MLS Clubs: Community
Chicago Fire Foundation
The Chicago Fire's goal on the field is to play hard and win. Its goal off the field is to contribute to the quality of life in Chicago and its surrounding communities. Through the Chicago Fire Foundation, the Fire is able to give back to the community by developing programs that reach out to Chicagoland's community. Since 1998, the Chicago Fire Foundation, the charitable arm of the Chicago Fire Major League Soccer team, has made significant contributions to enhance the lives of disadvantaged youth throughout Chicagoland. Each year, the Chicago Fire Foundation renews its commitment to improve the quality of life for youth and communities throughout Chicagoland by promoting health and wellness, education and the environment. The Foundation also supports organizations that share this vision so as to further extend the investment needed to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our children. The Chicago Fire Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps the Chicago Fire contribute to the community through grants and contributions. With great pride, the Foundation has contributed more than $1.5 million to the Chicagoland community since its inception in 1998. This outstanding achievement gives the Chicago Fire Foundation even more reason to set its sights on grander projects for the future. Learn more.
Fundacion Chivas de Corazon USA
Fundacion Chivas de Corazon USA proudly operates a number of special programs including the unique HEART Soccer Camps initiative, a program that brings the joy of soccer to children with special needs. During year one, hundreds of children facing a variety of health, developmental and emotional challenges enjoyed the series of camps where specially trained coaching staff and volunteers led them through a day filled with soccer and fun. Another successful piece of the Foundation's efforts is the long-standing ChivaKids program that, year after year, allows close to 40,000 under-privileged children and families to attend Chivas USA home games. Through the generous support of team friends and donors, non-profit groups, children and families from all over Southern California experience the excitement of Chivas USA soccer games that they would otherwise not be able to attend. Learn more.
Kroenke Sports Charities
Kroenke Sports Charities works to fill the needs of our community through support of education and recreation initiatives for under-served children and families. Kroenke Sports Charities supports children and families throughout Colorado. We pledge our resources to help fill the needs of many through support of education and recreation initiatives, appearances and sports clinics by players and coaches, donations of autographed merchandise and tickets and the gift of service by our employees. Learn more.
Columbus Crew Foundation
The Crew Soccer Foundation utilizes soccer as a vehicle to serve at-risk youth through education, field development and healthy lifestyles. Our core areas of philanthropic focus are: literacy and scholarships; soccer field creation, refurbishment and programming in underserved communities; and heart disease risk and prevention, concussion awareness and childhood obesity. Learn more.
United for D.C.
The United for D.C. mission is to champion education, health and recreational programs and events that serve disadvantaged youth of greater Washington, DC by engaging resources and skills of D.C. United and our community. Our objective is to focus on reading and literacy as well as healthy lifestyles and life skills initiatives. Founded in 2002, United for D.C. is a 501(c)3 organization committed to supporting programs and organizations that help us achieve our mission. Over the years, we have donated thousands of volunteer hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars while touching the lives of countless children. Learn more.
FC Dallas Foundation
The FC Dallas Foundation is focused in three areas: build future soccer professionals; promote healthy, active children; and support disadvantaged youth. We would like to build Future Soccer Professionals by offering referee scholarships to teens ages 14 to 18. The FC Dallas Foundation seeks to Promote Healthy, Active Children by our involvement with fitness initiatives aimed at spotlighting childhood obesity. The FC Dallas Foundation is committed to Supporting Disadvantaged Youth through activities such as Kicks for Kids, the FC Dallas Community Clinics and Community Development through Field Development. Learn more.
Dynamo Charities is the charitable arm of the Houston Dynamo. We believe in using the power of the Dynamo and the sport of soccer to support our community. Dynamo Charities enhances lives through a variety of programs and initiatives. Focus areas include: Childhood obesity prevention through physical fitness, nutrition education and healthy lifestyle enrichment activities; college or continuing education scholarships for high school athletic program participants; and strengthening our communities through support to social service organizations and schools with emphasis on disease education prevention. Our mission statement is to utilize the sport of soccer and the resources of the Dynamo organization for the enhancement of a higher quality of life for the people in the greater Houston area. Learn more.
LA Galaxy Foundation
The Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to helping children through education, health and soccer based initiatives and programs. With your support, the LA Galaxy Foundation will continue to support organizations and activities dedicated to encouraging, educating and empowering the children in our community. Learn more.
Since 1993, the Montreal Impact is actively involved in the community and has development partnerships with various organizations over the years. The team supports and encourages causes that revolve primarily around the well-being and development of children. The Impact has opted to support and encourage causes that revolve primarily around the quality of life for children by addressing needs in the fields of leisure, health and education. Learn more.
New England Revolution
New England Revolution Charitable Foundation
The purpose of the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation is to assist a variety of charitable organizations and programs by supporting their educational, family and health initiatives. In particular, the Revolution will attempt to target our activities specifically towards youth programs and programs with close ties to the game of soccer. The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation is the nonprofit organization through which the Revolution support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. This support comes in the form of both direct grants and in-kind donations of tickets and Revolution memorabilia used at charity fundraisers and through a select number of player appearances at charity functions and educational programs. Learn more.
New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls support the community through the Kicks for Kids program, player appearances and donations.The Kicks for Kids programs began in 1996 in an effort to assist Major League Soccer teams with reaching out to various local charities that serve at-risk and disadvantaged children. The New York Red Bulls also offer the opportunity to meet your favorite New York Red Bulls players at various community and youth soccer events through the tri-state areas. The New York Red Bulls make numerous donations each month to non-profit organizations across the tri-state area in order to assist non-profit organizations holding an event to benefit your cause. Learn more.
Philadelphia Union Foundation
The Philadelphia Union Foundation provides opportunities for children through the power of relationships to offer transformational change in the areas of education, community, health and recreation. The Philadelphia Union Foundation believes the 21st century presents enormous challenges to youth in our cities. The Foundation will use soccer as a conduit for change by reinforcing the traditional family values of honesty, integrity, effort and accountability. It is our aim to have a positive impact on these children with respect to their character development, academic performance and physical well-being. We want to help develop the young children of today as potential soccer players, but more importantly as people with healthy minds and bodies. Learn more.
Portland Timbers Community Fund
The Portland Timbers Stand Together mission is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in our region through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving. The Portland Timbers Community Fund (PTCF), an advised fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, supports charitable, non-profit organizations that are registered as 501(c)3 with tax-exempt status from the IRS and are located within one of the four surrounding counties of the Portland metro area; Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark County in SW Washington.Grant seeking organizations must fall under one of the following areas of focus: youth education, youth sports, youth health and fitness, environmental awareness and activism with youth and families. Learn more.
Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake
Real Salt Lake supports the community through appearances from players and their mascot, Leo the Lion, as well as donation requests. Real Salt Lake also established the Heroes Among Us program that honors everyday people who have made a positive impact to improve the lives of others. Learn more.
San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund
Now in its fifth season, the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund was created to facilitate and support programs that produce positive change for children and families in our commnity with an emphasis on health and fitness. We strive to cultivate the game of soccer within the diverse communities of Northern California and promote unity through sport. Our major community outreach programs include: Kicks for Kids, Get Earthquakes Fit, the Xfinity Soccer Clinic Series and our BAAST Scholarship Program. Learn more.
Seattle Sounders FC
The Seattle Sounders FC are committed to make an impact in the community by creating opportunities for fans to interact with coaches, players and staff through local service projects like planting trees, cleaning up neighborhoods and raising awareness about health, fitness and the environment. Learn more.
Sporting Kansas City
The Sporting Kansas City players, coaches and staff look to serve and contribute to the many philanthropic efforts that thrive in Kansas City. We pride ourselves on our involvement in the local community. As our team begins to grow in new and exciting ways, our community outreach programs are becoming increasingly important. Learn more.
MLSE Team Up Foundation
The players coaches and staff are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth and children in our own community and around the world, who face challenges that limit their involvemtn in the sport. We support organizations that use soccer as a developmental and learning tool - those who teach the benefits of strong leadership, teamwork, communication skills, as well as the importance of good healthy and fair play. The MLSE Team Up Foundation believes all kids should have access to sport and the opportunity to develop lasting dreams on the playing field. With the support of all four MLSE teams - the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and Toronto Marlies - the Foundation funds the refurbishment of local athletic facilities and programs that support kids through sports and recreation. Since launching in Decemver 2009, the MLSE Team Up Foundation has invested more than $6.5 million into our community. Learn more.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
The Whitecaps Foundation aims to help create the fittest generation of youth in BC by 2020. Our programs promote physical activity, good nutrition and a lifetime of healthy living. This year, more than 2,200 youth and their families across BC participated in our free soccer clinics and over the last 23 years more than 25,000 girls and boys have taken part in a Whitecaps Soccer Camp. Thanks to the support of the Club, our coaches and players, every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to programming. Learn more.