The Golden Heart Fund is supported by 49ers Faithful, Ownership (past and present), 49ers alumni and front office staff. After formation, the board decided to have the 49ers Legends at the center of the project – as donors, decision-makers, program leaders and outreach specialists. Today, TGHF is a thriving organization – by 49ers alumni greats provides funding support and relief for 49ers alumni who are facing significant physical, emotional and financial need. It is undeniable the amount of stress that is overlooked after retirement from the NFL. Whether the career was 2 years or 20 years, the struggle with depression, aftermath of physical injury, self-identity and financial burden is real. We have come together as a 49ers family to lift those who once lifted our city.