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In collaboration with the NFLPA and The Trust, The Giving Back Fund (GBF) created Foundation Fundamentals to provide personalized philanthropic advisory services to current
and former NFLPA player members.

As a benefit with your NFLPA and Trust membership, you can receive free guidance and resources tailored to meet your philanthropic needs. Just as a great coach provides support and guidance to their team, Foundation Fundamentals supports you with best-in-class philanthropy advisory services by helping you align your values with your philanthropic giving for greater community impact.

Want to speak with an advisor directly about your philanthropic needs?
A dedicated 800 phone line has been established for your use.
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"EVERYONE HAS AN INHERENT DESIRE TO GIVE BACK AND LEAVE THEIR MARK ON SOCIETY BEYOND FORTUNE AND FAME." - MARC POLLICK

Created more than 20 years ago by Marc Pollick, an internationally recognized speaker, writer, and consultant on philanthropy and a charitable giving and a team of professionals with more than 220 years of combined nonprofit experience, The Giving Back Fund (GBF) encourages and facilitates charitable giving by professional athletes, celebrities, high net-worth individuals, and others who truly desire to give back. In partnership with the NFLPA and The Trust, GBF has established Foundation Fundamentals to provide any current or former player with expert, unbiased, professional philanthropic guidance and advice.

The National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) is the union for professional football players in the National Football League. Established in 1956, the NFLPA has a long history of assuring proper recognition and representation of players’ interests. The NFLPA has shown that it will do whatever is necessary to assure that the rights of players are protected—including ceasing to be a union, if necessary, as it did in 1989. In 1993, the NFLPA again was officially recognized as the union representing the players, and negotiated a landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NFL. The current CBA will govern the sport through 2020.

The Trust (powered by the NFLPA) is designed to provide an ecosystem of support for former players, with an emphasis on overall health and successful transition from professional football. The Trust staff counsels players through a wellness plan across six primary pillars: Brain and Body Health, Career Transition and Development, Education and Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and Personal Interaction.