December 8, 2020 Press Release


Nonprofit focuses on public safety, security, and well-being of county residents

BATH, N.Y. – Steuben County Sheriff James Allard announced today the establishment of a nonprofit foundation dedicated to promoting cooperation and partnership between law enforcement and the Steuben County community.

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Foundation will provide targeted support to sustain programs, services, and public outreach; and collaborate with charitable organizations to promote the safety, security, and well-being of the Steuben County community. Through donations and fundraising, the Foundation seeks to help address a growing community need among the challenges faced by established public funding mechanisms.

“The Foundation will be a resource for the community, helping bridge the gap between the increasing need for services and assistance at a time when local governments are stretched thin,” Allard said. “We also look forward to working with local nonprofit groups towards common goals of meeting the needs of Steuben County residents.”

The Foundation is managed by a board of directors, with a focus on four pillars:

  1. Public Safety Equipment. Provide targeted funding for essential equipment that provide public safety benefits not provided in the Steuben County budget.
  2. Public Safety Services. Provide support for an array of Steuben County Sheriff’s programs that promote safety, prevention, and well-being.
  3. Civic Education. Invest in community outreach initiatives that raise awareness of public safety services and encourage career paths in law enforcement and related fields.
  4. Partnership. Collaborate with charitable organizations dedicated to the health, welfare, and safety of Steuben County residents.

The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on contributions and donations to meet funding requests. All contributions are tax deductible. For more information about the Foundation, how to contribute, or to seek a grant, go to: