The Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program will aid organizations with proven track records of benefiting underserved Arizonans

Each year, the NFL seeks to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl host city through the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program. This year, $2,125,000 million in grants were provided with funding from the NFL Foundation and the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee to help nonprofit organizations with proven track records of benefiting underserved Arizonans. 

The nonprofits selected to receive these grant funds participated in an application process managed by the Arizona Community Foundation and focus their work within the following pillars: Education: improving access to quality education for youth; Health & Wellness: improving the overall well-being of residents, primarily youth; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Social Justice: driving positive action for equality and accessibility; and Environment and Sustainability: implementing food recovery and recycling initiatives.

Over the past year, the NFL Foundation and Host Committee’s Super Bowl Legacy Grant contributions have used the spotlight of the Super Bowl to showcase the achievements of these champion organizations that often go unrecognized. Super Bowl Legacy Grant funds have been awarded to each of the following organizations:

  • 1N10, Inc.
  • Ability 360
  • Agua Fria Food & Clothing Bank
  • Arizona Forward
  • Arizona Students Recycling Used Tech
  • Assistance League of the East Valley
  • Barrow Neurological Foundation
  • Be Kind People Project
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Arizona
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southern Arizona
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Valley
  • Catholic Charities Community Services (Mental Health Wellness Among Survivors of Sexual Violence)
  • Child Crisis
  • Civitan
  • Creighton Community Foundation
  • Defenders of Children
  • Desert Botanical Gardens
  • Dignity Health Foundation
  • Dress for Success Phoenix
  • Educational Enrichment Foundation
  • Elevate Phoenix
  • Flagstaff Shelter Services
  • Foundation for Senior Living
  • Gigi’s Playhouse
  • Homeward Bound
  • Hope for Addiction
  • Jobs for Arizona’s Graduates
  • Mission of Mercy
  • Mobile Meals of Southern Arizona
  • National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
  • Neighborhood Ministries
  • NotMyKid
  • Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Phoenix Children’s Suicide Prevention
  • Phoenix Indian Center
  • Phoenix Public Library Foundation
  • Saint Mary’s Food Bank
  • Southwest Human Development
  • Special Olympics Arizona
  • State of Black Arizona
  • United Food Bank
  • Vitalant
  • Wastenot

NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL, Arizona Cardinals Vice President, NICOLE BIDWILL, Arizona Super Bowl LVII Host Committee President & CEO, JAY PARRY, Arizona Super Bowl LVII Host Committee Board Chair, DAVID ROUSSEAU, City of Phoenix Mayor, KATE GALLEGO, Be Kind People Project CEO & Founder, MARCIA MEYER and The Be Kind People Project COO, J.C. THOMPSON were all present for the press conference Thursday at the Be Kind People Project Community Center – who was awarded a $200,000 grant to refurbish their brand new space.

“We are honored to have worked with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee to recognize these incredible nonprofit organizations paving the way in their communities,” said NFL Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director of the NFL Foundation, ALEXIA GALLAGHER. “We know that through funding, nonprofits are able to acquire the resources they need to continue making the greatest impact and this will be felt long after the game ends in Arizona.”

“We are proud to work with the NFL Foundation and the Host Committee partners to create a positive and lasting legacy for the Arizona nonprofits who serve our communities and residents year-round,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, JAY PARRY. “Hosting Super Bowl LVII creates an incredible opportunity to leave a lasting impact, specifically in the areas the grants support – education, health and wellness, diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, as well as environment and sustainability.”


About The NFL Foundation
The National Football League Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation and its members, the 32 NFL clubs, support the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities that support our game. For more information on the NFL Foundation, visit:

About the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee
The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is a nonprofit organization responsible for planning and executing a successful Super Bowl LVII in 2023. The goal of the Host Committee is to galvanize local stakeholders in a united approach to hosting the largest single-day sporting event in the world by maximizing positive media exposure, fueling the economic engine of Arizona, and leaving a lasting legacy in the community. The Host Committee serves as liaison between the NFL and all regional efforts, culminating with the game in 2023 at State Farm Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals. This is the fourth time Arizona is hosting the Super Bowl, following 1996, 2008 and 2015. Only four other sites (South Florida, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Tampa Bay) hold this distinction. For more information, visit or follow @AZSuperBowl on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


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