The Gastonia Police Foundation (GPF) is an INDEPENDENT, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization formed to provide resources to the Gastonia Police Department to support innovation and excellence in policing and ensure officers have the support necessary to perform at their highest level to make Gastonia the safest city in the region.
The GPF board is governed by a volunteer board of directors comprised of business leaders, community leaders, and local residents with a desire to help support the Gastonia police officers that work tirelessly to protect and serve the city of Gastonia.
GPF raises private funds from the community to provide grants for the Gastonia Police Department; it’s officers and community relations to fund projects and initiatives not funded by the City budget. The funds are supplemental in nature, and are not recurring. Donations to GPF are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. GPF depends entirely on the generosity of corporations, businesses, individuals, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations to support its operations and grant program. No public funds or tax dollars are accepted for its operations or programming. GPF works closely with the Gastonia Police Department Chief of Police to ensure a transparent, fair and appropriate allocation of grant funds to meet priority needs of the police department and its officers and employees.