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Our Mission

The Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation is ever-present in the community, constantly working to achieve our mission to make a positive and measurable impact in the lives of children that need it most. Since 2000, we have given back more than $31M to the community and currently provide support and services to more than 179,000 individuals (mostly children) annually, focusing on supporting education, children's health and wellness and preparing them for their future.

Events

9th Annual Back to School Fair

9th Annual Back to School Fair

On August 23, 2023, the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation hosted its annual Back to School Fair at Howard University. With over 1,500 in attendance, participants received new books, school supplies, backpacks, and haircuts. Students also enjoyed some fun with Washington Legends Josh Morgan and Josh Wilson, Major Tuddy, the Command Force, and the Howard University Drum Line.

20th Annual Harvest Feast

20th Annual Harvest Feast

Established two decades ago by the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation, the Harvest Feast has offered food assistance and good cheer to make a difference in both the hearts and bellies of D.C., Maryland and Virginia-based families during Thanksgiving.

2022 Commanders Toy Giveaway

2022 Commanders Toy Giveaway

On Saturday, December 17th in collaboration with the Toys for Tots Foundation, the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation came together with non-profit organizations from the DMV area to distribute more than 2,000 toys and team gifts to local youth at FedExField.

Foundations We Support

Leveling The Playing Field

Leveling The Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field was founded in 2013 in response to the growing inequity between those that can afford to play sports and those that cannot, and the prominent role the cost of sporting goods has played in that gap. Leveling the Playing Field's core mission is to redistribute equipment to expand access and equity within youth sports and recreation programs in under-resourced communities. With locations in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia, Leveling the Playing Field has collected and redistributed over $12.5 million worth of sports equipment to over 1,800 unique schools, sports leagues, and other programs serving kids in need. The Commanders have collaborated with LPF to fund the permanent installation of seven donation drop-off bins throughout the DMV area.

K9s For Warriors

K9s For Warriors

Determined to end veteran suicide, K9s For Warriors provides highly-trained Service Dogs to military veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma. With the majority of dogs coming from high-kill rescue shelters, this innovative program allows the K9/Warrior team to build an unwavering bond that facilitates their collective healing and recovery.

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Marine Toys for Tots Foundation

Toys for Tots, a 76-year National charitable Program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides year-round joy, comfort, and hope to less fortunate children across the Nation through the gift of a new toy or book. Historically known as the flagship children's Christmastime charity, Toys for Tots has evolved and stives to be a year-round force for good for families in need. Since the Program's inception in 1947, Toys for Tots has provided over 652 million toys and books to over 291 million less fortunate children.

Capital Area Food Bank

Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank leads our region's efforts to provide equitable access to food and opportunity to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Each year, we source and distribute food for more than 50 million meals. With the help of the Washington Commanders, we distribute more than 7,500 bags of groceries to families in need from Prince George's County.

Just Keep Livin' Foundation

Just Keep Livin' Foundation

The just keep livin Foundation was founded by Matthew and Camila McConaughey with the mission to empower high school students by providing them with the tools to lead active lives and make healthy choices for a better future.

Kevin Durant Family Foundation

Kevin Durant Family Foundation

The mission of the Durant Family Foundation (DFF) is to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic and social programs. Since 2013, DFF has developed direct programs and initiatives to support youth across the US, in Kevin Durant's hometown, and internationally. Additionally, the foundation has allocated grants to support programs addressing homelessness, youth athletics, girls empowerment, social justice, and disaster relief.

Hustler's Guild

Hustler's Guild

The Hustler Guild's mission is to educate and introduce students from low-income households to careers in the entertainment industry. Since our establishment in 2017, HG has proudly offered free services to more than 250,000 middle, high school, and college students nationwide. Together, they aim to provide students with access to workforce opportunities, mental health support, professional development, and resources for social-emotional learning.

50/50 Raffle

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Commanders 50/50 Raffle

Participate in the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation 50/50 Raffle for a chance to win big for a good cause!

Fans have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets online for the chance to win fifty percent (50%) of the game's total jackpot. The remainder of the jackpot benefits the Washington Commanders Charitable Foundation in support of youth programs throughout the region, impacting more than 179,000 children annually.

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