WHY WE ARE HERE
The Indy Public Safety Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization that was founded by motivated civic leaders in order to assist the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety in it's mission. These civic leaders believe that public safety is the cornerstone of a strong, economically viable Indianapolis.
There are multiple challenges facing Public Safety that will benefit from the Foundation’s existence. Broadly speaking, there are needs for organizational and management enhancement as well as direct support of the thousands of front-line first responders in our city. By using the time, talent, and treasure model of philanthropy, the Foundation provides a vehicle for the large number of talented community leaders, businesses, academic institutions, and regular citizens eager to contribute to public safety in Indianapolis.
The Foundation is initially focusing its efforts on:
The mission of the Indy Public Safety Foundation (the Foundation) is to enhance the safety and quality of life in the greater Indianapolis community by leveraging individual and business financial and in-kind contributions to strategically support outcomes-based, community-driven efforts to address public safety issues and the first responders who serve our city as part of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety.
We envision the greater Indianapolis community as the safest large city in the United States, where all citizens enjoy a very high quality of life. We believe that strong and comprehensive public safety is essential for a robust economic environment to exist and thrive.
The Foundation carries out it’s mission to serve the community and first responders of the following DPS agencies: Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Indianapolis Fire Department, Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, Indianapolis Animal Care & Control, Division of Homeland Security, Mayor’s Office of Re-Entry and Public Safety Communications.