Why We Exist
Kelly for Kids is committed to serving disadvantaged and disabled youth in Western New York through the distribution of grant money raised throughout the year.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“This is an amazing foundation. Jim is a great person. He gave my son the opportunity to meet him and welcomed our family with open arms. Our prayers go out to Jim and his family today and always.”
– Kozlowski Family
About the Foundation
After his retirement, former quarterback of the Buffalo Bills and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Kelly decided to make Buffalo, NY his permanent home. When he arrived in 1986, he was not only focused on building a winning football team; he was determined to make a difference in the community. He did so by establishing the Kelly for Kids Foundation.
Kelly for Kids is committed to serving disadvantaged and disabled youth in Western New York through the distribution of grant money raised throughout the year. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed nearly 5 million dollars to many local children’s charities such as Cradle Beach Camp, Kids Escaping Drugs, Ilio DiPaolo Scholarship Fund, and of course, Jim’s Son’s foundation, Hunter’s Hope, just to name a few.
With your help and generosity, we can help make dreams a reality for numerous children in the Western New York community. Come journey with us as we dream of countless possibilities for the leaders of our future!