The Carmelo Anthony Foundation is the vehicle by which Carmelo gives back to the community through a variety of outreach programs and donations. The mission of this nonprofit organization is to positively impact the lives of those living in under-served communities through 3 key focus areas – education, recreation & community outreach.
The vision of the foundation is to provide programs & services that will empower & inspire the less fortunate to be more than their circumstances may dictate.
As a vehicle to raise awareness and foster innovation around educational and recreational opportunity needs for children, families and their communities, the Foundation sponsors special projects and events, while collaborating with other donors, business leaders, celebrities, athletes and nonprofit organizations.
In addition to his status as a superstar on the basketball court, Carmelo excels off the court in his efforts to improve communities and positively impact the way of life for disadvantaged children and families through his philanthropic efforts. The Giving Back Fund is the premier philanthropic resource for the sports and entertainment communities.
In 2006, the organization named Carmelo eighth on a list of 30 celebrity philanthropists in America in their “Giving Back 30” report. He was the only basketball player on this list, and was joined in the top tier by celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods. Carmelo was recognized for making charitable donations in excess of $4 million for projects in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and Syracuse, New York.