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Partners

Corporate and Foundation Supporters

Corporate, foundation, and government supporters have provided significant operational support to seed our growth. They have made big investments in our vision, have offered expertise and coaching from their employees, and are walking alongside us as we work to scale up our impact on school and community health. To learn more about how you can support our work, please contact us.

  • The Bender Foundation
  • CareFirst
  • DC Health
  • Digital Lift
  • Events DC
  • Fight for Children
  • Gilead Sciences
  • GoGo Squeez
  • The Herb Block Foundation
  • The Ittleson Foundation
  • Nike Community Impact Fund
  • The Reva and David Logan Foundation
  • The Risa Fund
  • Qlarant Foundation
  • ViiV Healthcare

Local and National Allies and Pro Bono Partners

We are grateful that so many talented community members lend a helping hand to support our organziation’s capacity and infrastructure. We are also thrilled to have joined several alliances that share our vision of a healthier generation of youth.

  • Active Schools
  • Blushark Digital
  • Crowell & Moring
  • Good Sports
  • Healthy People 2023
  • Hogan Lovells
  • National Youth Sports Strategy
  • Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative

Coaches Circle

Our die-hard individual donors have signed up to give monthly. We are grateful for this group and hope to continue to grow it in the future. To join our Coaches Circle, simply make a recurring donation here. As soon as we receive a recurring donation, we will add you to our Coaches Circle and send you a welcome letter.

  • Erin Boudreau
  • Michael Bourie
  • Paulette Cocco
  • Beth Ellinport
  • Fallon Farmer
  • Michael Goltzman
  • Jess Hagler
  • Kate Hixon
  • Christina Johnson
  • Mackenzie Jones
  • Craig Lejeune
  • Richard Livingstone
  • Erin McCarthy
  • Joseph Mendrala
  • Matt Mullman
  • Samantha Muratori
  • Lindsay Nathanson
  • James Nelson
  • Megan Patrick
  • Ryan Pettengill
  • Tyler Ranalli
  • Jared Rifis
  • Isabel Rose
  • Lucia Rose
  • Kevin Silk
  • Barb Skewes
  • Tyler Spencer
  • Marquia Walker

Community-based Clinical Partners

At the end of each semester of Grassroots Health, we coordinate a celebratory event, called “Grassroots Connect,” to directly connect our students to a range of youth-friendly clinical and social providers that work in their neighborhoods. These providers offer services that are relevant to all three of our curricula – mental, nutritional, and sexual health. It’s one thing to talk about visiting a provider and to teach a student where that provider is and how to reach out. It’s another thing for students to also get the chance to meet the real, friendly human that provides those services. We provide Grassroots Connect to celebrate our youth and also to help them navigate the many services that exist to support them outside of Grassroots Health. We are grateful to the many partners that participate in these events.

Our Partner Schools

Our work would be impossible without the teachers, coaches, and administrators from both universities and middle schools. Because of them, we are able to connect with students and college-athletes who are at the heart of our entire operation. To become an educational partner, click here.

Partner Middle Schools

  • Community Council Learning Academy (Philadelphia)
  • Global Leadership Academy Southwest (Philadelphia)
  • Center City PCS – Brightwood Campus (DC)
  • Center City PCS – NoMa Campus (DC)
  • Center City PCS – Petworth Campus (DC)
  • Center City PCS – Shaw Campus (DC)
  • Center City PCS – Capitol Hill Campus (DC)
  • E.L. Haynes Public Charter School (DC)
  • KIPP DC Will Academy (DC)
  • KIPP DC Valor Academy (DC)
  • Meridian Public Charter School (DC)
  • Perry Street Preparatory PCS (DC)
  • Washington School for Girls (DC)

Partner Universities

  • American University
  • Howard University
  • Georgetown University
  • The George Washington University
  • Temple University

Past Supporters

We would not be where we are today without donations and partnerships over the years from the following supporters. To see a list of past supporters, click here.