Community Investment Programs
A Better Seattle
Founded and led by Head Coach Pete Carroll, A Better Seattle (ABS) is an initiative to reduce and prevent youth and gang violence in the greater Seattle area. ABS funds and supports the deployment of Accelerator YMCA of Seattle’s Alive & Free professionally trained street outreach workers who serve youth impacted by violence and the juvenile justice system.
Ben’s Fund was launched in 2012 by Seahawks Executive Vice President/General Manager John Schneider and his wife, Traci, in honor of their son, Ben, who was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old. Ben’s Fund provides grants to families across Washington State to help cover costs associated with medical bills, therapies and numerous other aspects of supporting a child, or children, on the autism spectrum.
Founded in 1995, the Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation (SSCF) promotes the healthy social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for participation in sports and fitness activities.
Seahawks License Plates
You can show your Seahawks pride and support students across the state by ordering Seattle Seahawks specialty license plates for your vehicles. Seahawks specialty license plates benefit InvestED and the Washington World Fellows program. InvestED is a nonprofit that provides immediate help for middle and high school students in 660 schools throughout Washington State with small amounts of item-specific, need-based funding. The Washington World Fellows program awards equity-based scholarships to high school youth for summer study in Spain. $28 for every Seahawks license plate sold or renewed goes to one of these two great charities.
Seahawks Donation Requests
The Seattle Seahawks focus of giving is centered on youth athletics and education. Due to the large volume of requests we receive annually specific guidelines must be met.
The NFL and American Cancer Society have collaborated on Crucial Catch campaign to tackle multiple types of cancer via the following.
- Host Cancer Awareness Games at all 32 NFL stadiums each October
- Fund CHANGE grants in all 32 NFL communities to help underserved communities
- Contributed to more than 147,000 breast cancer screenings at low or no cost and provided more than 450,000 cancer prevention and early detection interventions
- Support online health assessment tool, The Defender, to encourage fans to assess their personal health and learn how to reduce their cancer risk
Spirit of 12 Partners
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
As Spirit of 12 Partners, members of community-based nonprofits distribute the Seahawks Gameday Magazine keeping 100 percent of the proceeds that are then matched by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is a donor and volunteer supported youth mentoring organization serving King and Pierce counties for over 60 years. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Outdoors for All
Founded in 1979, Outdoors for All delivers adaptive and therapeutic outdoor recreation activities for children and adults with disabilities by helping them to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.
Rainier Scholars is a 12-year program that combines rigorous academics, leadership development and personalized support for low-income students of color and their families, from 5th grade through college graduation. They are committed to eliminating barriers to educational opportunities and growing new generations of diverse college graduates, career professionals and community leaders.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Washington State Association
Boys and Girls Clubs programs promote the development of young people by instilling a sense of competence, a sense of usefulness, and a sense of belonging. The Association is a collaboration of 19 independent member organizations located in Washington State. Each of these 19 Clubs has their own board of directors, operating budget and staffing.
Camp Fire Snohomish County
Since 1930, Camp Fire Snohomish County has provided youth programs to realize their personal potential and to function effectively as caring, confident, and responsible individuals. Through small group and camping programs, Camp Fire Snohomish County builds caring, confident youth and future leaders.