What We Do

Involve. Educate. Inspire.

Our mission is simple: to provide opportunities to everyone through which they can improve their lives.

We utilise the power that the Sunderland AFC brand and football has in the North East to engage people in a way which other organisations can't. It's then the work of our programmes and excellent staff which makes the real difference.

The cross section of people we work with is unparalleled within our community; those we work with vary in age from 18 months to 80 years plus. We truly do offer something for everyone, with programmes impacting health, behaviour, attitude, skills, knowledge and more.

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.

To read more about Foundation of Light and our achievements in 2015, and what makes a successful football club charity, our Yearbook can be viewed here.


Our Principal Partners