The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation (AFYF) was established in 1985 to serve as the philanthropic arm of the Atlanta Falcons Football Club. Since Arthur Blank acquired the Atlanta Falcons in 2002, AFYF has operated as an affiliated fund of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and grown to be the largest owner-funded foundation in the National Football League, providing more than $20 million in grants to nonprofit organizations across the state of Georgia.
The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation seeks to reduce childhood obesity and improve youth fitness across Georgia. AFYF has a special interest in helping school-age children living in Atlanta and Gainesville neighborhoods designated as Falcons Fitness Zones. Working closely with the NFL Play 60 campaign, Let’s Move, and national organizers such Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and PreventObesity.net, AFYF makes grants to increase the time kids spend in physical activity and increase access to healthy, affordable food. For more information, please check out the AFYF website at: AFYF.org.
Last year, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation created and launched a program called RiseUp!159 — which brought flag football to schools in each of the 159 counties across the state of Georgia — learn more about RiseUp!159 here!
Kids & Pros would like to thank the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation for their continued support!