NFL Foundation Grant Supports Local Charitable Projects

As it does every year, the NFL seeks to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl host city with a financial donation. This year, the NFL Foundation provided a $1 million grant to the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee’s Snowflake Youth Foundation to fund charitable projects throughout New York and New Jersey to provide children with places to be active and healthy.  This grant was matched by the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee for a total of $2 million.


Many of the refurbishment projects have focused on areas that suffered major damage as a result of Hurricane Sandy.


The NY/NJ Snowflake Youth Foundation ( is a 501c3 created by the NY/NJ Host Committee to carry out the charitable legacy work done annually by the NFL Foundation and the local Host Committee.


A list of all projects being funded in part by the NFL Foundation’s $1 million grant is below. For more information on these projects, click here.

  • The Sandy Ground –  Playground Builds
    • The Sandy Ground is a project designed to memorialize the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings as well as to benefit communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy by building 26 playgrounds in areas, one for each Sandy Hook victim, where play areas were destroyed during the hurricane. Three playgrounds were constructed using funds from the NFL Foundation:
      • Bridgeport, CT, built in memory of Josephine Gay
      • Belmar, NJ, built in memory of Avielle Richman
      • Roxbury, NY, built in memory of Mary Sherlach
  • BCAC Shamrocks Heads Up Football League – Youth Football Equipment Donation (Broad Channel, Queens)  
  • Boys and Girls Club Central Ward – Renovation (Newark, NJ)
  • Boys and Girls High School – Football Field Refurbishment (Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn)
  • Caven Point Field – Refurbishment (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Educational Alliance Boys & Girls Club – Indoor/Outdoor Play Area Refurbishment(Lower East Side, Manhattan)
  • Hammel Community Center – Refurbishment (Far Rockaway, Queens) 
  • Highlands Recreation Center – Restoration (Highlands, NJ)
  • Kipps Bay Boys & Girls Club Field – Restoration (Bronx)
  • Mahoney Playground – Refurbishment (Staten Island)  
  • Rahway Community Action Center – Playroom Build (Rahway, NJ)
  • Sayreville Leprechauns Heads Up Football League – Youth Football Equipment Donation (Sayreville, NJ)
  • TEAM Charter School – Turf Football Field Build (Newark, NJ)
  • YCS George Washington School – Gym Refurbishment (Hackensack, NJ)