The Detroit Public Safety Foundation secures funding for the Detroit Police Department and Detroit Fire Department in the areas of training, technology, equipment, community outreach and wellness.

Snapshot of 2018 Accomplishments
  • $125,000 from the GM Foundation and $150,000 from The Skillman Foundation to expand the Drive to Thrive Program which provides free drivers education training to students in Detroit. The program incorporates lessons on distracted driving, traffic stops and other safety lessons from Detroit Police Officers.

  • $67,910 from the DMC Foundation to provide life-saving CPR, AED and First-Aid training for 1720 officers who are expected to provide some sort of medical attention when responding to scenes with injured citizens.

  • $65,936 Foam Trailer donated to the Detroit Fire Department from Soave Enterprises. The specialty piece of equipment allows firefighters to quickly eliminate large scale fires from a safe distance.

  • $60,000 in-kind donation from Cadillac Asphalt for the Detroit Police Department’s Training Academy

  • $50,000 from the Leary Firefighters Foundation to provide tablets for the Detroit Fire Department and EMS division to use when responding to medical calls.

  • $50,000 from the Hudson Webber Foundation to provide funding for the staff of Ceasefire Detroit. Ceasefire is a community-based violence prevention partnership aimed to reduce gun violence among some of the most violent gangs in Detroit.

  • $45,000 from the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Michigan to help expand Children in Trauma Intervention (CITI) Camp. CITI Camp is a research-based prevention and intervention program that fosters a safer school and community environment.

  • $40,000 from Chemical Bank to provide funding for the Detroit Police Department to compete in the Baker to Vegas Road Race, a 120-mile law enforcement race which starts in Baker, California and ends in Las Vegas, Nevada. The run promotes wellness, morale and teamwork and 2018 was the first year DPD competed.

  • $20,000 from the DMC Guild, along with a matched $20,000 donation from the Detroit Medical Center, to provide a total of 2,000 tactical tourniquet kits to Detroit Police Officers as part of their “Stop the Bleed” campaign.

  • $32,858 donated from the DMC Guild for The Sisterhood Program. The Sisterhood is a mentoring program for young girls in Detroit.

  • $25,000 donated for The Home Depot for renovations at Engine 17. In addition to the goods, Home Depot provided volunteers and two days of labor on the renovations.

  • $25,000 donated from Jet Blue for the Sisterhood Program. DPD was selected out of a national competition based on a video submitted.

  • $15,000 Motorola Solutions Foundation provided funding for DPD’s Peer Support Team to receive Advanced Training

  • $12,500 from Comerica Bank to support The Sisterhood Program. Comerica was one of the first funders to provide financial backing for this program.

  • Received 278 pet oxygen kits donated for the Detroit Fire Department to save animals rescued from burning homes.

  • Received 6 bikes from the PNC Foundation for the Downtown Services Precinct

Snapshot of 2017 Accomplishments


  • $100,000 - Drive To Thrive grant by the GM Foundation providing driver’s education training in Detroit schools

  • $7,000 Heroes and Helpers Shopping Events at Target - Detroit students shop with police and fire heroes for back-to-school and holiday items

  • Houston Hurricane Relief Fund - Secured more than $35,500 in donations and in-kind gifts for the Detroit Police Drive for Houston’s first-responders

  • Ceasefire Program - funding from the Skillman Foundation, Hudson Webber and the DOJ goes through the Detroit Public Safety Foundation

  • Crisis Intervention Training for the Detroit Fire Department’s Corp of Chaplains

  • $10,000 from Hartford Insurance for the Junior Fire Marshal Program for fire safety education 

  • Funded DPD's Sergeant Santa and DFD's Arson Adopt-A-Family holiday community outreach campaigns

Detroit Public Safety Foundation

1301 3rd Street, Suite 547

Detroit, MI 48226 

Office: 313-628-2169

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