ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Our Process


Started by 10-year NFL veteran Akin Ayodele, Dreambuilders is a 501c3 non-profit that works hand-in-hand with local schools and organizations to provide disadvantaged children with items and experiences most other kids take for granted.

These include items like shoes, backpacks or winter coats, and even school uniforms, sports equipment or birthday and Christmas gifts. But the programs Dreambuilders supports are never “one size fits all.” They are always shaped by the community spirit of each individual athlete. Dreambuilders has organized scholarships, weekend food backpack programs, school food pantries and upgrades to activity spaces like playgrounds and sports fields, where kids can stay active.

In its first decade of existence, Dreambuilders has worked with dozens of athletes and coaches in cities from coast to coast, impacting tens of thousands of children in need. Our staff handles all of the legwork required to put each program together, securing all of the funding to make it a reality, and working with the schools and charitable partners to put everything into place.

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FOR ATHLETES


There are so many needs, it can be difficult to determine the best way to make a positive difference. Should they start their own foundation? Partner with a community fund?

The answer is not always the same for every athlete. The best option depends just as much on what type of commitment they want to make as what cause they choose to support. The Dreambuilders Foundation has now made it easy for athletes to create their very own community programs without all of the administrative headaches it takes to set up their own nonprofits.

Because Dreambuilders is already an established 501c3, there is no administrative work to be done by the athlete. There is no need to set up a board of directors or go through the time and expense of filing legal paperwork to get started. We focus on building a personalized program that he/she will be proud of, and that will build his/her own community identity.

In addition to handling all the administrative tasks of putting together an athlete’s programs, Dreambuilders also works with companies across the country to bring in sponsor funding to make it all a reality.


OUR ATHLETES

FOR SPONSORS


In developing community partnerships with athletes, companies are able to make a big impact on the communities they serve while offering unique volunteer opportunities for their employees and gaining the significant PR value that a well-known athlete can bring to the table.

Dreambuilders has a 10-year track record of executing successful partnerships that garner extensive media coverage for partners like UnitedHealthcare, JCPenney, Albertsons and Cargill.


partnerships

FOR ATHLETES


There are so many needs, it can be difficult to determine the best way to make a positive difference. Should they start their own foundation? Partner with a community fund?

The answer is not always the same for every athlete. The best option depends just as much on what type of commitment they want to make as what cause they choose to support. The Dreambuilders Foundation has now made it easy for athletes to create their very own community programs without all of the administrative headaches it takes to set up their own nonprofits.

Because Dreambuilders is already an established 501c3, there is no administrative work to be done by the athlete. There is no need to set up a board of directors or go through the time and expense of filing legal paperwork to get started. We focus on building a personalized program that he/she will be proud of, and that will build his/her own community identity.

In addition to handling all the administrative tasks of putting together an athlete’s programs, Dreambuilders also works with companies across the country to bring in sponsor funding to make it all a reality.


OUR ATHLETES

FOR SPONSORS


In developing community partnerships with athletes, companies are able to make a big impact on the communities they serve while offering unique volunteer opportunities for their employees and gaining the significant PR value that a well-known athlete can bring to the table.

Dreambuilders has a 10-year track record of executing successful partnerships that garner extensive media coverage for partners like UnitedHealthcare, JCPenney, Albertsons and Cargill.


partnerships

Our Athletes

Each Dreambuilders program is captained in the cities in which they are active. Dreambuilders athletes lead the efforts to raise funds and awareness for the programs they support. This is done by hosting fundraising events, doing interviews or appearances to promote the program and – most of all – lending a hand to make sure kids receive the benefits they deserve from each initiative.

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