The Marshall Faulk Foundation is proud to work with the Aztec Club by providing football scholarships to San Diego State University athletes from the greater San Diego community. Proceeds from the foundation's annual Aztec For Life event benefit the Aztec football program. Marshall began his football career as a running back at SDSU. The opportunity to sponsor the football program is a fundamental way to give back to his Alma Mater and to reward hard-working young men. Marshall presented San Diego State’s Athletic Director Jim Sterk with a $60,000 check to benefit the football program at a Men’s Basketball game in February of 2011. To date, The Marshall Faulk Foundation has awarded The Aztec Club $155,000 for scholarships.
The Marshall Faulk Foundation provides funding for The JRYMCA’s youth sports programs and after care. These programs support children and young adults in San Diego’s most critical service area, South East San Diego. Marshall’s ties to the YMCA program began in his early childhood years. In Marshall’s words, “the YMCA was the best experience when I was a kid. I learned teamwork, how to share and most of all how to respect others.” The Marshall Faulk Foundation has donated over $70,000 to the JRYMCA since 2009. By supporting the JRYMCA, Marshall hopes that he can give kids the opportunity to learn the values that he has carried with him since those childhood years.
The Marshall Faulk Foundation is proud to partner with Boys to Men Mentoring Network, which is based on the firm conviction that boys need good men as role models to help them become good men. To date, the Marshall Faulk Foundation has donated $30,000 to the Boys to Men organization. Boys to Men give boys hope, support and guidance. They help them become good men and provide a complete program with community, mentoring, and a Rite of Passage adventure that serves both boys and men. They give each boy a chance to decide what kind of man he wants to be. The challenge for boys in today's world is greater than ever. Too many good boys get caught up in a path they may not have chosen if they had a mentor to help see options, weigh consequences and make positive choices. Boys to Men helps provided these mentors and The Marshall Faulk is looking forward to continuing working with this organization.
The Marshall Faulk Foundation is proud to support the 9th Ward Field of Dreams, a project dedicated to bringing a $1.85 million dollar football field, track, lighting system, and stadium seating to New Orleans. The stadium will be located on the campus of George Washington Carver High School, Marshall’s alma mater, which was destroyed as a result of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Once completed, the stadium will be open to all area high schools, middle schools, and community members free of charge. This will be what revitalizes youth sports in New Orleans.
The Marshall Faulk Foundation has also provided funding to several other organizations throughout the years including: