Please donate to support the Detroit Public Safety Foundation and help us invest in a Safer Detroit

The Detroit Public Safety Foundation played an integral role in supporting Detroit’s first-responders with critical needs when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Our business partners and community members showed their support and together we made a big impact, creating a safer environment for the first-responders and the City of Detroit.

  • Received more than $170,000 in monetary donations for the purchase of Personal Protective Gear including N-95 masks, surgical masks, gowns, gloves, sneeze guards, thermometers and hand sanitizer. Donations were also made for the Feed the Frontlines program and food distribution for DPD Community Outreach. 

  • Received in-kind donations valued at more than $572,000 including masks, gowns, hand sanitizer and food. The DPSF secured 10,000 medical gowns for EMS, well over 50,000 masks and many meals delivered for those in quarantine and on the frontlines of the pandemic.

  • The DPSF managed the Skylar Herbert Memorial Fund for the family of 5-year old Skylar Herbert who died from COVID-19. DPSF received more than 500 donations for her family from all over the world. 

When protests began following the death of George Floyd, the Detroit Public Safety Foundation helped secure resources to continue building bridges and trust between the police and the community. 

  • The DPSF secured funding for a new social justice program called Voices of Detroit, inviting youth activists to work with the Detroit Police Department to create and share messages with the community. 

  • The DPSF secured $10,000 for Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (DYVPI) and Detroit Police Officers to provide meals to Detroiters in need. 

  • In-kind donations like masks and sanitizer were provided to help keep protesters and the community safe. 

Despite being one of the hardest hit cities in the country with regard to COVID-19, the City of Detroit, the people of Detroit, and Detroit's first-responders are showing their strength. From the outpouring of donations to support our first-responders to their daily sacrifices that continue to keep the city safe, we know that COVID-19 can't stop the Spirit of Detroit. We are #DetroitStrong. We are #DPDStrong.


This new shirt was inspired by that sentiment and can be worn to show your support of the City and Police Department that you love. All proceeds support the Detroit Public Safety Foundation and our mission to support Detroit's first-responders, especially with the new needs surrounding COVID-19.

Our Mission:

The Detroit Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to creating a better future by improving the health, safety and welfare of citizens and visitors to Detroit through support of Detroit Police, Fire and EMS through technology, training, equipment, community outreach and wellness.

“Since 2003, Detroit Public Safety Foundation has served as a signature example of what communities can accomplish through public-private partnerships."
                                                                                                                                        Mayor Mike Duggan    
                                                                                                                                      City of Detroit

“The Detroit Public Safety Foundation has been an invaluable tool and priceless commodity for our Department.  They have been instrumental in facilitating many programs and providing numerous grants without which the success we have experienced as a Police Department would not have been possible.“
                                                                                                                                       James E. Craig
                                                                                                                                       Chief of Police

“The members of the Detroit Fire Department risk life and limb daily, responding to emergencies. The wear and tear on equipment is enormous and sometimes requires immediate repair or replacement so that these brave men and women can continue their mission of saving lives and property. The Detroit Public Safety Foundation has assisted our department without fail whenever a request is made.”

                                                                                                                                        Eric Jones
                                                                                                                                        Executive Fire Commissioner

Detroit Public Safety Foundation

1301 3rd Street, Suite 547

Detroit, MI 48226 

Office: 313-628-2169

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