The Cleveland Police Foundation

Investing in a Safe Community

Who We Are

The Cleveland Police Foundation is an alliance of business and civic leaders, law enforcement organizations and citizens committed to the ideal that a dedicated, well-trained and modernly equipped police service leads to a safer community.

Our Mission

Our mission is to strengthen the bonds between the Cleveland Division of Police and the citizens it serves, working together to make our city safer for all. To accomplish that goal, the CPF works proactively to support and invest in programs, community policing initiatives and engagement, events that foster stronger relationships between citizens and police officers, and police charities.

How We Impact the Community

Join the Power of Community

Please help us accomplish our mission to support our Cleveland Police Officers in their efforts to engage the community and forge stronger bonds with the citizens they serve.

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Who We Support

Some of the efforts we support:

We also proudly support the following police charities in fulfillment of their mission:

Cleveland Police Cops for Kids Cleveland Police Athletic League Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society Cleveland Police Museum Cleveland Police Mounted Unit Charitable Trust Cleveland Police Pipes & Drums Cleveland Police Honor Guard

How to Invest in a Safe Community


Help the mission of the Cleveland Police Foundation. Donate today!

Ways to Donate

Become a Sponsor

We are asking you to join us by “Investing in a Safe Community” as a Cleveland Police Foundation Annual Sponsor.

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Become an Individual Partner

We invite individual citizens join us as Annual Partners of the Cleveland Police Foundation (CPF).

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Officer David Fahey, End of Watch, Jan. 24, 2017

Officer David Fahey

Our condolences and love go to the family of Officer David Fahey, who was tragically killed while assisting at the scene of a crash. Officer Fahey was 39 years old. He was a proud graduate of St. Edward High School Class of 1995 and was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Dear son of Jackie Ketterer (nee Galland) (Mark), John Porter, Sr. (Chrissy) and the late David Fahey, Sr.; brother of John T. Porter, Jr., Jeffrey Porter (Jen) and Christopher Porter; stepbrother of Mindy; precious grandson of Patricia Fahey (nee Cammerata) and the late Eugene, Edwin Richards and the late Pauline (nee Hudak), and Diane (nee Hopkins) and William Ketterer; proud uncle of Owen and Liam Porter; nephew, cousin, friend and devoted public servant to the citizens of the City of Cleveland; also survived by his beloved chocolate Lab, “Guiness.”

Funeral Arrangements

Viewing Friday, Jan. 27 from 1-8 p.m. at Chambers Funeral Home, 29150 Lorain Rd. in North Olmsted, Ohio 44070.

Funeral Mass Saturday, January 28, Our Lady of Angels Church (3644 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland) at 10 A.M. (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.


Memorial contributions can be made to Bluecoats, Inc., at 23300 Mercantile Rd., Beachwood, OH 44122 or Berea Animal Rescue, 390 Barrett Rd., Berea, OH 44017.

Donations in memory of Officer Fahey can also be made online at the the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association or by sending a check to:

1303 West 58th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Please make checks payable to CPPA CHARITIES, Memo: Officer Fahey Memorial Fund.

Donations to the Fahey Family

We are also collecting donations to benefit the family of Officer Fahey. Donation page…

Officer FaheyThe Tilted Kilt in partnership with the Cleveland Police Foundation and the The Greater Cleveland Peace Officers Memorial Society will host a fundraiser in honor of Fallen CPD Officer David Fahey on February 2, 2017.

The Tilted Kilt will donate 100% of the proceeds from February 2nd to support the family of Officer Fahey. The Tilted Kilt is at 21 Prospect Avenue, at the corner of Prospect and Ontario.

“Honoring a Hero: Vigil for Officer David Fahey”

“Cleveland Glows Blue to Salute Fallen Officer David Fahey”

“Here’s how you can donate to support family of Officer David Fahey”

Watch: Cleveland Glows Blue

Cleveland Glows Blue video

Watch: “Honoring a Hero”

Honoring a Hero - David Fahey video


Dear Secret Santa:

Hope you and [your wife] enjoyed yesterday’s event and survived riding along w/Officer Jeff & Sergeant Neil. They’re great guys and I was glad to hear that they were eager to volunteer.

They, along w/more officers than I can mention were totally energized by what you generosity produced. The resulting good karma is immeasurable, but I can assure you it had great impact.

The media coverage was extensive, but the positive feedback even more so. We’re requesting that the officers provide some stories about their experiences so they can be chronicled in our annual journal and social media.

Based on the calls I’ve received, the people I’ve talked with and the posts on the Cleveland Police Foundation’s Facebook page, the day was a huge success!!!

Without empirical data, I can assure that your generosity had a most positive impact in the community and the Division of Police, and energized both citizens and rank and file members of the Cleveland Division of Police alike!

Our sincere thanks for helping to make Cleveland’s Holiday Season that much brighter for its citizens in need and our officers; and helping to lift morale for the CPD … an added bonus!

On behalf of the Cleveland Police Foundation and all involved with this great event, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Joyous Holiday Season.


Dear Captain Sulzer:

I was thrilled to receive your generous gift card. It was so thoughtful of you to think of our family at Christmas time. My kids really appreciate the toys and the tickets to see the Monsters game; you can’t imagine all the joy you’ve brought to them.

I have been suffering financial difficulties these past three months due to my mother’s medical bills in my country and your generosity was a blessing to my family.

Thanks to the police officers D. Borders #1780, R. Rodriguez #1146 and M. Fore #883 for taking their time to deliver joy to my family.

Thank you once again for the gifts and your kind thoughts. They are most appreciated.

God bless you always!

The Morales Family

The Cleveland Police Foundation shares the spirit of the holiday season with giving of their time, talents and gifts to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of people across Northeast Ohio.

Here are just a few of our donation options:

  • Cops for Kids
  • Holiday programs and projects
  • Random Acts of Kindness

Donations Page

RNC Merch

Cleveland Police Foundation Annual Appeal

Annual AppealBecome a Sponsor

Dear Cleveland Police Foundation Supporter:

Community. Collaboration. Engagement.

These are the buzz words for strengthening police service throughout the USA. But, they are also words that describe the Cleveland Division of Police outreach initiatives.

The 5-year old Cleveland Police Foundation partners with our police officers to give back to the community. But more than that, together we build bridges, create opportunities for dialogue, and establish relationships. We are continuing a tradition that stretches back for 150 years.

The Cleveland Police Foundation is an alliance of business and civic leaders, individuals and organizations committed to the ideal that a dedicated, well-trained and modernly equipped police service leads to a safer community. Strengthening the bonds between citizens and police officers by supporting youth and community outreach events, engagement and police charitable endeavors is the cornerstone of its mission.

We invite you to review our Annual Appeal. Each sponsorship level carries specific benefits such as public recognition for support of our programs and mission, advertising opportunities, and other amenities.

We are asking you to join us by “Investing in a Safe Community” as a Cleveland Police Foundation Annual Sponsor. Together we can face the challenges, continue to assist our police officer in their efforts to provide exemplary service to the community and support their charitable outreach efforts.

On behalf of the Cleveland Police Foundation, I thank you in advance for your support, and together we can look forward to building a stronger community. We will be in contact with you over the next few weeks. Should you need additional information please feel free to call (216) 623-3333, contact us via email, or  call Barbara Ragon at 216-924-8024.

Thank you,

Charles W. Lane, Jr.
Executive Director

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