IMPACT

Mission

The National Football League Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football. The NFL Foundation - in conjunction with the 32 NFL Clubs - supports the health, safety and wellness of athletes across all levels, including youth football and the communities that support our game.

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Our Board of directors

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Grant Programs

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Player Matching Youth & High School Football Grants

  • Youth Football
  • Matching Grants

Supports former and current NFL players through financial matching and coach support grants to high schools and youth football programs.

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Player Matching Social Justice Grant

  • Social Justice

This grant is designed to provide nonprofit organizations with 1:1 match funding of up to $5,000 on behalf of a current or former NFL player in the arena of social justice. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to receive up to TWO (2) of these grants in fiscal 2020.

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NFL Team Program 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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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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Original Towns Grant

  • Youth Football

Nearly 100 years after the National Football League was born in Canton, Ohio, the NFL is celebrating the 13 communities that were home to the 14 teams of its inaugural season.

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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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Super Bowl High School Honor Roll Grant

  • Youth Football

This grant program is available for players who played in the most recent Super Bowl

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Don Shula NFL High School Football Coach of the Year

  • Youth Football

The Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year award honors high school football coaches that display the integrity, achievement, and leadership exemplified by the winningest coach in NFL history, Don Shula. The Don Shula Award winner receives $10,000 and his High School football program is awarded $15,000.

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NFL YET Grant Program

  • Youth Football

Youth Education Towns (YETs) are the education enrichment centers that serve as legacies in Super Bowl host cities. This program supports established YETs in cities across the country.

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2.6 Million Impacted
45+ Programs
365 Fields Built
$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 2018 Social Responsibility Annual Report here.