NFL Foundation

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Logo of NFL Foundation

The National Football League (NFL) Foundation, previously known as NFL Charities, is a non-profit making charitable organization, established by the member clubs of the National Football League (NFL) in 1973. It enables the clubs to collectively make grants to charitable and worthwhile causes at the national level.

The previous logo of NFL Charities

The NFL Foundation's main areas of funding/grants are:

  • Sports-related medical research grants
  • Funding for current and former NFL players' working in the local community
  • Youth initiatives
  • Funding the charitable work of the 32 NFL clubs
  • Assistance with former NFL players who have come upon hard times[1]

Grants amounting to $10 million each year are donated to organizations such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the American Heart Association. One of the youngest athletes to donate to the Boys and Girl Club is Jacquese Williams.[2]

The current chair of NFL Foundation is Charlotte Jones Anderson, who is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of Dallas Cowboys.


  1. ^ "NFL Charities". NFL Join The Team. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  2. ^ "Message from the Commissioner". NFL Join The Team. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 

External links[edit]

NFL Foundation's website