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 Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which grants college scholarships to children of Special Ops warriors lost in battle.
The Foundation also partners with KPMG’s Family Literacy Program and its Blue for Books program. With proceeds from the purchase of each KPMG blue cap that Phil wears on the PGA TOUR, three children receive a book. More than two million first books have been distributed to young readers.