Organizations We Support

Foundation for Upland Police Officer Assistance

This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. This corporation is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Law of the State of California exclusively for charitable or public purposes. The general purpose of this corporation is to have and exercise all rights and powers conferred on nonprofit corporations under the laws of California, provided that this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or exercise any powers that are not in furtherance of the primary purposes of this corporation.

 
The specific public and charitable purposes for which the corporation is to provide support to Upland Police Department sworn officers and their family members occur in the case of an officer’s death, injury, or catastrophic illness. Specifically, the Foundation for Upland Police Officers Assistance will aid as needed and approved by the Board of Directors in the following:
 
·         Medical care and treatment of the officer’s injury or catastrophic illness
·         Support immediate family members during financial hardship who are directly involved in the care and treatment of the officer’s illness or injury
·         Expenses incurred as a result of the officer’s death
·         Financial hardship due to a family medical condition that inhibits the officer’s ability to serve and protect the citizens of the City of Upland
 

Holiday Miracle

The Holiday Miracle benefits needy and neglected children from Upland. This event was created to build a positive relationship between law enforcement and the children of our community. Uniformed Upland Police Officers volunteer their time and take a child shopping for Christmas gifts at local participating Upland stores. The children are recommended to participate by social agencies, school employees, and family shelters.

Torch Run

"The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics®" is an actual running event in which peace officers and athletes run the "Flame of Hope" to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions.  For more than 20 years, members of both the Upland Police Department and Upland POA have proudly participated in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. This annual event involves Law Enforcement agencies throughout the state carrying the torch in a run which culminates with the opening of the California Special Olympics.  The Upland Police Department picks up the torch at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Grove from deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Rancho Cucamonga station. The officers run about four miles with the torch to the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Monte Vista where they hand it off to officers of the Claremont Police Department.