Our Mission

Our mission is to provide safe and secure living environments for our nation's low-and-moderate income elderly population through the provision and administration of the nationally-acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program. Funded exclusively by the banking industry, the Foundation enables banks a way to earn CRA credit through the sponsorship of this program in senior housing facilities, HUD communities, and Veterans homes in the form of community development loans, CRA-qualified investments, and grants. Read more about SHCPF or download our 2013 annual report.

Positive Community Impact

Crime and abuse against the elderly are constant battles, and the Foundation’s mission of administering the Senior Crimestoppers program to provide safe and secure living environments for all of our nation’s senior housing residents has never been more vital.  It cannot be overstated that there is a positive community impact for the low-and-moderate income senior housing residents who receive a better quality of life when they have safety, security and peace of mind.

Not only does the Foundation impact the lives of senior housing residents, we also impact the community outside of the long-term care industry through the CRA-qualified securities we purchase on behalf of our bank partners. As March 31, 2014 the community impact has reached approximately $134 Million.  These are a few ways the Foundation is impacting communities nationally in a powerful way.

•      2,886 Affordable Rental Housing Units
•      433 Home Mortgages for Low-to-Moderate-Income Families
•      $240,000 in Affordable Healthcare Services
•      $100,000 in Economic Development
•      $15 Million in Statewide Homeownership Programs and Down Payment Assistance
•      $2.7 Million in Job Creation and Small Business Development
•      $25.3 Million to States and Municipalities for services to Low-to-Moderate-Income Families

Foundation Partner News

05/19/15 - National Cooperative Bank Serves Their Community by Protecting Seniors

National Cooperative Bank (NCB) recently joined the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF), and is helping to protect seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program for residents of the Laurels of Hillsboro facility.  With NCB, Senior Housing Crime Prevention and the Laurels partnering together, it will further ensure a safer and even more secure environment for seniors.  More

05/14/15 - Wayne County Bank Proudly Protects Their Seniors in Waynesboro, TN

“Senior Crimestoppers is a way for an administrator to further enhance the lives of the residents they serve.  They all work very hard to provide safe, secure, comfortable living environments and their desire to implement the program is just one more example of this.  Implementing this program does not mean that the facility currently has a crime problem, but that the administrator is proactively finding a way to keep problems from occurring in the future,” said Terry Rooker, president of Senior Crimestoppers.  More

05/13/15 - SHCPF Announces a New CEO

Memphis, TN (May 11, 2015) — The Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation (SHCPF) is proud to announce  that Edward J. Gentry has joined the Foundation as its chairman, president and chief executive officer.  Prior to joining SHCPF, Gentry recently served as executive vice president and chief lending officer for Triumph Bank, a Memphis-based community bank. He also had executive-level positions with National Bank of Commerce and Bancorpsouth, which are also based in Memphis, and has more than 25 years of experience in the community banking and financial industries.  More

04/29/15 - Seacoast Commerce Bank in Glendale, CA is dedicated to Keeping Seniors Safe

“We are extremely grateful to Senior Crimestoppers and the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation for allowing us to participate in this very important and worthwhile cause”, stated Richard M. Sanborn, President & Chief Executive Officer of Seacoast Commerce Bank. "We think it is so important that we are taking on the task of protecting two facilities; one in Glendale and one in Autumn Hill.  More

03/20/15 - Herring Bank is Proud to Protect Seniors in English Village Manor in Altus, OK

“We’re here today to recognize and thank Herring Bank for providing the funding so that everyone associated with English Village Manor will seize all the benefits of the Senior Crimestoppers program. Herring Bank is picking up all the expenses and English Village Manor is receiving the program totally free,” said George Clinard, Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, Vice President.  More

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Transforming Lives

With the support of our partners, the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation transforms the lives of vulnerable nursing home residents. It is hard to overstate the transformative effect a bank can have on the life of an elderly person by removing fear from their lives — fear of neglect, fear of theft, fear of needing equipment and not knowing where to turn.

Marquez Hillard Story
Marquez’ Life changed in a second but with the help of Senior Crimestoppers, his wish came true. More

Carolyn Denny Story
The SHCPF has helped to open the pathways of communication for Carolyn. More

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