FY 2012 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards

Deadline: March 11, 2012


Grant Description

Promote neighborhood safety and revitalization


Awardees will receive monetary grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000


MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) are partnering for the eleventh year to recognize, sustain and share the work of innovative partnerships between community groups and police to promote neighborhood safety and revitalization.


What this grant does for your agency


Agencies awarded the FY 2012 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards Program receive grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000. Cash grants will be awarded in the following two categories:


  • Neighborhood Revitalization Awards (5 at $20,000-30,000): These awards celebrate exemplary collaboration between community groups and police that yields crime reduction as well as economic development outcomes, such as real estate development, business attraction and job growth.
  • Special Strategy Awards (5 at $15,000): Community and police partners who have achieved significant accomplishments in one of the following areas will receive awards:
    • Applied Technology
    • Aesthetics and Greenspace Improvement
    • Diversity Inclusion & Integration
    • Drug Market Disruption
    • Gang Prevention & Youth Safety
    • Seniors & Safety


Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.


Grant Eligibility


Community organizations, community development corporations, police/sheriff’s departments, community partnerships, Weed & Seed programs and other U.S. DOJ grantees, and collaboratives comprising more than one of these elements. Public agencies (including police departments and public schools) must apply in conjunction with at least one non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that was a leading partner in the collaboration and will serve as a fiscal agent for award funds. U.S.-based applications only.


About MetLife Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)


These awards are sponsored by LISC in partnership with MetLife Foundation. LISC is the nation’s leading community development support organization. Since 1980, it has provided grants, loans and business expertise to community development corporations from one end of the country to the other. LISC established the Community Safety Initiative (CSI) in 1994 to help neighborhood-based community development groups develop alliances with police departments to combat persistent crime and disorder problems. MetLife Foundation, a long-time supporter of LISC’s community development work, showed its confidence in and commitment to the CSI model early, by making a leadership grant to launch the program. MetLife Foundation’s consistent support of CSI since that time has facilitated the national expansion of the program and the sharing of best-practice strategies in community safety.


Grant Deadline


Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Sunday, March 11, 2012.




Apply for the FY 2012 MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Awards Program (PDF)