NFL provides $100,000 in Pro Bowl grants
to Hawaiian non-profit organizations
The NFL's commitment to the state of Hawaii extends beyond the Pro Bowl. Twenty-six Hawaiian non-profit organizations will benefit from $100,000 as part of the NFL Charities Pro Bowl Grant Program, the NFL announced Thursday.
For more than a decade, NFL Charities has provided grants to Hawaiian-based non-profit organizations focused on youth education, health and physical fitness.
The organizations awarded grants are:
» After-School All-Stars Hawaii
» Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui
» Children's Alliance of Hawaii, Inc.
» Diversity Activities National Association
» Family Programs Hawaii
» Friends of the Library of Hawaii
» Friends of the Missing Child Center - Hawaii
» Hale Kipa, Inc.
» Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation
» Hawaii Council on Economic Education
» Hawaiian Kamali'i, Inc.
» Honolulu Armed Services YMCA
» HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support)
» KAMP Hawaii, Inc.
» Make A Wish, Hawaii, Inc.
» Making Dreams Come True, Valley of Rainbows
» Marimed Foundation
» Pacific Big Boyz Conference
» Pacific Islands Athletic Alliance
» Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii
» South Maui Sharks
» Special Olympics Hawaii
» Waikiki Community Center
» Waikiki Health Center
» YMCA of Honolulu
» Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Oahu
NFL Charities is a non-profit organization created by the 32 member clubs of the National Football League to enable the teams to collectively make grants to charitable and worthwhile causes on a national scale. Since its inception, NFL Charities has granted more than $120 million to more than 640 different organizations. NFL Charities' primary funding categories include: sports-related medical research and education grants; player foundation grants in support of the philanthropic work of current and former NFL players; impact grants to support national youth health and fitness education initiatives as part of a league-wide commitment to fight childhood obesity; financial assistance for former NFL players in need via direct support to the NFL Player Care Foundation; team program grants which supplement the charitable and community activities of the 32 NFL clubs.
NFL Giving encompasses the many ways that the National Football League, including its clubs, owners and players, strengthen communities nationwide. While representing the NFL's heritage of community commitment and charitable engagement, NFL Giving encourages long-term health and wellness in communities; fosters community citizenship and philanthropy; advances sports-related medical research and education; and supports the health and well being of our former NFL players.
In addition to League-wide community support programs as well as charitable dollars allocated by the 32 NFL teams and owners to community initiatives nationwide, several non-profit foundations support the NFL Giving initiative including NFL Charities, the NFL Youth Football Fund, NFL Disaster Relief Fund and NFL Player Care Foundation.