History of San Bernardino Police Foundation

The San Bernardino Police Foundation (SBPF) was formed July 13, 2006.  It remained inactive until the transition from Operation Phoenix Foundation (OPF) to SBPF in September 2013.

According to Operation Phoenix/Police Foundation September 24, 2013, meeting minutes, the Police Foundation “never got off the ground,” and its tax ID number was expired.  At that meeting, Chief Handy proposed combining Operation Phoenix with the Police Foundation and suggested revising bylaws and establishing a new Foundation in December 2013.  The Operation Phoenix Board accepted the suggestion and voted themselves out so new Board members could be appointed.  Kent Paxton, Operation Phoenix Secretary, transferred ownership of Operation Phoenix financial records to the SBPF.

The Police Department applied for a nonprofit designation under the entity name San Bernardino Police Foundation (SBPF) and was approved.  Chief Handy submitted his ideas for a Mission Statement, areas of support, and organizational concepts.  He envisioned the SBPF to be a community-driven Board assisting in different areas, not only with crime intervention and prevention, but supporting the people who work every day at the Police Department by providing a better working environment and helping them achieve a greater level of success, along with a fundraising component to offer crime solving rewards.

  • January 2015


    Shop with a Cop

    Shop with a Cop 2014 accommodated 14 children plus 5 families with 19

  • April 2015

    Charity Baseball Game Fundraiser

    Fontana PD vs SBPD, and Silent Auction


    April 2015

  • May 2015


    Dollars for Dogs

  • November 2015

    Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Country Club


    November 2015

  • November 2015


    Turkey Trot Fundraiser at 66ers Stadium for CERT

  • February 2016

    BNSF Donation Campaign


    February 2016

  • April 2016


    Charity Baseball Game

    Ontario PD vs SBPD, Silent Auction, and 50/50 drawing at 66ers Stadium.

  • May 2016

    CERT Flapjack Fundraiser at Appleby’s


    May 2016

  • July 2016


    CERT Magic Show fundraiser

  • September 2016

    Charity Plane Pull at SBIA

    Police vs Fire


    September 2016

  • October 2016


    Blues, Brews, Badges, and BBQ fundraiser

  • April 2017

    Charity Baseball Game

    SBPD vs SB County Fire


    April 2017

  • May 2017


    First PAL Adventure Camp

    Huge success

  • July 2017

    First Youth Leadership Academy (LEADS)

    Huge success


    July 2017

  • October 2017


    Blues, Brews, Badges, and BBQ

  • November 2017

    Turkey Trot Fundraiser


    November 2017

  • July 2018


    CERT Magic Show Fundraiser

  • October 2018

    Blues, Brews, Badges, and BBQ


    October 2018

  • November 2018


    Turkey Trot Fundraiser

  • October 2019

    Blues, Brews, Badges, and BBQ

    with first time car show at 66ers Stadium


    October 2019

  • November 2019


    Turkey Trot Fundraiser

  • December 2019

    Paws, Hooves, and Kids fundraiser


    December 2019

  • October 2021


    Mounted Golf Tournament