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About the Community Investment Grant

The Police Officers Association’s Community Investment Grant is a $5,000 donation to worthwhile neighborhood and community groups throughout San Francisco. Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis to a community nonprofit or neighborhood organization to fund -- based on merit and need -- those projects that foster positive experiences for children and the surrounding community like park equipment, urban beautification, and sports equipment.

Each grant will be awarded to the deserving organization at a community-wide event attended by POA leadership, the recipient organization, community leadership and district supervisors. Previous awardees have included Hunters Point Family and Cayuga Community Connectors, you can read more about them here.

General Requirements
Thank you for submitting a Community Investment Grant proposal to the SF Police Officers Association.

Please ensure you have the following in order to be eligible for a POA community investment grant:

  • Alignment with the POA key funding priorities: 
    • Successful grant applications will address a demonstrated community need, support an organization within San Francisco, and provide an opportunity for community building.
    • Examples include, but are not limited to, playground equipment, community garden needs, neighborhood or community events. 
  • Current status as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, including but not limited to: community advocacy groups, neighborhood associations, and more.
  • A completed IRS W-9 Form confirming your 501(c)3 status will be required upon notification of selection for the grant.
  • Completion of the POA online grant application. The POA will not accept grant proposals in other formats.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The POA will not fund organizations that, in their by-laws, policies or practices, discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or any basis prohibited by applicable law.

Charitable Purposes

POA grants may be used only for charitable purposes and must not be used to promote or oppose any candidate or ballot measure, to advocate any legislative or administrative action, or to personally benefit or compensate any elected official.


Organization point of contact:

Please also include the number of estimated individuals served within the community.
(ie. gym equipment, renovation equipment, operating budget, etc.) Note: less administrative or operational costs are preferred, as we want grant money going directly towards the project.