The Andrew K. Dwyer Foundation is a 501c(3) organization created to honor Andrew’s enthusiasm for life and concern for others by aiding less advantaged children. The Foundation provides scholarships and funding for a broad range of extracurricular activities while encouraging young people to volunteer their time in support of the Foundation’s mission.
The AKDF has no paid employees, and except for web services and tax compliance, all of its administration is on a volunteer basis. It remains fundamental to the AKDF mission that its grants have a champion who not only advocates but is personally involved with the funded charity. AKDF is hands on, not simply to ensure its funds are wisely spent, but to provide a lasting positive impact on all its charities.
Since its inception almost 20 years ago, the AKDF has been focused on providing opportunities to deserving young people across a broad spectrum of needs. Whether the grant is for scholarships for inner city children, community athletic programs, support for organizations like The First Tee and Grassroots, or programs engaging children with severe health challenges- the common denominator is our confidence that the ADDF is making a difference in a child’s life. Thank you all for your support, enabling the AKDF to touch thousands of lives.
Encouraging participation is critical to our mission and success. The Foundation now counts over 1,500 people who have helped build the Foundation and support its mission over the last 20 years. We encourage those with energy and ideas to contact Board members about your willingness and dreams. Each year we celebrate our volunteers with a new Doggday hat- to follow their journey please take a look at “Where in the World.”