PHOENIX (August 2, 2022) — The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL) Foundation, today launched the Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program, which will invest more than $2 million in nonprofit organizations across Arizona. The Legacy Grant Program is presented by APS, PetSmart, Salt River Project (SRP), and The Thunderbirds and will provide grants to nonprofits with proven track records of benefitting underserved Arizonans.
“The tremendous impact of hosting Super Bowl LVII will not stop when the game is over. By supporting organizations that make real and indelible changes, the Legacy Grant Program will help achieve long lasting positive impact for years to come,” said David Rousseau, board chair of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.
The Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program will provide grants to programs concentrated on four pillars:
- Education – improving access to quality education for youth
- Diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice – driving positive action for equality and accessibility
- Environment and sustainability- implementing food recovery and recycling initiatives
- Health and wellness – improving the overall well-being of residents, primarily focusing on youth
“Creating positive community impact is paramount to our mission,” said Jay Parry, president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. “To create sustained benefit, we will partner with high-energy nonprofits who work tirelessly to create transformative impact around the state.”
“We look forward to working with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee on this season’s Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program and providing support to incredible nonprofit organizations across the state,” said Alexia Gallagher, executive director of NFL Foundation and NFL vice president of philanthropy. “The NFL prioritizes leaving a lasting legacy in each of its host cities that positively impacts the local community, starting long before the Super Bowl kicks off and for years after the game has concluded.”
Proposals from eligible, local 501(c)(3) organizations in operation for at least three years should directly serve Arizona residents. Full details and the application are available on azsuperbowl.com/legacy. The Super Bowl Legacy Grant Program application period is open from August 2 through August 29, 2022.
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 www.NFLFoundation.org.
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 azsuperbowl.com or follow @AZSuperBowl on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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