The Bill and Sharon Allen Family Foundation

The Bill and Sharon Allen Family Foundation serves the greater good of our communities by supporting nonprofit activities throughout the Charlotte region. Our values – inclusion, integrity, innovation, impact, and results – help us better serve those in need. The Foundation is proud to fund nonprofit organizations and programs that promote fun, active, and healthy lifestyles for youth in the communities we serve.

Miracle League Baseball
A fun game of baseball being played on the Miracle League Field in Charlotte, NC.

Miracle League Charlotte made possible by a grant from The Bill and Sharon Allen Family Foundation.

Too often, children with physical and cognitive disabilities never get the chance to step up to the plate.

In 2012, The YMCA of Greater Charlotte and Miracle League teamed up to give children with disabilities a chance to play baseball by creating the YMCA Miracle League through a generous financial contribution from The Bill and Sharon Allen Family Foundation. We place children on a team of between 10 and 12 baseball players for games that last approximately one hour.

The YMCA of Greater Charlotte's Miracle League Field is located at the Keith Family YMCA. This custom-designed baseball complex hosts Charlotte's first completely wheelchair accessible surface that allows children of all abilities to take the field.

The Alexander Youth Network received 50 brand new bicycles to replace a worn and tattered fleet. The Bill and Sharon Allen Family Foundation went beyond financial support by engaging the local cycling community to help assemble the new bikes. Bill and Sharon have been long time supporters of the Alexander Youth Network and just recently they help kick off what has become a very successful program called Bark and Heal.

With support from the Bill and Sharon Allen Family Foundation, the U Deserve A Chance Foundation is renovating a forgotten community baseball facility on the West side of Charlotte. The facility will be home to the Queens College baseball team while serving as a community center and a place where kids can learn and play baseball. The ground breaking ceremony included baseball legends and the honorable Mayor Vi Lyles.

Bill believes strongly that his foundation can do more. One way to do this is through service days where the foundation coordinates and works with volunteers helping a client with a simple task. In this case, we installed new garage shelving for a client of the Joe Martin ALS Foundation.