The registered charity of Sunderland AFC
Established in 2001 by former Sunderland AFC chairman Sir Bob Murray CBE with the purpose of using the power of football to change the lives of children, young people and their families, we have grown to become one of the most pioneering sports charities in the world, winning multiple awards for our ground-breaking sports, health, community and education programmes.
Our passionate, dedicated and highly skilled team includes professional teachers, health workers, coaches, family learning officers, youth workers and support staff based at offices and classrooms within the Stadium of Light and satellite centres throughout Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.
Whilst we are linked to SAFC we are structurally and financially independent of the football club, meaning we are responsible for fundraising £4million every year to run our life-changing programmes.
Football is at the heart of everything we do. To find out more about our 2017 achievements and 'Team of All Talents' download our Yearbook.
What We Do
Involve. Educate. Inspire.
The Foundation's story so far
Meet the Team
Foundation staff and Trustees
Latest Foundation News
Archived Foundation News
Meet those we help
In Memory Of
Providing a better tomorrow
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy