Foundation of Light

Foundation of Light is the official charity of Sunderland AFC. We use the power of football to improve the lives of our communities across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.

Based at the Beacon of Light, in Sunderland, over the last 20 years we have supported nearly 500,000 people of all ages and walks of life.

Through four main curriculum areas – education, world of work, sport and play, and health and wellbeing – we use the power of football to engage individuals and groups, to increase life opportunities and to develop happier, healthier and more cohesive communities, tackling some of the region’s biggest societal challenges.