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"Every Sunday in the Fall we do everything we can to win. All year long, we do everything we can to support our community."

The San Francisco 49ers Foundation is the non-profit community funding extension of the San Francisco 49ers. Now in its 22nd 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 $23 million to support non-profits, including $3.3 million in 2013. Keep up with the 49ers Foundation at http://49ersfoundation.com/ 

Signature Fundraising Programs

Each year the 49ers Foundation hosts several fundraising events to support the Foundation’s mission:

Touchdown For Kids Program

There is even more of a reason to celebrate the 49ers on-field success in 2013. 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 number increased to $500,000.  For 2013, beneficiaries include: 49ers Academy, Breakthrough Silicon Valley, East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Project, Juma Ventures, Navy Seal Foundation – Family Support Program and Silicon Valley Education Foundation. Join us in celebrating the philanthropic impact of our on field success in 2013!  To add your support, please visit:  http://tinyurl.com/pbwfheu.

49ers Foundation Winter Fest

Since its inception in 2001, the 49ers Foundation Winter Fest weekend has been one of the premier fundraising events for the 49ers Foundation. Squaw Valley comes alive during the three-day event which includes 49ers coaching Chalk Talks; mingling with the coaches, players, ownership and alumni; family activities such as cupcake tasting, snow-lympics and skiing, ice skating, and curling with Olympians;  silent and live auctions; cooking demonstrations; wine tasting featuring over 20 vintners from the Napa Valley region; live music and great food. Over the past 13 years, this event has raised $10.85 million.

Hedge Funds Care

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.

Hillsborough Concours d'Elegance

The 57th Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance will be hosted on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at the Crystal Springs Golf Course in Burlingame, CA from 10 AM – 4 PM. Beneficiaries include the Hillsborough Schools Foundation, the 49ers Foundation and  Autism  Speaks. Featured marque is Aston Martin, elegant British sports and performance cars that celebrate their centenary this year. Other special displays among more than 220 classic, collectible and rare motor cars on the Crystal Springs greens are a selection of coachwork cars from the Italian House of Zagato, an evolutionary panorama of Chevrolet Corvettes from 1953 to the present, a collection of vintage British touring and racing motorcycles and some rare 1957 production cars from October, 1956, the year of the first Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance. For information, please visit www.hillsboroughconcours.org.

Black Rock Connectivity & Giving Day

The Black Rock Connectivity & Giving Day is an event dedicated to supporting Black Rock's philanthropic commitment 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.

Organizations Supported by The 49ers Foundation Include:

49ers Academy
After School All Stars
Aim High
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative
Bayview Hunters Point YMCA
Center for Youth Wellness
City Year
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
Summer Search

Grant Process:

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:

  • Land, building or vehicle purchase
  • Endowments
  • Political campaigns
  • Religious organizations (projects to promote religion)
  • Loans of any type
  • Personal scholarships
  • Travel
  • Drives
  • Specific individuals
  • Organizations based outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area

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.

49ers Foundation Board Of Directors & Officers

John York, Co-Chair
Joanne Pasternack, Executive Director, 49ers Foundation
Don Bell, Consultant
Kara Berg, Berg & Berg Enterprises LLC
Robert Fischbach, BlackRock
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.

Player Foundations

    The Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts was created by artist, athlete, and philanthropist Vernon Davis to promote art education and art appreciation among youth from disadvantaged backgrounds. The organization fulfills its mission by providing scholarships to dedicated art students and grants to deserving nonprofit programs who share in their ideals.
    The vision of the Asomugha Foundation:  Quality educational experiences create the tools for spiritual, economic and social empowerment and progress.
    The Anquan Boldin Foundation is dedicated to expanding the educational and life opportunities of underprivileged children.