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The Jamal Powell Legacy Grant

Our flagship program is named in honor of Coach Jamal Powell - who is the inspiration for founding our  The Big Man Foundation. A young and up-and-coming coach, Coach Powell tragically passed away in Spring of 2021 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was 39 years old and is survived by his wife and their three young children. 


Coach Powell continues to be the heartbeat behind everything that we do.

We seek to offer the support necessary for healing by walking alongside families and serving them in thoughtful, meaningful ways. We facilitate 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. Our goal is to provide meaningful grants to applicants most in need within our financial means.

BMF believes that after tragedy strikes all a family should have to worry about is overcoming it.


The Big Man Foundation is here for you

You may be stressed right now. You may not know where to go. You might not want to ask for help. The Big Man Foundation is here for you and we want to help you. Our eligibility page can help you determine if you should apply for help. The grants are based on financial need. Once an application is received, our team will personally review it to see if we can help and, if so, help the best way possible.

Our current grant cycle is continuous, but is subject to chance based on the demand for our services.

Do you know of an individual or family with a need? Anonymously bring it to our attention:
How to apply

Begin your online application by clicking the button above. The grant application will guide you through the submission process in detail. 

Review and submit your online application. Once you are finished entering and attaching documents. 

Shortly after you submit your application you will receive an email to your provided email address informing you of the status of your application and/or if we need more information from you. 
What happens next

Once the grant window has closed, our team will review your application and make a recommendation to our Board of Directors.

The goal of The Big Man Foundation is to respond within two weeks after the grant window has closed. We will then let you know if your application is approved, denied, or if further information or documentation is required to process your application.

If approved, we will typically provide assistance by directly issuing funds to a creditor. 

If your application is denied, you will receive an email explaining the reason for the denial.
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