The Oakland Police Foundation was created in 2002 by an endowment from an Oakland police officer who served in the 1950’s. Until 2013, the investment proceeds from the $1.3 million endowment have served as the sole source of funds for grant making. The needs of the officers and the at-risk youth of Oakland far exceed the available funds. The Foundation needs to, and will with your help, become a major source of funding for effective programs serving these two key groups. Programs that make our police officers safe and effective, citizens safe and working in partnership with our officers, and most importantly Oakland a desirable city in which to live and work. Once we are safe, the path is open to thrive. We envision a future where:
- Oakland citizens, police officers, and visitors are safe;
- The Oakland Police Department provides high-quality services and functions effectively as an organization; and
- Oakland residents have strong, positive relationships with the Oakland Police Department and its officers.
Our mission is to promote public safety by supporting and providing critical resources for the Oakland Police Department and engaging community organizations and citizens as partners in support of our police officers and their work.
Board & Staff
The Oakland Police Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization consisting of residents, business owners and civic leaders committed to building a safe community.
|Gregory Brown||Chairman||Partner in Oakland Law Firm|
|Dennis Purpura||Vice Chairman||Retired Sales Executive|
|Karen Lu||Treasurer||Accountant at Oakland Police Department|
|Craig Chew||Secretary||Assistant Chief of Alameda DA Investigators|
|Oliver Cunningham||President||Oakland Deputy Chief of Police|
|Jake Bassett||Vice President||Executive Board Member at OPOA|
|Douglas Butler||Director||Acts Gospel Church Director, Cypress Mandela Training Center|
|Tom Henderson||Director||Business Developer in Oakland|
|Mary Boergers||Director||Retired State Senator from Maryland|
|Geoff Collins||Retired||RLI Commercial Surety|
|JDavid Downing||Deputy Chief||Oakland Police Department|