The 49ers Foundation harnesses football to educate and empower Bay Area Youth through a collective of innovative and community-focused strategies. From award-winning STEAM education and nationally recognized youth football programs, to impactful community partnerships with leading non-profits, we are tirelessly dedicated to inspiring the confidence and collaboration our youth need to tackle what is possible.

Grant Process:

The Foundation concentrates on supporting 501(c)(3) organizations and programs that are in alignment with the mission of the 49ers Foundation, to educate and empower Bay Area youth.

Please be advised that the 49ers Foundation does not fund the following areas:

Land, building or vehicle purchase


Political campaigns

Religious organizations (projects to promote religion)

Loans of any type

Personal scholarships



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.

As a 501c3 nonprofit (tax ID #77-0287514), donations to the 49ers Foundation are tax-deductible