2016 Year In Review

Mission:  Effectuating positive change in the lives of youth, particularly those in underserved communities.

Look at what you helped us accomplish in 2016.  

For a more comprehensive overview of our impact see our latest Impact Report.  


WINTER (December, January, February)

Holiday Dinner Basket Surprise 

Each year The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation (TMJF) celebrates its annual holiday tradition. In collaboration with 27 local churches and non-profit organizations, (reflective of the jersey number Malcolm wears on the field), the foundation held their second annual surprise event in Philadelphia and sixth in New Orleans.   

With generous support from the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, ACME Markets, Kohl’s, friends at College Track New Orleans, and volunteers, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation filled baskets with nutritious holiday food, including turkeys and all the fixings for 275 deserving families. Five families received a personal surprise delivery from Malcolm and his teammates and 27 families also received toys for their children to put under the tree.   


South Philly Sharks 

Youth matter to The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation! After having all their equipment stolen, the community rallied around the 8u & 10u Sigma Sharks AAU program.  The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation provided $2,100 to cover the shortfall of travel expenses the team needed to travel to the championship tournament in Orlando, FL.  

“Without the assistance from TMJF, our team would not have been able to make the dreams off these youngsters from the tough working class neighborhood in South Philadelphia to the pristine suburbs of Orlando Florida to play football.  Thank you!” -Head 10&u Coach Anthony Meadows 

Thomas Jefferson University Heart Health Day

Lifelong health is a value that The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation hopes to instill in all communities they impact. As a representative of TMJF, Founder and Chairman Malcolm Jenkins appeared at a community event for #jeffheartday and participated in a cooking demonstration on heart healthy food.


Baskets Of Hope

Each year The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation brightens the lives of children and their families who are hospital bound. More than 300 seriously ill children at St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia received Easter baskets as a gift from the foundation 



Central Jersey Health Consortium 

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation was honored by Safe Kids New Jersey for their dedication to health and safety through their annual sports safety clinics. 





Get Ready Fest 

Having the necessary resources for a community to thrive is a cornerstone of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation! In Columbus, Ohio, 22 percent of households live below the poverty level and far too many children go to bed hungry.  This is why, on April 29th, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation partnered with Feed the Children and Teleperformance for their annual Get Ready Fest – a festive community event that provided 1,200 pre-identified Columbus-area families with wellness resources, food and essentials.    

Each family received a 25-pound box of food, a 10-pound box of much needed essentials like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, personal-care items, and a box with assorted Avon Products.  Get Ready Fest also includes several community organizations that served as partners in providing complimentary services and products, such as children’s books and haircuts. 

Malcolm Jenkins Scholars Final exam care packages 

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation supports its scholars not only during the start of school, but also during the stressful time of final exams week. Our freshman Malcolm Jenkins Scholars received a care package of snacks and sweets to support them during final exam week. 


Sport Safety Clinic 

We were proud to welcome our friend and former New York Giants cornerback Brandon Bing as the host of our free Sports Safety Clinic  in New Jersey. The event at Metuchen SportsPlex welcomed over 75 kids in addition to parents and coaches. In partnership with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Safe Kids New Jersey, the clinic focused on strength and conditioning, speed and agility, nutrition and hydration, youth cardiac health, and concussion recovery.  Bing and current and former Rutgers athletes hosted interactive stations for the attendees ranging from six to 18 years old. Parents and coaches were able to participate in information sessions that will allow them to help keep young athletes safe and continuing to play the sports they love.  

Junior Achievement Program

Developing  high school students into leaders and entrepreneurs is well aligned with The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. In April, we teamed up with Comcast to provide mentoring support to  prepare Philadelphia students entrepreneurs for the Junior Achievement Company Program Regional Competition.


Malcolm Jenkins Scholars 

To date, the foundation has awarded more than $85,000 to deserving college-bound students! At The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s annual event in collaboration with College Track New Orleans, 13 college bound seniors who completed Project REWARDS were awarded scholarships. The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation also celebrated their first cohort of college graduates at the ceremony!  


Complete Athlete Program 

Just because students are college age, does not mean that life skills classes aren’t of high importance. In collaboration with The Ohio State University, Malcolm Jenkins helped launch CAP, a two-day seminar providing 20 current and former student athletes with a transitional program that addresses needs like financial planning, careers, networking and family management.  

To read more about the program, follow the link. http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football/2016/09/74701/ohio-state-will-honor-malcolm-jenkins-for-250000-donation-to-athletic-department-initiative  


SUMMER (June, July, August)

Next Level Youth Football Camp 

In addition to supporting learning in the classroom, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation provided instruction and motivational lessons, while developing fundamental skills on the football field to local kids! On June 24th and 25th, more than 425 area youth were given the opportunity to participate in a free, non-contact camp in Piscataway, NJ.  

All campers received instruction from area high school coaches and NFL players, Malcolm Jenkins, Larry Fitzgerald, Devin McCourty, and Connor Barwin among others. Sport Testing, Inc. provided state of the art combine testing to all youth in attendance.   

Also, through a partnership with Safe Kids NJ, more than 200 parents were guests at a free seminar on sports safety that covered topics such as: concussion recognition and recovery, overuse injury prevention, sudden cardiac arrest in athletes, nutrition and hydration, importance of sleep in athletes, mental health and anti-bullying.  

CJCC Pinnacle Awards 

In another year of supporting local communities, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation continues to see their mission statement of supporting underserved communities in action. In honor of community impact in New Jersey, Founder & Chairman Malcolm Jenkins was honored by the Southern New Jersey Chamber of Commerce with their annual Chairman’s Award. 



Summer S.T.E.A.M. 

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation added to its youth programming with their inaugural year of Summer S.T.E.A.M.  In July 2016, the collaboration with Drexel University ExCITe Center exposed 25 area middle school kids from Philadelphia’s Promise Zone to a free, week-long camp offering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Athletics, and Mathematics.  The goal of the program is to engage, educate and inspire students, in a wide range of formats, regardless of resources.   

Summer S.T.E.A.M. uniquely integrates science, math and technology with areas of creative and performing arts and athletics, including: music technology, visual arts, game design & coding and athletics.  The athletics modules is an unique addition to S.T.E.A.M. and offers students the opportunity to see how science and technology enhance sports and physical training.



FALL: (September, October, November) 

Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. 

In 2016, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation celebrated its sixth year of Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S students. In a joint effort with College Track New Orleans, TMJF provides a life skills curriculum during the 2015-2016 school year for 200 high schoolers focused on self-confidence, health and wellness, strategic thinking, leadership, development, and mentorship.   




What It Takes- Urban Youth Summit

Investing in the future of Philly area HS kids, our Founder and Chairman, Malcolm Jenkins joined ESPN’s Kevin Negandhi, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, Mikey Garcia, Actor Hill Harper, Derrick Brooks, Gerald Henderson, Jordan Matthews and others  at the “What it Takes” sympoisum an Urban Youth event aimed to motivate minority boys to stay in school and attain life goals.


Piscataway Pop Warner Football 

The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation continues to give back to the hometown community of our Founder and Chairmen. In September, TMJF provided brand new cleats for the 2016 Piscataway Pop Warner Mitey Mites Football team.  


Visit to Woodrow Wilson High School

In October, TMJF Founder and Chairman Malcolm Jenkins visited Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey to present the football team with new cleats for the season. Jenkins spoke to the young men about courage, leadership and kindness to others.  



Baton Rouge Backpack Initiative

TMJF provided volunteers and funding to purchase 1,000 backpacks and schools supplies for Baton Rouge students impacted by the Louisiana flood in support of Thomas Morstead and What You Give Will Grow

Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon

In October 2016, TMJF raised over $90,000 for Philadelphia-based youth programs at the 3rd annual Blitz, Bow-Ties & Bourbon fundraiser. The luxury event hosted over 200 guests for a night of entertainment, including the sounds of Philadelphia jazz legend, Luke Carlos O’Reilly and Friends of Black Tie Entertainment, emcee Jon Dorenbos (America’s Got Talent & Eagles Longsnapper), live & silent auctions, bourbon tasting & cocktails from Maker’s Mark and fine food samplings from some of Philly’s best chefs.  

Sponsors and VIP guests were treated to a pre-event exclusive experience, hosted by Maker’s Mark that included a live wax dipping, small batch bourbon tasting and presentation by Beam Suntory Bourbon Master Rob Mullane. VIP guest received Maker’s Mark soaked cigars and personalized custom etching of Knob Creek Whiskey bottles. Additionally, they had the opportunity to mingle with Malcolm Jenkins and his Eagles teammates throughout the night. 



Police Relations and Community Outreach 

TMJF Founder and Chairman Malcolm Jenkins seeks to make an impact as often as possible and in light of major tragedies in 2016, Jenkins sought out change both with local police and with government officials. In collaboration with Vice Sports, Jenkins did a ride along with Philly police to talk about police relations in that community. In addition, Jenkins and four other NFL players spoke to Congressional members about race relations in today’s America and the possibility of criminal justice reform moving forward.



We are grateful to all of our 2016 sponsors and community partners in addition to all the generous donations we received this year.  

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