CHANGING THE GAME FOR COACHES AND THEIR FAMILIES
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity that believes athletic coaches and their families make up an underserved community of very selfless people.
Our mission is to alleviate and prevent hardships for athletic coaches and their families.
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How We Help
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL SUPPORT
BMF is committed to providing support to coaches and their families with hardships through our grant programs. Our goal is to provide meaningful grants to applicants most in need within our financial means.
BMF takes an active leadership role in the coaching community to try to prevent the next coaching tragedy from happening. We offer empowering programs and supportive resources to address a variety of health and wellness topics, as well as champion a health checkup day for coaches each Spring.
RESOURCES & REFERRALS
BMF believes that after tragedy strikes all a family should have to worry about is overcoming it. We seek to offer the support necessary for healing by facilitating relationships between our coaches, their families, employers, and social service agencies to ensure that they are getting the best programs and resources available for whatever needs they have.
Why What We Do Matters
Research shows that relationships with coaches are some of, if not the, most impactful relationships that a young person can have. Good coaches can use sport as a vehicle for positive personal growth, self-confidence, and overall well-being (including mental health). But the immense influence of a good coach is still overlooked and underappreciated - including by coaches themselves.
That is where The Big Man Foundation's story begins.
The Big Man Foundation was founded in 2020 to honor the legacy of Coach Jamal Powell. Coach Powell was known for the strong relationships he was able to build with his players, and the positive change he was able to bring to their lives. Coach Powell passed away from cancer in Spring 2021 at 39 years-old. He is survived by his wife and their three young children. It is Coach Powell's life, principles, and service to others that are his legacy - and this foundation's inspiration.
We believe that coaches and their families deserve a support system.
We believe that coaches and their families deserve help when they need it.
We believe that every young person deserves a Coach Powell.