The Mike Peterson Foundation was formed in 2004 to benefit underserved youth and socio-economically challenged families. The mission of the Mike Peterson Foundation is to provide innovative programs for underprivileged youth that encourage learning, embrace the gifts and celebrate the uniqueness of every child in our communities.
Who We are
What we do
Since its inception, the Mike Peterson Foundation has served more than thousands of youth and families through the following community events:
Annual Thanksgiving meal distribution
Back to School backpack distribution
Spreading Holiday Cheer
Holiday events throughout the community
'Just Read It! Star of the Month' literacy incentive program
Bringing Families Together
Annual Family Fun Day
Top Dog Readers Club literacy program
Adoption of local Elementary schools
Free annual youth football camps
The 5/3 Financial Savings program
As a locker room leader and one of the most community-minded members during his time in the NFL, Peterson was honored with the Jaguars/Morgan Stanley Community Leader of the Month Award. Additionally, which led to his being named Community Leader of the Year. Peterson received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his community involvement.
The Mike Peterson Foundation, EIN 20-1663818, is a 501(c) charity.