Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc

• Backing up Boca’s Finest by funding the latest technology and training to enhance the safety of our community.

Boca Raton, FL   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc

EIN: 45-4714038


The Boca Raton Police Foundation exists to support the Boca Raton Police Department through the acceptance, management and disbursement of tax-deductible gifts and contributions to enhance the safety of our community and the effectiveness of our Police Department.

While the City provides the essential equipment that our officers need, the BRPF looks to provide them with the newest and most up-to-date equipment, software, hardware and training that cannot readily be provided through public sector funds in order to remain a highly progressive law enforcement agency.

The funding that the BRPF provides directly improves public safety, impacts officer readiness, and enhances our quality of life. We are passionately dedicated to ensuring that Boca Raton remains a safe city.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Debbie Levine

Main address

6800 Broken Sound Parkway Suite 200

Boca Raton, FL 33487 USA

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Subject area info


Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms


Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Currently, the Boca Raton Police Department (BRPD) has 217 officers and an annual budget of approximately $65 million. But with over 96% of its budget devoted to personnel and operations, the Department has little financial flexibility in an era in which the threats facing our community are growing and becoming more complex.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?


We support innovation in equipment and technology to help the BRPD keep up with evolving crime trends and ensure we have a modern police force, equipped to tackle today’s challenges as well as tomorrow’s concerns.

We play a critical role in the specialized training and education of BRPD officers and civilian staff and ensure department personnel have the most advanced strategies and cutting-edge tactics for policing in the 21st Century.

Population(s) Served

We are proud to support projects, activities, events and programs that strengthen cooperative relationships between the BRPD and the community it serves in order to foster partnerships that enhance communication, trust, and public safety.

We want our officers to feel supported by their community. Therefore, BRPF supports activities that promote camaraderie between the Foundation and department.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We are grateful for the invaluable service of K-9s to the BRPD and our community and want to ensure the K-9s have health and comfort in their retirement. We recognize the burden borne by officers who choose to care for retired K-9s and provide financial assistance accordingly.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of community events or trainings held and attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Age groups

Related Program

Community Outreach

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

In 2020, the pandemic caused the cancellation of in-person community events. In November and December two virtual community events were held.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The BRPF is aiming to enhance the BRPD’s ability to acquire the newest and most up-to-date equipment, technology and training and fund community outreach programs that improve public safety, impact officer readiness, and enhance our quality of life.

By adding in citizen and business-based support for key initiatives, like the Foundation, it greatly accelerates the Department’s ability to make progress quickly and to provide better quality service to residents.

We look to enhance the BRPD’s ability to acquire the newest and most up-to-date equipment, technology and training and fund community outreach programs that improve public safety, impact officer readiness, and enhance our quality of life in Boca Raton.

The dovetails with 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.

Our strategy includes engaging corporations, businesses, individuals, foundations, and other philanthropic organizations to partner with us in our fundraising efforts.

The Boca Raton Police Foundation is led by an Executive Director with over 30 years of fundraising experience and connections to community stakeholders. Each year, the executive director works with board members to develop a fund development strategy to strengthen and diversify funding sources, cultivates relationships with volunteers and key donors such as individuals, foundations, and corporations, and leverages community resources and collaborations to secure gifts.

We were established in late 2013 and began operating in 2015. Our expansion over the last eight years has been phenomenal. Every year, we increase the number of donors, social media followers, and reach our fundraising goal.

We were able to make our first gift to the BRPD in 2016. The amount we have been able to give has increased year after year. To date, we have approved 74 items and program to the police department totaling $810,058.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 142.87 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 37.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 12% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $123,632 $69,482 $72,998 $38,788 $15,074
As % of expenses 80.4% 38.6% 47.0% 12.5% 5.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $123,632 $69,482 $72,998 $38,788 $15,074
As % of expenses 80.4% 38.6% 47.0% 12.5% 5.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $277,420 $249,465 $223,075 $349,243 $291,758
Total revenue, % change over prior year 30.8% -10.1% -10.6% 56.6% -16.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.2% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 99.3% 93.5% 99.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.7% 0.4% 0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $153,788 $179,983 $155,480 $310,455 $276,684
Total expenses, % change over prior year 2.4% 17.0% -13.6% 99.7% -10.9%
Personnel 66.9% 61.6% 74.2% 38.0% 44.6%
Professional fees 4.8% 5.2% 6.4% 1.7% 0.9%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 15.7% 24.6% 0.2% 54.7% 48.2%
All other expenses 12.6% 8.7% 19.2% 5.6% 6.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $153,788 $179,983 $155,480 $310,455 $276,684
One month of savings $12,816 $14,999 $12,957 $25,871 $23,057
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $21,479 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $166,604 $194,982 $168,437 $357,805 $299,741

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 20.1 21.8 32.5 16.9 19.7
Months of cash and investments 20.1 21.8 32.5 16.9 19.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 20.1 21.8 30.8 16.9 19.7
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $257,694 $327,062 $421,539 $438,476 $453,550
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.2% 0.1% 5.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $0 $0 $399,688 $438,476 $453,550
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $257,208 $326,690 $399,688 $438,476 $453,550

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Debbie Levine

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Boca Raton Police Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Marc Bell

Marc Bell Capital

Board co-chair

Jeff Hollander

Brian Altschuler

Lynn Aronberg

Jeff Bolender

Dave Croskey

Nicole Flier

Jay Katari

Richard Kendall

Brian Kessler

Jennifer Kessler

Ryan Leeds

Andrew Queen

Jeffrey Queen

Carrie Rubin

Adam Sandow

James Silver

Bob Tucker

Barbara Cipriano

Craig Ehrnst

John McAvoy

Alan Rose

Mike Soroker

Joel Schneider

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/28/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


No data

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/28/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.