The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, charitable organization that helps underprivileged children through such programs as Shop with a Cop, and supports law enforcement by covering, for example, the cost of a new dog for the Canine Unit. The Foundation also enhances deputy safety by subsidizing new equipment that might otherwise be unattainable. In addition, the Foundation assists PBSO employees during times of need.
The Foundation is run by a volunteer board of local leaders who connect private sector dollars with public safety solutions. As the authorized organization to raise funds on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office, the Foundation serves as a vehicle for tax-deductible gifts and grants from individuals, businesses and philanthropies. Emphasis is placed on community improvement and involvement.
Law enforcement foundations are neither new nor unique. There are foundations all around the country that benefit a multitude of agencies. They come out of the reality that good law enforcement is not cheap, and budgets rarely keep up with what is needed to serve and protect at the highest level. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation is focused on complementing the policing strategies of the Sheriff’s Office to ensure a high level of service to everyone who lives in, works in and visits Palm Beach County.
Palm Beach County is the size of Delaware, with a population of about 1.5 million residents and one of the largest Sheriff’s Offices in the country. Supporting the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Foundation is a rewarding way to positively impact this large, diverse community we call home. Any contribution is appreciated and is tax-deductible.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Thank you.