THE PHIL & AMY MICKELSON FOUNDATION
Since its inception in 2004, the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation has focused its interest primarily on supporting a variety of youth and family initiatives.
“Family is our own number-one priority,” said Phil. “Both Amy and I benefited by being raised in our own strong, loving families and now we’re fortunate and thankful to be in a position to help others strengthen their own family bonds.”
The mission of the Foundation is to operate exclusively for charitable, educational and/or scientific purposes. Established as a 501(c)3, it is a non-fundraising private foundation.
“We have not solicited donations but we have received them,” said Amy. “We want those kind donors to know we’re truly grateful and that because our administrative fees are virtually nil, every cent that is contributed goes directly to our projects.”
Eleven years ago, Phil joined forces with the PGA TOUR to raise funds for a number of military charities. That effort continues today with special emphasis on the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which grants college scholarships to children of Special Ops warriors lost in battle.
KPMG Blue for Books:
In 2012, Phil Mickelson and KPMG joined together to create “Blue for Books” benefitting KPMG Family for Literacy (KFFL). This program is a nationwide charitable initiative designed to put thousands of books into the hands of children in need, through the sale of KPMG blue golf hats, just like the hat Mickelson wears on the PGA TOUR. For each hat sold, KPMG donates three new books to children from low-income families. KFFL has distributed more than two million books to young readers.
2017 marks the five-year anniversary of Blue for Books, during which time the program has refurbished nine libraries and donated over 173,000 books through blue hat sales.
For more information: http://golf.kpmg.us/golf-kpmg/blue-for-books.html
Hurricane Harvey Relief:
In September, The Phil and Amy Mickelson Charitable Foundation donated $100,000 to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. Having many professional and personal ties to the city of Houston, Phil and Amy were deeply saddened by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.