Now in its 23rd year, the 49ers Foundation supports development programs for underserved youth that keep them “Safe, On Track, and In School." Since 1992, the Foundation has donated $30.6 million to support non-profits, contributing $4.6 million in 2014, including a $1 million grant to launch the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute at Cabrillo Middle School.
The 49ers Foundation annual Winter Fest event at the Resort at Squaw Creek continues to expand and shatter records, this year raising over $2 million for the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute. The weekend entails a series of fun family festivities, interacting with 49ers players, coaches, ownership and Olympians, wine tasting from renowned wineries, as well as silent and live auctions and live entertainment.
Pasta Bowl provides an opportunity for faithful fans and sponsors to mingle with the 49ers 90-man roster as players and coaches kick off Training Camp and serve them pasta at what is known as one of the most unique fundraisers across the league.
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.
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.
Beneficiaries include: 49ers Academy, 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Center for Youth Wellness, Fresh Lifelines for Youth, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative and Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
Earlier in the week, San Francisco 49ers guard Alex Boone hosted a BBQ and Levi's stadium tour event for military veterans and their families.