Each year, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation support thousands of charitable causes all across the region. This would not be possible without the generous support from our sponsors, premium seating clients, season ticket members and avid Patriots fans that participate in a variety of fundraising programs. Thanks to all of your support, the Patriots Foundation will continue to expand its reach in our New England communities.
Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards
The New England Patriots Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2020 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards. Through this program, 26 volunteers will be recognized for their community service and their New England-based nonprofit organizations will be awarded a total of $275,000 in grants. The nomination period has ended for 2020.
The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Foundation are proud to support thousands of charitable causes every year. We accept requests for donations from registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations based in the New England region. Requests for a donation must be submitted online through our website. We kindly ask all nonprofits to follow the link below to submit their formal request.
Thank you for your interest in supporting the New England Patriots Foundation. Your donation will help to aid the youth and families of the New England region by assisting programs that foster cultural diversity, education, family and health. We thank you for your shared interest in supporting our New England communities. Please follow the link below to submit your donation.
Are you a runner? Here's your chance to join the Patriots Boston Marathon team! Each year, the New England Patriots Foundation fields a team of charity runners that run the historic race. All of the funds raised by the Patriots Boston Marathon team supports the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards program, which honors community volunteers and provides grants to local nonprofit organizations.
For one regular season game each year, Patriots players and coaches where customized cleats and sneakers for the "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign. This program gives players and coaches an opportunity to promote a charitable cause that is particularly important to them. After the game, players and coaches raffle off their cleats to raise funds for their selected charities. In 2019, more than 25 Patriots players and coaches participated in the My Cause, My Cleats initiative.
Ever wish you or a loved one's name could appear on the HD corner boards at Gillette Stadium? Here's your chance! Through the Name in Lights program you can submit a special message to be displayed during a Patriots home game. All proceeds benefit the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation.
Throughout the year, the Patriots Foundation team with the NFL to give fans an opportunity to bid on unique, autographed memorabilia. The inventory of items is ever-changing and fans are encouraged to visit the website throughout the year to see the must-have collectibles. All of the proceeds from the Patriots memorabilia will support the Patriots Foundation and other designated nonprofit organizations.
Show your Patriots pride on your vehicle and help support the New England Patriots Foundation. Fans in Massachusetts and Rhode Island have the opportunity to purchase a Patriots license plate. Fans in New Hampshire can now purchase Patriots decal stickers for their New Hampshire decal plates. All proceeds from this charitable program will support charities in their respective states.
Want to be a Patriot? Why not join our team! The Patriots Platelet Pedalers, the team's fundraising initiative to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Patriots Platelet Pedalers is a team in the Pan Massachusetts Challenge, a weekend-long charity bicycle ride to benefit the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Started in 1980, the Pan Mass Challenge is the largest charity bicycling event in the country, raising over $500 million for cancer research and treatment.
The Patriots Platelet Pedalers will pedal together to fundraise for Dana-Farber, with the money earmarked for Dr. Ken Anderson, the Kraft Family Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to support his multiple myeloma research and development of novel therapies. The Kraft family has had a long affiliation with Dr. Anderson, supporting his efforts to find a cure for multiple myeloma through the Kraft Family Blood Donor Center at Dana-Farber.
The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's Patriots Premiere is held each year and marks the start of the football season. In this unique event, Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and the entire team of Patriots players and coaches gather for an evening of celebrating the upcoming season through dinner, live and silent auctions as well as a special program with remarks from Kraft and Head Coach Bill Belichick. During the evening, the team honors one Patriot player with the Ron Burton Community Service Award, given to the player who demonstrates the highest commitment to giving back to the community.
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