One of the priorities of the MN Chiefs of Police Foundation (MCPF) is to advance community partnerships and help build trust between police officers and communities in the state of Minnesota. The Community Partnerships Grant Program launched in late 2022 with this in mind.
MCPF received grant applications from 29 police departments. While we could not fund all 29 projects (due to limited resources), we are proud to have supported 16 police department projects that will help them work toward strengthening their partnerships with the communities they serve.
First time projects were prioritized over repeat projects. Repeat projects were prioritized if they featured notable expansions or critical need.*
The Foundation will offer additional grant opportunities to police departments in the future as funds are raised from generous donors from the community. We are on our way toward making statewide impact as we enable our police departments to build trust, transparency and stronger community partnerships. We look forward to hearing all the positive stories from our grant recipients in the next several months!
*Grant funding decisions were made by the MN Chiefs of Police Foundation Board of Directors, independent of the MN Chiefs of Police Association.