The San Francisco 49ers Foundation is the non-profit community funding extension of the San Francisco 49ers. Now in its 21st year, the 49ers Foundation supports development programs for underserved youth that keep them, “Safe, On Track, and In School." The San Francisco 49ers are promoting RESPECT for schools and community by donating a significant portion of the foundation’s funding toward family violence prevention programs and activities that teach youth leadership and respect. Since 1992, the Foundation has donated over $20 million to support non-profits, including $2.9 million in 2012.
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Each year the 49ers Foundation hosts several fundraising events to support the Foundation’s mission:
There is even more of a reason to celebrate the 49ers on-field success in 2011. With each touchdown, field goal, interception or sack, much needed funding will be directed toward improving the lives of local youth in need via the Taube Family Foundation and Koret Foundation Touchdowns for Kids Program. During the 2011 season, the Taube Family Foundation and the Koret Foundation, via the San Francisco 49ers Foundation, donated $200,000 to support preselected Bay Area charitable organizations. In 2012, the Foundations hope to double this number.
Since its inception in 2001, the Celebrity Winter Fest has been one of the premier fundraising events for the 49ers Foundation. Squaw Valley comes alive during the three-day event which includes a ski race between Olympians and attendees, 49ers coaching Chalk Talks, mingling with the coaches, players, ownership and alumni, silent and live auctions, cooking demonstrations, live music and great wine and food. Since 2001, this event has raised $8.85 million.
The 49ers Foundation partners annually with Hedge Funds Care, an industry alliance formed with the sole mission of raising funds to support the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, to host the West Coast Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit. Since its inception in 1988, Hedge Funds Care has awarded more than 900 grants totaling more than $32M.
Since its inception in 1956, the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance has built and maintained a proud tradition of honoring and celebrating excellence in automotive design and engineering. Each year, the event features 200 of the most celebrated racing and road automobiles. Proceeds from the event benefit the 49ers Foundation, Hillsborough Schools Foundation, and Autism Speaks.
The Black Rock Connectivity & Giving Day is an event dedicated to supporting Balck Rock's philanthropic committment to the community. In 2012, the event raised nearly $1M which, through the partnership with the 49ers Foundation, is donated to local Bay Area charities supporting youth in need.
After School All Stars
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative
Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Center for Youth Wellness
Eastside College Preparatory School
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc.
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Hedge Funds Care
Inn Vision Shelter Network
Mission City Community Fund
San Francisco Police Activities League
Santa Clara Police Athletic League
Santa Clara Schools Foundation
Silicon Valley FACES
Silicon Valley Education Foundation
The Foundation concentrates on supporting 501(c)(3) organizations and programs in the greater Bay Area that are in alignment with the mission of the 49ers Foundation: Keeping kids “Safe, on Track and In School.”
Please be advised that the 49ers Foundation does not fund the following areas:
Grant applications are accepted on an invitation only basis. The 49ers Foundation will not fund any group or organization who in policy or practice promotes unfair discrimination.
John York, Co-Chair
Joanne Pasternack, Executive Director, 49ers Foundation
Don Bell, Consultant
Kara Berg, Berg & Berg Enterprises LLC
Robert Fischbach, iShares
Rick Frisbie, Franklin Templeton Investments
Seth Gersch, Global Indemnity plc
Clothilde Hewlett, Nossaman, LLP
Jan Katzoff, SportsMark Management Group, Ltd.
Mike Latham, iShares
Keena Turner, San Francisco 49ers
Mike Wirth, Chevron Corporation
Thank you to our event sponsors and supporters for your continued commitment to the San Francisco 49ers Foundation.