Community Impact

The Sharks Foundation leverages the Sharks brand to positively impact the community in two ways: (1) It implements effective programs that enhance the lives of youth and families and (2) It raises funds and redistributes the money back into the community by donating to high-performing non-profits and executing impactful projects.

During the 2014-15 season, the Sharks Foundation dispersed nearly $1.4 million in funding to support the community and, specifically, Santa Clara County. Since its inception in 1994, the Foundation has given nearly $8.6 million to over 160 non-profit organizations.


ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED IN 2015-2016
Organization Amount
Grant Recipients 2015-16 $565,000 & 24 total grants
Tech Museum of Innovation $50,000
Toys for Tots $23,448
Operation Care and Comfort $22,000 & 14 barrels of care package suppplies
San Jose Rotary's Potaplast International Project $20,000
Jacob's Heart $17,000
Okizu Foundation $17,000
Second Harvest Food Bank $7,439.12
Defending the Blue Line $5,022.24
Rotary Club of San Jose $12,000
Silicon Valley Turkey Trot $10,000
Good Karma Bikes $8,399.27
Second Harvest Food Bank $9,700 & 9 barrels of food, totaling 14,327 meals donated
Austen Everett Foundation $8,000
Cancer CAREPoint $8,000
Dream Foundation $8,000
Folds of Honor $8,000
Loved Twice $5,300
HelpAMotherOut.org $5,300
Shop with a Cop of Silicon Valley $5,000
Capes4Heroes $3,930
Stanford Blood Center 223 units of blood
TOTAL: $775,678 and counting!

While monetary donations are important, they are not the only way the Sharks Foundation gives back. Each season Sharks players, coaches, broadcasters and front office staff volunteer hundreds of hours to support local organizations. For the San Jose Sharks and the Sharks Foundation, it is about dedication both on and off the ice.


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