MORE THAN 132,000
BAY AREA KIDS

REACHED SO FAR!

Our mission is to disrupt the cycle of poverty and encourage innovation by seed funding start-up nonprofits in the Bay Area. We believe the convergence of our three tenets are essential to the development of a whole child from early childhood to college: Access to Education, Career Readiness, and Health & Wellness.

OUR SOLUTION:
WHAT WE FUND

We invest in emerging Bay Area nonprofits with innovative solutions that move youth from poverty to prosperity.

ACCESS TO EDUCATION
Stay in school

Improve Academic Performance

Reduce Absentee / Truancy

Build Critical Thinking &Social Skills

Increase College Readiness

CAREER READINESS
Get a job

Strengthen Career & Life Skills

Develop Entrepreneurs & Youth-led Social Enterprises

Provide Access to Workforce Development

Trade School/ Apprenticeship

HEALTH & WELLNESS
Stay healthy in mind & body

Address Physical & Mental Health

Treat the Whole Child

Build Skills, Confidence & Support through Sports

Improve Emotional Well Being

HOW WE DO IT

Our vision is to increase the effectiveness of nonprofits in the Bay Area so that all youth are able to thrive regardless of where they live.

Making a difference in your community?

We invest $25,000 of unrestricted funds and renew grants for up to three years.  Our program links your nonprofit with appropriate resources to help you grow.  Learn best practices to ensure your work is sustainable and impactful.

Our next grant application cycle will open in Fall 2021.

ronnie and karen lott

OUR FOUNDERS

All Stars Helping Kids was created in 1989, when NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott gathered his friends for a dinner to benefit the local community. Astounded that he had raised $100,000 in one night, Ronnie and his wife, Karen, invested the money in several nonprofits fighting poverty in the South Bay.

Since then, ASHK has used this simple formula of raising money and redistributing it to create opportunities in education, health and life skills for disadvantaged youth.

 

“Life is about the calling to serve, to help another human being. When you help them, that makes you a better teammate. An All Star can be anyone!”
RONNIE LOTT
Founder, All Stars Helping Kids