public-private partnership provides the Bellevue Police Department with the means to launch experimental programs, expand training and further its professionalism.

Public safety cannot rest on the shoulders of law enforcement alone. 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. The Bellevue Police Foundation is registered with the State of Washington as a non-profit charitable corporation. Contributions to the Police Foundation are tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our federal tax ID number is 30-6130338.

 

What We've Achieved

Over the past ten years the Foundation has granted nearly $900,000 to the Bellevue Police Department. In 2019 Foundation grants funded acquisition of a VirTra Use of Force Simulator, night vision monocular, throw phone for use in negotiations, camera for the Forensic Lab and supplies for the Incident Support Team.

Distribution of Grant Awards