Nikco Sports' Charitable Support
Nikco Sports is proud to be a part of the communities that buy our memorabilia. For nearly every exclusive product we offer, Nikco Sports works with the teams and organizations involved to find an outstanding local charitable foundation to support with a portion of the proceeds from the sales of Nikco Sports Exclusive products like Super Bowl Championship footballs, or World Series Championship baseballs. Here is a representative sample of just some of the charitable foundations to which we've donated in excess of $2.4 million dollars.
Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County
Since 1972 the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County has been a safe harbor for thousands of children. Our Mission: "To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."
- To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
- We invite local nonprofits to apply for grants to fund specific programs.
- Since 1972 the Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County has been the county's leader in youth development. The Club has actively engaged and empowered thousands of youth in ways that have given them the chance to succeed.
- Being where "Great Futures Start" the 20 Brazoria County Clubs serve over 2,000 children and teens ages 5 to 18 each year, many of whom have few other positive relationships or dependable resources in their lives.
- A private, nonprofit organization, The Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County improves the lives of our kids and the families who engage our services. The Club relies upon private, corporate, individual, and United Way funding as well as grants to fill the gap between membership dues and operational expenses. As a 501c(3) nonprofit agency any donation to the Club is tax-deductible.
United Way of Norman Oklahoma
Raising money for programs addressing issues in Education, Health, Income and Independence is a foundational responsibility for United Way of Norman.
- We convene community leaders to assess the needs of the Norman area.
- We invite local nonprofits to apply for grants to fund specific programs.
- The same community leaders recommend to the Board of Directors allocation of funds for the specific programs the agencies provide.
- If there are gaps between community needs and agency response, the United Way of Norman manages initiatives to address the needs.
To meet these responsibilities, United Way of Norman focuses on four impact areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health, Independence
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters support Make-A-Wish®. The Make-A-Wish Mission: together, we create life-changing wishes for kids with critical illnesses.
In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
- Make-A-Wish of Alabama
- Make-A-Wish of Alaska, Montana, Northern Idaho and Washington
- Make-A-Wish of America
- Make-A-Wish of Arizona
- Make-A-Wish of Atlanta
- Make-A-Wish of Boston
- Make-A-Wish of Canada
- Make-A-Wish of Central and Northern Florida
- Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas
- Make-A-Wish of Central and Southern Arizona
- Make-A-Wish of Central and Western North Carolina
- Make-A-Wish of Central Ohio
- Make-A-Wish of Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Make-A-Wish of Chattanooga
- Make-A-Wish of Chicago
- Make-A-Wish of Cleveland
- Make-A-Wish of Colorado
- Make-A-Wish of Dallas
- Make-A-Wish of Denver
- Make-A-Wish of Detroit
- Make-A-Wish of Eastern North Carolina
- Make-A-Wish of Eastern Tennessee
- Make-A-Wish of Georgia
- Make-A-Wish of Greater Bay Area
- Make-A-Wish of Greater Los Angeles
- Make-A-Wish of Greater Ohio
- Make-A-Wish of Greater Pennsylvania & Southern West Virginia
- Make-A-Wish of Illinois
- Make-A-Wish of Indiana
- Make-A-Wish of Iowa
- Make-A-Wish of Kansas
- Make-A-Wish of Kentucky
- Make-A-Wish of Louisiana
- Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts
- Make-A-Wish of Memphis
- Make-A-Wish of Metro New York
- Make-A-Wish of Metro St. Louis
- Make-A-Wish of Michigan
- Make-A-Wish of Mid-Atlantic
- Make-A-Wish of Mid-South
- Make-A-Wish of Minnesota
- Make-A-Wish of Mississippi
- Make-A-Wish of Missouri
- Make-A-Wish of Missouri and Metro Kansas City
- Make-A-Wish of Nebraska
- Make-A-Wish of New Jersey
- Make-A-Wish of North Texas
- Make-A-Wish of Northern Illinois
- Make-A-Wish of Northern Pennsylvania
- Make-A-Wish of Northern West Virginia
- Make-A-Wish of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana
- Make-A-Wish of Oklahoma
- Make-A-Wish of Orange County
- Make-A-Wish of Oregon
- Make-A-Wish of Philadelphia
- Make-A-Wish of Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley
- Make-A-Wish of Phoenix
- Make-A-Wish of Pittsburgh
- Make-A-Wish of Rhode Island
- Make-A-Wish of San Francisco
- Make-A-Wish of Sarasota/Tampa Bay
- Make-A-Wish of Seattle
- Make-A-Wish of South Carolina
- Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida
- Make-A-Wish of Southern Ohio
- Make-A-Wish of Tampa
- Make-A-Wish of Texas
- Make-A-Wish of Texas Gulf Coast
- Make-A-Wish of Toledo
- Make-A-Wish of Utah
- Make-A-Wish of Western and Central Massachusetts
- Make-A-Wish of Western Pennsylvania
- Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin
College Football Playoff Foundation – Extra Yard for teachers
The purpose of the CFP Foundation lies in supporting early childhood through secondary education across the country. The CFP Foundation’s primary platform, Extra Yard for Teachers, is dedicated to elevating the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers in four focus areas: resources, recognition, recruitment and professional development.
Team Luke - Hope For Minds
At the heart of our services is the conviction that the health and well-being of these children [victims of severe head trauma] can improve over time if families have access to educational materials, therapeutic services, and adaptive equipment for their children.
Approved in December 2011, HOPE4JD (d/b/a HOPE4MINDS and Team Luke Hope for Minds) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Autin, TX that supports Texas families with children who have suffered an acquired brain injury.
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation
The foundation works to honor and celebrate volunteers that work to support children and families in need throughout the New England region.
Nick’s Kids Foundation (founded by Nick and Terry Saban)
Nick’s Kids Foundation is dedicated to helping children. Their stated mission is to work together in the spirit of faith and giving in our community to promote and support children, family, teacher, and student causes. It's all about the kids!
Cardinals Care Foundation
Cardinals Care is the team's community foundation dedicated to improving the lives of children. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care gives fans a way of teaming up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community - both on and off the baseball field. Since its' inception, Cardinals Care has invested $23 million back into the St. Louis community through three key initiatives - the Redbird Rookies youth baseball/softball league; building and renovating ball fields in under-resourced areas; and distributing cash grants to local nonprofits who work with children.
The Jimmy Fund - The Red Sox Foundation
The Red Sox Foundation’s focus in the area of health is the ball club’s long-standing support of the Jimmy Fund. Since 1953, the Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund have been a team, working in support of cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dating backto 2002 the Red Sox Foundation has sponsored the Pan-Mass Challenge, and through the WEEI-NESN Radio-Telethon, the Red Sox have helped raise millions in funds for the Jimmy Fund and the lifesaving work it supports at Dana-Farber.
Vegas Golden Knights Foundation
Through our namesake foundation, the Vegas Golden Knights support Las Vegas non-profits that make a difference every day via direct grants and fundraising partnerships. These initiatives are funded through corporate sponsorships, ticket sales, signature events, in-game programs, and merchandise sales. As Las Vegas' first major professional sports team, the Vegas Golden Knights recognize and embrace our duty to strengthen and inspire our community.
Our players, coaches, and staff enthusiastically set the example for our loyal fans, whom we hope to encourage to become agents of growth and change themselves.
Cubs Care - The Chicago Cubs Foundation
Since 1986, Cubs Charities has been giving back to the Chicagoland community. Through funding quality nonprofit programs, direct community programming and a significant grant to Cubs Care, a McCormick Foundation fund that matches 50 percent for each dollar raised, Cubs Charities continues to make a difference in the lives of Chicago's children and families. The Cubs and Cubs Charities are proud to assist the following agencies by providing financial support to sustain the impactful work they are undertaking in the areas of health, fitness and education for underserved youth. Together, we hope to provide opportunities for success for Chicago's children and cultivate the next generation of all-stars.
Children’s Miracle Network
How CMN Hospitals Works
More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital like St. Louis Children's Hospital across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
The Dan Marino Foundation
The Dan Marino Foundation (DMF) is a results-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with autism or other developmental disabilities. Using innovative approaches to problem solving and leveraging the latest computer technologies, the DMF is creating unprecedented opportunities for the disability community. At the core of the Foundation's initiatives is Marino Campus, an intensive 10-month post-secondary educational program to help young adults with autism or other developmental disabilities bridge the gap between high school and employment. Other key programs include scholarships for young scientists (Marino Scholars), funding for the University of Miami Nicklaus Children's Hospital Dan Marino Center and ViTA DMF, virtual reality software and curriculum designed to help young adults with autism practice job interviewing skills. In 2016, ViTA DMF was awarded a Google Impact Challenge Grant in the area of Disabilities.
Ronald McDonald House
The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.
A world where all children have access to medical care, and their families are supported and actively involved in their children's care.
- Ronald McDonald House of Brookline, MA
- Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
- Ronald McDonald House of Dallas
- Ronald McDonald House of Denver
- Ronald McDonald House of Detroit
- Ronald McDonald House of Eastern Wisconsin
- Ronald McDonald House of Indianapolis
- Ronald McDonald House of Madison
- Ronald McDonald House of Milwaukee
- Ronald McDonald House of New York
- Ronald McDonald House of Phoenix
- Ronald McDonald House of Salt Lake City
- Ronald McDonald House of San Antonio
- Ronald McDonald House of San Diego
- Ronald McDonald House of Springfield, MA
- Ronald McDonald House of St. Louis
- Ronald McDonald House of Tallahassee
- Ronald McDonald House of Tampa Bay
- Ronald McDonald House of Tucson
- Ronald McDonald House of Washington, D.C.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America had its beginnings in 1860 with three women in Hartford, Connecticut - Mary Goodwin, Alice Goodwin and Elizabeth Hammersley. Believing that boys who roamed the streets should have a positive alternative, they organized the first Club. With character development as the cornerstone of the experience, the Club focused on capturing boys interests, improving their behavior and increasing their personal expectations and goals. A cause was born.