How BCF Helps

Bulldogs Care Foundation (BCF) supports student athletic programs that use sports to address the most critical challenges facing youth in the New York City Area: scholastic failure, obesity, and the temptation of high-risk behaviors like gang violence and drug and alcohol abuse. BCF believes in the power of sports-based youth programs as a tool for coaching students on how to be successful in life. Not only does BCF provide funds to these programs but our board actively visits and participates with the students. Through SAT programs, mentoring and softball games, BCF takes an active role in making a difference.

BCF only provides grants to organizations that align with our mission and go through a rigorous application process to ensure that donations are put to good use.

Highlight

BCF is proud to announce that over that last six years we have been successful in raising over $850,000. The funds raised were key in supporting summer programs for foundations such as Harlem RBI, The Peter Westbrook Foundation, Street Squash, Figure Skating in Harlem and New Heights; all of which focus on mentoring disadvantaged youth. Funds from the event will support several Student-Athlete programs throughout New York City, including a Summer Academy in Riverdale for 55 boys and girls in seventh and eighth grades, as well as a Yale scholarship fund.


CitySquash

CitySquash is a not-for-profit after-school enrichment program based in the Bronx at Fordham University. The organization helps motivated and talented young people from economically disadvantaged households in the Bronx fulfill their academic, athletic and personal potential. CitySquash is an intensive, year-round commitment that includes squash, tutoring, mentoring, community service, travel, culture, high school placement, employment training and college prep. CitySquash begins working with students in third grade and serves them through college graduation.

Read about Jesse’s CitySquash story


 


Harlem RBI

Harlem RBI provides inner-city youth with opportunities to Play, Learn and Grow. They use the power of teams to Coach, Teach and Inspire youth to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.

They have a unique, year-round youth development program based in East Harlem, New York. Since its founding in 1991, Harlem RBI has grown to serve more than 1,500 boys and girls annually, ages 5-22, providing them with year-round sports, educational and enrichment activities.


 


Asphalt Green

Asphalt Green is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals of all ages and backgrounds achieve health through a lifetime of sports and fitness. This premier athletic complex situated on a beautiful 5½-acre campus is one of New York City’s most valuable resources, acknowledged for its unparalleled programs and expertise.


 


LIA NEAL, 2012 US Bronze Medalist


17-year-old Lia Neal, won a bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics.


Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership

Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL) is a youth organization that builds leadership skills and social responsibility through lacrosse. They provide a safe and structured setting for players as they guide them both on and off the field through coaching, mentoring and academic intervention. Broadening players’ experiences and skill sets prepares them to become effective leaders in the Harlem community.


 


Ice Hockey in Harlem (IHIH)

IHIH’s mission is to improve the social and academic well being of children from the Harlem community. Their organization offers programming that allows children in the community to take advantage of the educational and athletic opportunities provided by youth sports. Through participation in ice hockey, IHIH student-athletes learn the fundamentals of the game, engage in an active lifestyle and broaden their life experiences.


 


 

Additional Organizations

APPLY TO BE A BCF ALL STAR:

2013 BCF All-Star application will be available in June. Please email info@bulldogscarefoundation.org for more information.