NYC Police Foundation marks 50th anniversary with $1M grant to police precincts

Each precinct will receive up to $20,000 to fund, create and expand community and summer youth initiatives, wellness programs and prevention and enrichment based projects.

News 12 Staff

Jun 8, 2021, 9:50 PM

Updated 1,048 days ago

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The New York City Police Foundation marked its 50th anniversary Tuesday with a $1 million grant to help fund precincts across the city.
Each precinct will receive up to $20,000 to fund, create and expand community and summer youth initiatives, wellness programs and prevention and enrichment based projects.
Detective Tanya Duhaney was among the first group of recipients to receive a grant to fund her Camping in the Park program, which will provide a day for fun for children living in shelters.
“It’s going to be $8,000 to provide food and giveaways for the event,” Duhaney says.
Detective Fred Washington says he was excited to get funding for his Men of Honor Father's Day event in the Bronx that he will host with hip-hop legend Grandmaster Caz.
“We are all going to come together as one and strengthen the community to show police aren't here to be the enemy, we are here to be friends and work with the community,” Washington says. “Music has always bridged that gap, it can bring us closer to together to bridge that gap in the relationship.”
The New York City Police Foundation was created to support current and fallen officers, and to provide resources to help the NYPD strengthen its relationship with community.
This is the first time the foundation awarded each police precinct with a grant. More than 175 submissions were submitted for funding.


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