Evander Holyfield, five-time Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World, attributes much of his success to the support and encouragement he received as a child. As a way to give back to the community Mr. Holyfield created the Holyfield Foundation to help disadvantaged young people become healthy, successful and productive adults. The Holyfield Foundation strives to strengthen the lives of youth and their families by establishing and funding programs dedicated to their athletic, academic and spiritual development.
The Holyfield Foundation provides underprivileged, but deserving youth more opportunities to succeed. Founded in 1993, the Holyfield Foundation’s past funding efforts have been geared towards assisting outside organizations, with similar missions, that meet their core demographic. Through these joint efforts the foundation has developed strong ties to the communities in which these organizations serve. While the Holyfield Foundation intends to continue its support of partner organizations to the best of their ability they have also developed and now intend to launch more of their own programs. In doing so, the foundation hopes to better serve their core demographic by commencing a direct relationship with them and getting to the heart of their needs.
Holyfield Foundation has undergone some major changes in its organization within the last year: there have been changes made in the membership of the Board of Directors in order to achieve a more focused direction for the organization, and the administrative staff has been downsized to help streamline the organization.
The Foundation hopes that you will stay tuned and support us as we create a stronger more effective organization for all!