The Sharks Foundation leverages the Sharks brand to positively impact the community in two ways: (1) It implements effective programs that enhance the lives of youth and families and (2) It raises funds and redistributes the money back into the community by donating to high-performing non-profits and executing impactful projects.
During the 2014-15 season alone, the Sharks Foundation donated nearly $1.4 million in support to local charities, including building a Sharks-themed playground in West San Jose. Since its inception in 1994, the Sharks Foundation has given nearly $8.6 million to hundreds of non-profit groups in Santa Clara County.
While monetary donations are important, they are not the only way the Sharks Foundation gives back. Each season Sharks players, coaches, broadcasters and front office staff volunteer hundreds of hours to support local organizations. For the Sharks and the Foundation, it is about dedication both on and off the ice.
As role models, the Sharks Foundation is committed to giving back to the community that so strongly supports it.