The Cleveland Police Foundation

The Cleveland Police Foundation is an alliance of business and civic leaders, law enforcement organizations and citizens. We are committed to the ideal that a dedicated, well-trained police department leads to a safer community. Our mission is to strengthen the bond between members of the Cleveland Division of Police and the residents it serves.

Cleveland Police Deliver Donated Gym Equipment
to Cudell Recreation Center

The Cleveland Police Foundation along with Captain Keith Sulzer found a much needed home for some donated weight machines. The machines were donated by Julio Santiago of DBA Santiago Brothers Trucking & Demolition, and were delivered to Cudell Recreation by members of All Scrap Salvage. The machines were then unloaded at Cudell and placed in the gym by staff from Cudell, Captain Sulzer, First District Officers, and some of the kids using the gym.

With help from the kids at the center and Officers from the First District, the machines are unloaded.

With help from the kids at the center and Officers from the First District, the machines are unloaded.

Retired Officer Bob Guttu asked one of these kids assisting, Calvin McPherson, how he felt about Cudell receiving this equipment and he stated “Thank you to The Cleveland Police Foundation for giving us this equipment and I can’t wait to try it out." It truly was a win win situation for not only the kids who will enjoy this equipment for years to come, but also The Cleveland Police Foundation that got to play a big part in this successful endeavor. A big thanks goes to Julio Santiago for the donation, Captain Sulzer for coordinating this effort, U Haul Co, All Scrap Salvage, Ron Fields, Cudell Center Manager, and all the volunteers that helped to get this job done.

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What we do

The Cleveland Police Foundation funds youth and community outreach programs, community policing initiatives, crime prevention and safety programs, police charities, support for the members of the Division of Police to help them better perform their duties, investment in advanced education and training, and funding for specialized equipment and technology.

Some of the efforts we support

  • Unity in the Community
  • Handgun & assault weapon buyback
  • Cops for Kids fishing outings
  • Cleveland Police Children’s Holiday Party
  • Help purchasing uniforms for the CPF Pipes & Drums
  • Youth athletic programs
  • GCPOMS Memorial & Service
  • Cops for Causes
  • Partnering with umbrella charities
  • D.A.R.E. to Resist Drugs and Violence
  • Our officers’ wellness and physical fitness
  • CPD Law Enforcement Explorer Post

Support Greater Cleveland

Support Greater Cleveland: Helping Small Businesses and Local CharitiesSupport Greater Cleveland is an innovative program designed to help small businesses and local charities. The program was created through a unique alliance between the Cleveland Police Foundation and its affiliate charities, community partners, and mobile app developer Imprompt2.

phoneWe’ve teamed up to bring the whaddayawannado app to Cleveland.

When the app launches in Cleveland on May 15, 2015, consumers will be able to choose from hundreds of daily offers on local goods and services.

The app is designed to help small businesses attract customers during slow periods through the use of exclusive discounts and rewards.

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Whaddyawannado app benefit cycle

  • Local charities benefit from a shared interest in the transactions fees paid by merchants.
  • Small businesses benefit from increased revenue during slow periods with no upfront cost and no minimum monthly fee.
  • Consumers benefit from everyday discounts on local goods and services, while earning rewards points and supporting local charities.
  • Community partners benefit from recognition for their support of small businesses and local charities.

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