2007: Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation and The Moyer Foundation

    • February 28, 2010

About The Moyer Foundation - Celebrating 10 in 2010: 10 years of helping children in distress
The Moyer Foundation—(a public, 501 c 3 organization) headquartered in Seattle, WA, was founded in 2000 by World Series champion, Major League All-Star pitcher, Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen. The Foundation’s mission is to provide comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound physical, emotional or financial distress. With the community’s support, The Moyer Foundation has raised over $19 million to assist hundreds of local programs that directly serve the needs of children in severe distress. In addition to community grants, The Moyer Foundation also created and funds Camp Erin, the largest bereavement camp in the country for grieving children and teens; Camp Mariposa, for children affected by addiction/substance abuse in their families; and community partnerships such as The Gregory Fund – for early cancer-detection research. The Moyer Foundation raises funds through many special events, corporate partners and individual donors. 100% of individual donations benefit children in distress. For more information and to get involved go to www.moyerfoundation.org

Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation
The Memphis Grizzlies Charitable Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Memphis Grizzlies. Through charitable grantmaking, strategic initiatives and outreach, it serves Memphis youth through education and mentoring.

To date, more than $24 million has been contributed to nonprofit organizations in the city of Memphis. Tens of thousands of young people have benefited from the Grizzlies Foundation’s generosity, which has resulted in new facilities, programs and outreach.

Beyond the financial support, what distinguishes the Grizzlies Foundation among other professional sports teams’ foundations are the partnerships created and cultivated with each and every agency that receives funding. A relationship is born of each cash transaction, and that, combined with ongoing, hands-on involvement, has achieved significant outcomes.

The Grizzlies Foundation facilitates player and coach involvement; provides promotional support, volunteer training, special event and technical assistance; facilitates ticket donations; and creates programs that address partners’ needs. Engaging these individuals and resources enables these organizations to maximize the grants they receive.

The Grizzlies Foundation's signature initiative is the TEAM UP Youth Mentoring initiative, which is dedicated to finding mentors for young people in Memphis. Mentor recruitment, public awareness, volunteer training, and program assistance are among the resources provided.

The Grizzlies Foundation is proud to support Grizzlies Academy, a second-chance public high school in Memphis for students two years behind grade level; Memphis Athletic Ministries, an after-school and sports league organization with 11 sites in Memphis and over 15,000 participants; Memphis Grizzlies House at St. Jude, a short-term residential facility for St. Jude patients and their families; and Soulsville, home of the Stax Music Academy, Stax Museum of American Soul Music and Soulsville Charter School.