IMPACT

Mission

The National Football League (NFL) Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation and its members, the 32 NFL clubs, support the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities that support our game.

Celebrating 50 years, the NFL Foundation has become one of the leading philanthropic entities in America, contributing to NFL team communities, national and international disaster relief efforts, and societal issues. The league is utilizing this anniversary to amplify the impact of NFL Philanthropy and the progress made by our nonprofit entities.

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Grant Programs

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Player Matching Grants

  • Youth Football
  • Matching Grants

NFL Foundation Player Matching Grants are designed to provide nonprofit organizations or schools and youth football organizations with funding of up to $5,000 per grant, on behalf of a current NFL Player or NFL Legend (i.e., former player) that has contributed to the organization.

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Youth Football Camp Grants

  • Youth Football

Through this program, grants are awarded to free, non-contact youth football clinics and camps organized by current and former NFL players and coaches.

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Player Foundation Grant

  • Matching Grants

Through the Player Foundation Grant program, the NFL Foundation recognizes and supports the charitable work of current and former NFL players' non-profit organizations that either fund and implement programs; or function as grant-making foundations to other charitable organizations.

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Pro Bowl Community Grant

  • Youth Football

Provides grants to Hawaiian nonprofit organizations to benefit the state beyond the Pro Bowl game. Recipient organizations must be dedicated to serving youth in the state of Hawaii.

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NFL Club Community Grants

  • Health & Safety
  • Youth Football
  • Social Justice

Grants are provided to each of the 32 NFL teams to support the implementation of the league’s national initiatives throughout the year in local team markets.

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NFL Club Matching Grants Program

  • Matching Grants

Provides NFL clubs with matching funds to support youth and high school football needs and opportunities in their respective markets.

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Digital Divide Grant

  • Social Justice

The NFL Foundation will provide up to $10,000 per team to address barriers to opportunity in two key areas of social justice impact: the digital divide and mental health. Clubs can address either (or both) of these issues with these funds.

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CPR Grant Program

  • Health & Safety

The CPR Education Grant represents a versatile opportunity to create and further support our nationwide CPR education and AED access. The goal is to prevent fatal outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest among high school athletes.

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Nike Youth Football Grant

  • Health & Safety
  • Youth Football
  • Social Justice
  • Matching Grants

Through an expanded partnership with Nike, the NFL and NFL Foundation are able to provide up to $35,000 per club to activate in a variety of youth and high school spaces.

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NFL High School Football Coach of the Week

  • Youth Football

Provides NFL clubs with funds to recognize local high school coaches who demonstrate hard work and dedication to their football programs.

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2.6 Million Impacted
50+ Programs
643 Fields Built Nationwide
$553 Million Contributed

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Community

Whether it's promoting new youth and high school football safety standards, encouraging active, health living, supporting players' philanthropic efforts, or promoting character education training and programming for young athletes and students alike, the NFL Foundation's impact extends well beyond the game

To learn more about how each club is making a difference in its community - on and off the field - visit their sites by clicking on the logos or visit the NFL’s community page here.

View our 2022 Social Responsibility Annual Report here.