For nearly two decades The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation has worked to provide equitable access and new pathways for success for underrepresented communities both nationally and internationally. Providing children with the tools they need to feel confident and supporting women, men and families affected by breast cancer is deeply rooted in our mission. Established in 2005, our Founder, Larry Fitzgerald Jr., made the work of the foundation a pillar of his existence after losing his mother to Breast cancer in 2003. Larry’s mother, Carol, was the exemplar of community service and advocacy work. She was instrumental in his life and in the lives of community members who suffered from breast cancer. Larry is passionate about continuing his mother’s legacy of supporting breast cancer survivors and impacted families. The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation supports organizations and non-profits doing this remarkable work. The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation is a registered component of the Minneapolis Foundation with an EIN of 41-6029402.
The mission of The Larry Fitzgerald Foundation is to support youth education and breast cancer awareness. Our directive is to do our part in providing access where it is needed the most. Creating opportunities for young people to thrive in safe and healthy environments, where they can reach their full potential is of the utmost priority. Additionally, recognizing the impact breast cancer has on underserved communities and the lack of resources available has created an ongoing need we feel obligated to fulfill.
Our Mission defined is:
Youth Education - To promote reading proficiency and provide access to after-school programs, sports camps and technology for children k-12. This includes bridging the digital gap to ensure under-resourced communities are equipped with the tools and skills required to advance in our ever growing world of technology.
Breast Cancer Awareness- To provide resources, education and support to women, men and families impacted by breast cancer by supporting organizations with the primary goal of being of service to those in need.