FOUNDATION

WHAT WE HAVE SEEN

More recently than ever, parents are struggling to provide basic necessities for their children. Whether in a single-parent or traditionally family structure, they do as much as they can in the present for their kids as they maintain hopes and dreams they enjoy prosperous futures, even in the most unrealistic times.

 

And that's where Jozy Altidore knows he can make a difference for hundreds of men, women and children around the world with his foundation.

 

THE FOUNDATION

A non-profit foundation that was founded in 2011 by the United States/international soccer star, Altidore's philanthropic endeavor has a simple goal. That mission? To help children in need any way it can. Whether through donations, corporate events, public appearances or fundraisers, the foundation is dedicated to raising money for the underprivileged and those in need of assistance.

 

The foundation has its hand in many projects at the moment, highlighted by a successful partnership with Generosity Water, a not-for-profit organization that helps bring clean water to people in struggling, poverty stricken nations around the world. Jozy and his foundation raised money through public donations that went toward the building of a well in Haiti that provides clean water to more than 400 people in a village outside one of the poverty-stricken country's major cities.

 

Most recently, Altidore's foundation partnered with St. Luke Foundation to bring live television coverage of the 2016 Copa America Centenario to numerous cities across Haiti, The project, solely funded by Altidore's foundation, enabled live broadcasts of all group-stage matches featuring the U.S. and Haiti, as well as the semifinal and championship games.

 

Altidore's foundation has been involved with several other campaigns, including projects with fashion icons David Yurman and Kenneth Cole, Victoria's Secret supermodel Adriana Lima, NASCAR star Denny Hamlin, Love Your Melon and Autism Speaks.

 

OUR IMMEDIATE GOALS

Altidore and his foundation are embarking on the most important fundraising campaign/project in their history later this year when they attempt to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars that go toward funding for pediatric-cancer research and assistance programs. Funding generated will go to doctors and scientists doing critical research on the various forms of childhood cancer that will hopefully save lives and potentially eliminate cancer all together. It will also go toward funding for the following things: patient-support groups; and, programs created to assist families with transportation/places to stay as their child takes on the toughest battle of their young life.

 

"Putting an end to all forms of pediatric cancer is something we have to do," Altidore said in a recent interview. "Federal funding for childhood-cancer research is grossly underfunded, which is completely unacceptable. Hopefully, this fundraiser can help change that and move things forward in our goal of helping to eliminate all kinds of pediatric cancer in the world."

 

PHILANTHROPY

Altidore's philanthropic work is focused on providing children across the globe with opportunities to play, grow and learn. As a proud father and Haitian American, Jozy's charitable efforts center around development in Haiti and child-focused health causes, including autism and pediatric-cancer research.

 

Jozy believes in growing the game of soccer and has created opportunities in both his hometown of Boca Raton, Fl., and other parts of the world to introduce more youth to the sport. During April of 2020 and 2021, Altidore served as an Ambassador of Hope for Haiti's successful "Hike for Haiti" virtual campaign focused on fundraising for Hope for Haiti's education and health programs. The month-long challenge centered around physical activity to simulate the 200 flight of stair daily journey that students in Marre a Coiffe, Haiti, take to school each day.

 

Jozy is also a proud founding member of LeBron James' "More Than A Vote" campaign, focused on fighting voter suppression throughout the U.S. and educating, energizing and protecting African American voters.

 

SUPPORTING THE FOUNDATION

If you would like to get involved, please contact Jeremy Pond at 702.622.0147 or via email at jeremydpond@gmail.com at your convenience. If you'd like to make a donation to the foundation, please send a check or money order made payable to the Jozy Altidore Foundation to the following address:

 

Jeremy Pond
c/o Jozy Altidore Foundation
70 Distillery Lane
#3303
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5A 0E3