The Los Angeles Police Relief and Assistance Foundation (LAPRAF) was formed to provide financial assistance and other support to active and retired officers and their families that, through no fault of their own, find themselves in dire financial circumstances.

The foundation was officially established in November 2007 by LAPRA in order to better assist the men and women of the LAPD and their families when there are serious needs beyond the resources of LAPRA.

For the foundation to reach its full potential, we need to reach out to our members for their continued support. All active and retired members are encouraged to donate. Here are a few easy ways to make a donation:

  • Contribute a small ongoing amount through a deduction from your paycheck.
  • Make a tax deductible direct donation to the foundation.
  • Add the foundation as a beneficiary to your trust or will.

 If you would like to assign LAPRAF as a benefactor, please contact Diane Whisnant at or call (213) 674-3724.

LAPRAF Scholarship Program

The LAPRAF awards five $10,000 scholarships to graduating seniors for the fall school term. Scholarships are disbursed over a four year period at $2,500 per school year. The application period for 2021 scholarships is going on now through May 15, 2021.



Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be high school seniors at the time they apply. Applications and the most recently available school transcripts must be submitted no later than May 15, 2021.
  • Students must have achieved at least a 2.5 GPA in high school.
  • Students must have a parent or a legal guardian who is a member of the Los Angeles Police Relief Association (LAPRA).

Continuing Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must maintain full-time student staus at an accredited college or university (9 units or more) and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA.
  • Proof of continued full-time student status and GPA will be required at the beginning of each school year. The necessary information shall be submitted to the LAPRA office prior to the beginning of each school year.

Students' scholarship funding will permanently cease if they:

  • Drop out of college unless it is for a valid emergency (as determined by the scholarship committee);
  • Enter into the United States military forces; or
  • Are arrested and convicted of a felony.


Have Questions?

Contact a LAPRA Benefits Representative at 213-674-3701 or 888-252-7721 or send an email to