WELCOME TO THE
BLACK HEART FOUNDATION

The Black Heart Foundation has a long history of supporting initiatives which create and improve...

educational access, learning, aspiration and achievement for underprivileged children around the world. Its primary goal and focus is to remove any and all barriers to the aspiration and achievement of the young people it hopes to serve.

WITHOUT A SENSE OF CARING, THERE CAN BE NO SENSE OF COMMUNITY

The Foundation and its Beneficiaries...

continue to seek, generate, expand and improve innovative pathways to learning, aspiration and achievement for under-resourced children and young people. The Foundation’s interests lie in supporting community initiatives that best support young people at the grassroots level; where the Foundation’s funding can make the most significant impact on behalf of those children in their environment. The Foundation is a registered charitable enterprise in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

BOUNDARIES DON'T KEEP OTHER PEOPLE OUT, THEY FENCE YOU IN

The Black Heart Foundation was founded...

to consolidate the activities and charity of several predecessor initiatives in the UK and the US which had at their nexus a concern for the education of at-risk youth. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the educational access, quality and outcomes for children from under-privileged backgrounds, those in low resource environments, and those who are otherwise ‘at-risk’ due to poor health or nutrition, care or focus.

IF THERE'S A WAY TO DO IT BETTER... FIND IT

The Foundation was established...

with initial funding from private sources. Additional funding from individuals and families continues. This is augmented by donations and contributions from corporate supporters who make both financial and in-kind contributions of products, services and personnel.

EDUCATE, INSPIRE AND MOBILIZE

The Foundation currently supports...

a number of community initiatives that provide benefits or improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged young people. The Foundation has a particular interest in children’s health and well-being, and in the use of sport to inspire and engage youth on the path to greater educational achievement. The Foundation’s relationship to the sporting world is also an important creative resource for its work and facilitates some of its key fundraising endeavours.

GRASSROOT SOCCER

WORLD AIDS DAY GALA

Football Stars, Business Leaders, and Media unite...

David Beckham, Freddie Ljungberg, Robert Pires, Kieran Gibbs, Sir Alex Ferguson, Rio Ferdinand and Oguchi Onyewu attend the Grassroot Soccer fundraising gala –

 

The Black Heart Foundation has been a long time supporter of GRS and its programmes which involves working with children in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia and other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.

BLACKHEART ON TOUR

BRETT RUMFORD

The Black Heart Foundation is delighted...

The Black Heart Foundation is delighted to continue its affiliation with and is grateful to 6-time European Tour Winning golfer Brett Rumford. Brett is a long time Black Heart Foundation Ambassador and wears the Black Heart Logo in support of The Foundation at European Tour, USPGA Tour, R&A and WGC events. Thanks to Brett, The Foundation’s friends, supporters and beneficiaries alike can lookout for the Black Heart logo at some of golf’s most prestigious events.

BENEFICIARY NEWS

BENEFICIARY CHARITIES AND INITIATIVES

During the past 12 months...

The Foundation has continued to grant financial support to a number of beneficiary charities and initiatives and we are pleased to announce that our latest recipient was the Urban Land Institute (ULI), supporting its UrbanPlan educational initiative in schools across the UK. UrbanPlan teaches young people about the urban environment though a series of interactive workshops and team challenges. Since its inception in the U.S. over ten years ago, it has reached more than 27,000 students. Its launch in the UK in 2015 marked the first time this programme has been taken overseas. UrbanPlan UK delivers targeted, one-day workshops for A-level students studying geography and business studies.

Education & The Arts

From formal academic learning to vocational field experience, The Black Heart Foundation supports a broad variety of initiatives in diverse settings. These initiatives share a key goal: to create and provide enriching, artistic, inclusive and inspiring educational environments that provide an effective bridge to higher aspirations and achievements in young people.

Health & Welfare

Physical and mental health are critical elements of a solid foundation for learning. Where children have disabilities or deficits in physical and/or mental health there may be distinct educational challenges to overcome. The Foundation supports initiatives that recognise and support the interdependence of mental and physical health and education as a means to promote children’s overall flourishing.

Sport

Sport has the potential to engage, influence and inspire young people. Important lessons in the pursuit of excellence, teamwork, discipline, leadership, and sportsmanship can be learned by participating in sport and competition. The Foundation has a particular interest in programmes that deploy sports as a means of education about physical and mental health, personal wellbeing, aspiration and pathways to excellence.

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