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The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation is committed to running programs that align with the foundation's mission and support the New England region.

Pro Bono Legal Services Alliance

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and global law firm, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP have created a pro bono legal services alliance. With this alliance, NEPCF will use its community outreach, which includes thousands of nonprofit organizations in New England, to identify potential clients that require legal services, but lack sufficient funding to pay for legal counsel. If the cases and the organizations meet NEPCF's and Morgan Lewis' requirements then Morgan Lewis will assist and provide the needed legal services without charge. For more information and to download the required intake form, please click here. For general program questions, you may email probono@patriots.com. For technical questions, you may email web@patriots.com.

Blood Drive

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation continues their efforts to increase awareness of the importance of blood and platelet donation with a blood drive at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Kraft Family Donor Center. During the drive all successful donors receive special Patriots-themed gifts and are entered into a drawing for autographed prizes.

To watch the blood drive PSA, click here.

Myra Kraft Community MVP Award

Now accepting nominations through March 31, 2015.

Each year, the Kraft family and the Patriots honor volunteers of the New England community for their service to nonprofit organizations around the region through the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards. In 2011, the Kraft family and Patriots Charitable Foundation announced the renaming of the award to the Myra Kraft Community MVP Award, in honor of Myra's life-long commitment to giving to others through volunteerism. Each year, Myra Kraft Community MVP winners are recognized for their leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering their communities during a luncheon at Gillette Stadium with a donation made in their name to the nonprofit organization for which they volunteer. Nominations traditionally open in the spring for 30 days.

In June of 2014, Puzzles to Remember was awarded the $25,000 grand prize in honor of Max Wallack, an 18 year old student heading into his senior year at Boston University. Wallack created the nonprofit organization at the age of 11 and has helped distribute more than 30,000 therapeutic puzzles to memory cafes and senior centers around the world to support individuals with Alzheimer’s.

Myra Kraft Community MVP Award Testimonial
By 2014 Grand Prize Winner: Max Wallack | Puzzles to Remember: $25,000 grant winner

"I believe that anyone who has the ability to make a positive difference in someone else's life, has the responsibility to do so. I believe that no one is too young, too old, too poor, or too handicapped to make a positive difference in the world."

"I am very honored to be selected as a winner of the Myra Kraft Community MVP Award. I am appreciative that this award from the New England Patriots will help me improve the lives of many Alzheimer's patients and their care partners."

Below is a list of the 2014 Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winners:



$25,000 Grand Prize Winner



Max Wallack

Natick, Mass.

Puzzles to Remember

$10,000 Second Prize Winners



Robbie Bergquist

Norwell, Mass.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Saranne Brown

Scarborough, Maine

Play Among the Stars Theatre Groupe

Judith Chasin

Brookline, Mass.

Hospitality Homes

Marie Duggan

Roslindale, Mass.

Technology for Autism Now

Raymond Gannon

Pawtucket, R.I.

Pawtucket Soup Kitchen

Ray LeBlanc

Hopkinton, Mass.

East Coast Jumbos

William Lowenstein

Auburn, Maine

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Serv.

Michael Michaud

W. Hartford, Conn.

The Miracle League of CT

Kane Tobin

Winooski, Vt.

Boys and Girls Club of Burlington

Laura Williamson

Wellesley, Mass.

National Brain Tumor Society

$5,000 Third Prize Winners



Curtis Amory

Boxborough, Mass.

Friendly House Shelter

Robert Beach

Braintree, Mass.

Golf for All

Kathleen Cook

No. Andover, Mass.

Family Services of the Merrimack Valley

Marie Coyle

Topsfield, Mass.

Scleroderma Foundation New England

Peter Deary

Abington, Mass.

Day Kimball Healthcare

Laura Dennison

Framingham, Mass.

Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Dot Gonyea

So. Portland, Maine

Camp Sunshine

Peter Grey

Bedford, Mass.

Bedford Community Table/Pantry

Hildy Grossman

Brookline, Mass.

Upstage Lung Cancer

Paul Katsiroubas

Jamaica Plain, Mass.

Volunteers of America Massachusetts

Pauline Nagle Olsen

Farmington, Conn.

Malta House of Care, Inc.

Robert Pascual

Warwick, R.I.

Kent County Memorial Hospital

Ryan Patrick

Newtown, Conn.

Regional Hospice and Home Care

Lorraine Smith

Roxbury, Mass.

Natvity Preparatory School

Terry Wolkowicz

New Bedford, Mass.

New Bedford Symphony Orchestra


The New England Patriots are proud to team with the Make-A-Wish program in providing special experiences for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Children from across the U.S. are invited to visit Gillette Stadium for a day of making their wish to meet a Patriots player come true. The memorable day includes a meet and greet with the players, trips to The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon, personalized Patriots gear and more.

Patriots Women's Association

Not only supporting their loved ones on the field, the Patriot Women's Association is committed to serving the New England community. With events and activities including the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation's Community Holiday Party, and the annual Ladies Luncheon hosted in honor of the late President of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, Myra Kraft, the Patriot Women's Association serves as a special arm of team's charitable efforts.


Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots Chairman and CEO led by example as she served lunch to women in need at the Women's Lunch Place in 2010.

New England Kids Triathlon

Triathlon is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world, and kids triathlons are a vital part of this trend. Race distances are set by USATriathlon (the governing body of the sport under the United States Olympic Committee) to be challenging, yet achievable and every race consists of four components – swimming, biking, running and transitions. There are two divisions in kids races with the juniors (10 years old & under) completing a 100 yard swim; three mile bike and half mile run. The seniors (ages 11 – 15) complete double the distances (200 yard swim; six mile bike; and one mile run).

For more information, please visit www.newenglandkidstriathlon.org

Patriots Kids Cafe

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Kraft family have partnered with The Greater Boston Food Bank to expand the Kids Cafe program. The purpose of the Patriots Kids Cafes, located within area Boys and Girls Clubs, is to provide hot meals for underprivileged children who may not receive one at home. Many times this is the only hot meal the child receives the entire day. Patriots Kids Cafes currently provides children with 262,500 meals per year at seven different locations: The West End House Boys & Girls Club, Chelsea/Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, The Blue Hill Club - George Robert White Youth Development Center in Dorchester, The Yawkey Club of Roxbury, Charlestown Club Keane Children's Center/Ansin Youth Center and South Boston Boys & Girls Club.

NFL Play 60

The Mission: To make the next generation of youth the most active and healthy.

The New England Patriots continue to team with the NFL for NFL PLAY 60, a national youth health and fitness campaign focused on increasing the wellness of young fans by encouraging them to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

Designed to tackle childhood obesity, NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL's long-standing commitment to health and fitness with an impressive roster of partner organizations. In addition to national outreach and online programs, NFL PLAY 60 is implemented at the grassroots level through NFL's in-school, after-school and team-based programs. The NFL PLAY 60 initiative is prominent during the NFL's key calendar events, including Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, Draft, Kickoff and Thanksgiving and is supported by many NFL players and coaches year round.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and Patriot players participate in numerous PLAY 60 events and appearances including the PLAY 60 Super School event which awarded the Henry Grew Elementary School in Hyde Park, MA with a grant of $10,000 for wellness programs. Patriots' players also participated in the Ultimate Gym Class with students from the school. Additional PLAY 60 initiatives include hosting children from the Chelsea Boys & Girls Club to join the cheerleaders on-field to welcome the team during a homegame.

Read Between the Lines

The Patriots "Read Between the Lines" program features Patriots' offensive and defensive linemen and  includes visits to local schools to promote reading and the importance of education. "Read Between the Lines" is filled with educational fun including a "Summer Reading Blitz" which challenges all students to set summer reading goals, followed by visits by Patriots linemen if students reach their reading goals.

Science Fair

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation teams with Raytheon and area Boys & Girls Clubs for the annual Science of Sports Science Fair at Gillette Stadium each spring. Teams of children work with Raytheon mentors on science projects which culminate in a science fair judged by celebrity judges Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, Raytheon's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Bill Swanson and a Patriot player. The winning teams are awarded scholarships toward education.

Totally Patriots

Totally Patriots kicks off Sunday mornings at 11a.m. on WBZ, with a look at what makes the Pats and their players different from all others in the league. Designated for the next generation of Patriot s fans, Totally Patriots features programming that invites groups of students to participate in an opportunity to interview Patriots players. For more information about the upcoming programming or how to participate visit www.totallypatriots.com.

Youth Football

Football for You is a free non contact football clinic presented by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the New England Patriots Alumni Club to encourage and excite the youth of our cities to participate in the game at which these players excelled. The clinic features former New England Patriots players serving as the instructors for the clinic, leading the participants through the fundamentals of offensive and defensive techniques and skills. The day concludes with a guest speaker and family barbeque.  The clinic is open to all children ages 11 –14, to experienced players or those just thinking about trying football for the first time. The charter of the New England Patriots Alumni Club is to give back to youth football in New England; we hope that this program will excite many students to play football at the next level.

2014 "Football for You" Locations

Brockton, MA, May 3, 2014
Concord, NH, May 10, 2014
Durham, NH, May 24, 2014
Worcester, MA, May 31, 2014
Fitchburg, MA, June 5, 2014
Boston, MA, June 14, 2014
Springfield, MA, June 20, 2014
Providence, RI, June 21, 2014
Lawrence, MA, June 28, 2014
Beverly, MA, June 29, 2014
Lowell, MA, July 11, 2014
York, ME, July 19, 2014
Kingston, RI, July 24, 2014
Nashua, NH, Date TBD

To learn more information including how to preregister, please visit www.patriotsalumni.com

USA Football is the national governing body of youth and amateur football. An independent non-profit based in Indianapolis, USA Football, which hosts more than 100 training events annually, offers education programs for coaches and game officials as well as skill development for young players and resources for youth league administrators. The organization awards more than $1,000,000 in equipment grants to youth leagues and high schools each year based on merit and need along with additional resources. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFL, the NFL Players Association and all 32 NFL teams.

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USA Football Month

The New England Patriots, the NFL & NFLPA recognize August as "USA Football Month" as America gets back to football. The New England Patriots with USA Football, invite youth football development programs to view preseason games and to participate in youth football scrimmages at Gillette stadium. During this month, the Patriots participate in numerous youth football initiatives including scrimmages during preseason games, hosting thousands of youth football fans and more.

The NFL High School Football Coach of the Week program honors high school football coaches and their teams each week throughout the season. The program is designed to recognize high school coaches who, through their hard work and dedication to young people, create successful football teams and players both on and off the field. Each team selected is invited to the stadium welcome by Pro Football and Patriots Hall of Famer Andre Tippett and awarded a grant to help maintain and upgrade their football programs.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation provides new or gently used football cleats to youth and high school students athletes throughout New England.  Student athletes from low and moderate income families requests will be considered. New and gently used football cleats are available in large sizes only.

Who Can Request
High School Athletic Directors, Head Football Coaches, Youth Football League Presidents and Youth Football Coaches may request cleats for players in need in their respective programs.  Requests will also be accepted from individual student athletes. Football cleats must be picked up from Gillette Stadium by the coach or student athlete at a mutually agreed upon date and time.  A waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian of each student athlete receiving a pair of cleats.  One pair per athlete only.  

Available sizes
New and gently used football cleats are available in sizes 13 -18.  An extremely limited selection of gently used cleats may be available in sizes 11 and 12.

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