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Be the MVP for your 49ers & donate now

Help former players find a path to good health, purpose, and employment.

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Uplift your favorite players after they hang up their uniforms.

A structured schedule, support from coaches and trainers, purpose to serve a team - these are just some of the things athletes lose after they play their last game. When the camaraderie and routines go away, professional athletes often experience uncertainty, loss of identity, and financial strain. Additionally, the physical toll of the game often causes chronic health challenges.


The Golden Heart Fund is a player-led support network supported by fans like you. 

When 49ers legend Dwight Clark was diagnosed with ALS, The Golden Heart Fund was there to battle it with him and lighten the load. Likewise, when the widow of a former player needed emergency financial assistance, The Golden Heart Fund answered the call and ensured she was able to provide for their children.

The Golden Heart Fund not only supports our athletes — but their immediate families as well.

Your donation helps connect 49ers to comprehensive, peer-to-peer support after the NFL.

  • Mentorship
  • Financial assistance & planning
  • Professional development
  • Health resources
  • Crisis support

Any amount you give today will uplift former players and their families in times of need.

  • The Golden Heart Fund is a non-profit 501(c)3.
  • Gifts are 100% tax deductible.
  • All donations are processed securely.

Help your heroes get back on the right path.