The Kansas City Chiefs recognize its responsibility as a civic leader throughout the Chiefs Kingdom. Be it helping our neighbors in Joplin to recover and rebuild following the devastating tornadoes, supporting military members, veterans and their families both locally and world-wide, thanking public servants and first responders for their sacrifices or encouraging the next generation to experience the arts through the newly implemented and still growing Chiefs Art Program, the organization strives to lead by its example.
Chiefs community Caring Team
The Chiefs display a tradition of service unparalleled in the region. The Hunt family has made corporate citizenship and charitable giving a priority for the entire organization, including Chiefs players. Those efforts focus on programs which improve the civic climate in our region, support families and children in crisis, improve health and wellness among children, as well as preserve the legacy and history of the game of football and the National Football League.
One way the organization supports these efforts is through Chiefs Community Caring Team visits. The Chiefs Community Caring Team, led by the entire Hunt Family, includes members from the Chiefs organization who participate in community outreach efforts throughout the year. It consists not only of Chiefs players and position groups but also the Chiefs Rookie Club, Chiefs Women’s Organization, KC Wolf, Chiefs Cheerleaders, Chiefs Ambassadors, other alumni, Chiefs Red Coaters and all Chiefs staff members.
Chiefs Player Outreach
Tuesday is traditionally a day off for NFL players during the season but many in the Chiefs organization don’t treat it that way! It's not uncommon to see your favorite Chiefs players spending their time in the community and lending a helping hand, whether at a school visit, non-profit fundraiser or directly helping those in need.
These activities are further enhanced as Chiefs players join other members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team. As a cohesive unit, this group utilizes the same perseverance and dedication it displays on game days to help better our local community. In doing so, these players help lead by example and invite fans from throughout the Chiefs Kingdom to join our team.
Since LB Derrick Thomas established his "Third and Long Foundation" in 1990, nearly 90 members of the Red and Gold have created individual player foundations and/or charitable programming in addition to their community involvement with the Chiefs team.
The Chiefs Ambassadors are a charitable minded group that positively impact many children and families in the Kansas City community through local scholarship programs, golf tournament fundraisers and charitable appearances at local events. It’s not uncommon to see them volunteering at Arrowhead on Chiefs game day or making a difference around the Kansas City community!
Catch up with these former players at the official Ambassadors site.
Red Coaters are a devoted group of Chiefs fans that represent the Kansas City Chiefs organization not only on game days at Arrowhead Stadium and during special events, but throughout the entire year as a vital volunteer organization providing community service to many in need. Being a Red Coater is a special opportunity to be part of the Chiefs team and also to have an impact on so many in need in the Kansas City community. For more information about the Red Coaters or to join the team, please click here.
Chiefs Woman's Organization
The Chiefs Women’s Organization (CWO) includes wives and significant others of Chiefs players, coaches and Chiefs business staff who are committed to volunteerism and who join together with select local charities to make a difference in the Kansas City community. Last year, CWO philanthropic efforts included supporting Harvesters, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City, Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Healthy Halloween for Truman Medical Centers and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Operation Breakthrough.
Supporting Our Public Servants
The Chiefs are highly supportive of our area's first responders and public servants. To reinforce that spirit of admiration, the Chiefs Community Caring Team supports those that keep us safe where we live and work.
The Chiefs have a long-standing appreciation for the men and women in our armed forces, and have a proud tradition of hosting military personnel at Arrowhead. The Chiefs Community Caring Team has made annual base visits to local military installations such as Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Riley, Whiteman AFB and McConnell AFB. Additionally, the Chiefs Community Caring Team is a frequent supporter of area VA Medical Centers, which includes visit in the hospital by players, alumni and cheerleaders as well as game ticket donations.
In addition, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is the presenting sponsor for the Chiefs annual Military Appreciation Game. Throughout the course of that contest, the Chiefs and Arrowhead faithful honor military members for their unwavering service to the United States. Military servicemen and women are involved throughout the game as various members participate in the game’s honorary first pass, coin toss, pregame festivities and the National Anthem performance.