49ers Foundation Newsletter January 2021

Happy New Year!

Dear Foundation Supporters,

As we begin a new calendar year and reflect on the last, your support on and off the field helped us to carry out our mission of improving the lives of youth in the Bay Area and beyond. Thank you for always remaining faithful to the next generation, and we look forward to this year to utilize the platform of football and the power of the 49ers to educate and empower kids most in need.

Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy 2021!

Justin Prettyman, Executive Director, 49ers Foundation
49ers Foundation

49ers Best Moments in the Community in 2020

Take a look back at some of the best moments from 49ers players, alumni, coaches and staff in the community.

49ers Foundation Year in Review

Your contributions and support in 2020 have enabled us to impact the lives of thousands of youth in ways we could not imagine, especially through all of the changes and unique hardships we’ve experienced. Thank you for your dedication to Bay Area youth and for contributing to the success of the 49ers Foundation.

Dig For Gold

Dig For Gold

The Dig For Gold sale offers 49ers fans the opportunity to purchase unique, one-of-a-kind items that come straight from the team's locker room. The sale includes signed footballs, team-issued 49ers gear, practice-worn jerseys, memorabilia from current and former players and much more! Check out the Dig for Gold sale at 49ers games at Levi's® Stadium and various team events throughout the year. All proceeds support the 49ers Foundation's mission to educate and empower Bay Area youth.

Check out our 49ers Foundation Dig for Gold Fan Feature, Makena D! Makena and her father, Jim have been consistent winners at our Gameday Auctions this past season. Through their donations to the 49ers Foundation, they have not only helped to educate and empower Bay Area youth, but they have been able to compile a full 49ers game-worn uniform!

Direct Programs: 49ers EDU Presented by Chevron

49ers EDU Playbook Patrol Presented by CalHOPE

49ers EDU and CalHOPE partnered to safely deliver physical copies of the 49ers EDU Playbook to schools and community organizations around the Bay Area, forming the Playbook Patrol. By distributing these playbooks, CalHOPE and 49ers EDU have brought STEAM enrichment opportunities to communities with less access to digital resources. Using football to engage students in STEAM concepts, the playbook allows students to explore STEAM outside of the school setting fueling students' interests while simultaneously equipping parents and teachers to foster the next generation of leaders. Through this partnership, CalHOPE and 49ers EDU have committed to providing 10,000+ students with this physical resource in hopes to alleviate the digital divide and reach those furthest from resource and opportunity.

If an organization you know is interested in receiving free EDU Playbooks, apply here.

49ers Front Office Staff Mentors Local Students at Young Men's Leadership Summit

49ers front office staff participated in the Silicon Valley Leadership Group's first-ever fully-virtual Young Men's Leadership Summit. The summit partners more than 200 middle school boys with STEM professionals for a week-long event.

The summit provides opportunities for students from under-resourced schools across the Silicon Valley to interact and learn from top industry leaders. The goal of the summit is to help encourage students to pursue their dreams and passions through education and mentoring. In addition to hearing from local executives, the students also participated in a STEM activity and discussed issues of racial justice and equality.

Direct Programs: 49ers PREP Presented by U.S. Bank

Football Yoga with 49ers PREP and Sourdough Sam

49ers PREP presented by U.S. Bank and Sourdough Sam collaborated on a virtual football-inspired yoga workout you can do from home.


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The 49ers Foundation harnesses football to educate and empower Bay Area Youth through a collective of innovative and community-focused strategies. From award-winning STEAM education and nationally recognized youth football programs, to impactful community partnerships with leading non-profits, we are tirelessly dedicated to inspiring the confidence and collaboration our youth need to tackle what is possible.

Online shopping? Please consider AmazonSmile with the San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation selected as the non-profit beneficiary so partial proceeds from your shopping cart go back to supporting this community!

All proceeds benefit the 501(c)(3) 49ers Foundation and its mission to educate and empower Bay Area Youth! Tax ID #77-0287514