The Dunn Foundation

The Dunn Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2004 by William Dunn has a mission of working with businesses, professional athletes, schools, community organizations and other nonprofits to provide families with free community resources.


Dunn, who grew up a troubled, poor youth between Virginia and New York City, was involved in gang activity at an early age, was once told by high school Principal that "he wouldn't amount to anything." Dunn lost three of his friends to gun violence before the age of 21. It wasn't until Dunn became involved in sports when his life turned around; Dunn was an all-around athlete excelling in basketball, football, track and boxing. Dunn was a Golden Gloves boxing champion and won three state boxing titles as a teenager; went to college on a basketball scholarship bouncing from school to school eventually landing at Longwood University where he set seven individual and team records and received his doctoral degree alongside his wife, who was also receiving her doctoral degree. Dunn became an entrepreneur, speaker, philanthropist and authored Broken Wings, Inspirational Words based on a true story; Broken Wings II, Inspirational Quotes for your Soul; and Broken Wings, Special Edition, inspirational books to help people believe in themselves. Motivated by the principal's words.


Dunn and his family begin doing charitable events when the children were in elementary, middle and high school. Dunn and his wife, Valarie wanted to assure that their children value giving and helping others; remembering that "when you give more you receive more." The family of seven, Dunn, Valarie, Taylor, Tay, Tahj and Taevon spend their entire year working to change the world through giving with their signature events: Back2School Free Bookbag Giveaway, Annual Free College Tour, Warming Hearts for Homeless and Annual Turkey Giveaway which has attracted dozens of business partners to support an effort of providing hundreds of families with a free turkey for Thanksgiving.


Dunn and his family say they will never forgets their roots and the value of helping others. The Dunn Foundation believes that providing people with resources of support not only puts a smile on their faces, it also gives them "hope" which is the first step toward getting pass life's challenges. 


"It's not about your start, it's about your finish"

 William Dunn

"Adidas Sound Mind Sound Body Tour"

The Dunn Foundation


Free

Fruits & Vegetables

Drive-Thru

May 1, 2021

Shops @ Iverson

3737 Branch Avenue

Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

9:00am-10:00am


* The first 200 cars will receive a free gift item

* Random bags will have grocery store gift cards for $25, $50 or $100


To register

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-dunn-foundation-free-produce-and-vegetables-drive-thru-giveaway-tickets-150798495359

To donate

cash app: $dunnfoundation

PayPal: paypal.me/dunnfoundation 

$25 per bag

To access the Black Lives Matter Scholarships please click on scholarships below for eligibility 

THE WILLIAM AND VALARIE DUNN SCHOLARSHIP


If you are a high school senior who will be attending a trade school, technical school or community college






Click here to apply

THE TAYLOR JACOBS SCHOLARSHIP


If you are college student attending the University of Delaware or Delaware State University majoring in engineering







Click here to apply

THE TAHJ DUNN

SCHOLARSHIP


If you are high school senior who will be attending Bowie State University seeking a  Human Services degree








Click here to apply

Our Story

We've loved every minute of our journey

The Dunn Foundation Student-Athlete Virtual College Tour of Morgan State University

https://admissions.morgan.edu/ondemand/

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Learn about Morgan State University Football facilities, academic and athletic requirements through virtual tour. 


Special Guest- Head Football Coach, Tyrone Wheatley, NFL Alumni will take you through a tour of Morgan State University football athletic facility, discuss academic requirements and talk about what it takes to play on the Division I level.


**ZOOM LINK WILL BE EMAILED TO REGISTRANTS

**LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE 

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To register click on this link:

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The Dunn Foundation MLK Day of Service

The Dunn Foundation is partnering with So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E) nonprofit organization to support MLK National Day of Service, Jan. 18, 2021 to pack hundreds of lunches for the homeless in Washington, DC. 


The Dunn Foundation has partnered with S.O.M.E. since 2004 to provide resources of support for over 1,000 homeless individuals and families. 


The Dunn Foundation partners and volunteers support homelessness in the Washington, DC area year-round with our Monthly Snack Bag Distribution.

 

To support or donate:

cash app: $dunnfoundation

PayPal: paypal.me/dunnfoundation

$25-$100

To purchase items and have them shipped:

 click on this link https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/228F43V6YOR7D?type=wishlist



The Dunn Foundation "Warming Hearts for the Holidays Homeless Initiative" 

The Dunn Foundation is partnering with So Others Might Eat (S.O.M.E) nonprofit organization to provide 300 bookbags of warming items for the homeless on Christmas Eve that will include: blankets, socks, gloves, handwarmers, toiletry kits and snacks.

We still need more donations to meet our goal. 


To donate:

cash app: $dunnfoundation

PayPal: paypal.me/dunnfoundation

$25-$100

To purchase items and have them shipped:

 click on this link https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/228F43V6YOR7D?type=wishlist



The Dunn Foundation Annual Free Drive-Thru Turkey Giveaway 2020 at Iverson Mall

The Dunn Family Foundation and partners provided 600 families with a free turkey basket for Thanksgiving during the pandemic at Iverson Mall. The Dunn Foundation has provided over 3,000 families with free turkeys for Thanksgiving. 


To donate to The Dunn Foundation programs

cash app: $dunnfoundation

PayPal: paypal.me/dunnfoundation




The Dunn Foundation Annual Free Bookbag & Supplies Giveaway started with handing out a few bookbags to children in a community center. Over the past eight years we have been able to provide over 5,000 children with book bags, supplies, free Chick-Fil-A meals, haircuts, hair braiding, dental checks and more. 

It is because of the support from the many partners like Greenberg & Bederman, Chick Fil -A, Prince Georg's Continental Societies, Lifting As We Climb Foundation, NBC, The Rose Foundation, Iverson Mall, WPGC, Suitland Jazz Ensemble and the many other supporters. Without your support it couldn't happen.


We Thank You 

The Dunn Foundation Annual Free Bookbag & Supplies Giveaway 

Provided over 550 students with free backpacks, supplies, Chick-Fil-A meals, haircut and hairstyling vouchers to assist with online learning during the coronavirus epidemic ‚Äč

The Dunn Foundation

provided free Chick Fil-A lunches to staff at Seabury Friendship Terrance Senior Living Facility

"The Dunn Foundation First Responders Free Lunch Initiative" are providing free lunch to a healthcare facility to show our appreciation for your sacrifice and hard work. To nominate your facility follow us on Instagram and post a picture of your healthcare facility then tag us on your social media @thedunnfoundation #thedunnfoundation

Follow us:

Instagram @thedunnfoundation

Facebook @iamdunnperiod @thedunnfoundation

Twitter @thedunnfoundation

The Dunn Foundation

provided staff free lunches at Fairfax INOVA Heart and Vascular Institute 

"The Dunn Foundation First Responders Free Lunch Initiative" are providing free lunch to a healthcare facility to show our appreciation for your sacrifice and hard work. To nominate your facility follow us on Instagram and post a picture of your healthcare facility @thedunnfoundation then tag us on your social media: #thedunnfoundation

Follow us:

Instagram @thedunnfoundation

Facebook @iamdunnperiod @thedunnfoundation

Twitter @thedunnfoundation

The Dunn Foundation

provided 100 free lunches for healthcare workers at Children's National Medical Center

"The Dunn Foundation First Responders Free Lunch Initiative" are providing free lunch to a healthcare facility to show our appreciation for your sacrifice and hard work. To nominate your facility follow us on Instagram and post a picture of your healthcare facility @thedunnfoundation then tag #thedunnfoundation


Follow us:

Instagram @thedunnfoundation

Facebook @iamdunnperiod @thedunnfoundation

Twitter @thedunnfoundation


To donate:

cash app: $dunnfoundation

PayPal: paypal.me/dunnfoundation


The Dunn Foundation Annual Back to School Giveaway


Dunn with NBC News 4 Reporter Molette Green, Angela Suggs and Trevelle Harvey, Owner of Chick Fil A.


The Dunn Foundation, Chick Fil- A (District Heights), Continental Societies (PG Chapter) and the many  partners  provided over 500 children with free book bags, school supplies, free haircuts, free hairstyles, free dental checks and free food just before school started and was featured on NBC News for their efforts.





The Dunn Foundation and Lifting As We Climb

Dunn and Siraaj Hasan, Founder of The Lifting As We Climb Foundation

The Dunn Foundation and The Lifting As We Climb Foundation have provided over 1000 families in the Ward 7 Northeast neighborhood of Washington, DC with a turkey for Thanksgiving


The Dunn Foundation

The Dunn Family Foundation have provided: 

 -4000 Free turkeys to families for Thanksgiving

-2500 Free book bags to kids for School

-2000 snack bags to the Homeless

-5,000 free meals to families


"Anyone can change the world through giving"

William Dunn, 2018

Contact us to see what we can do for you!

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Dates to Remember

The Dunn Foundation 2020-21 Community Schedule

December, 2020

July 6, 2019

The Dunn Foundation Foundation "Warming Hearts for the Homeless Initiative"

Thursday, December 24, 2020- 71 O Street NW, Washington, DC


January, 18 

2021


The Dunn Foundation "MLK Day of Service" Initiative-S.O.M.E, 71 Ost NW, Washington, DC

The Dunn Foundation volunteers partnered with S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat) will be packing lunches for the homeless

February,

2021


The Dunn Foundation Black Lives Matter College Scholarships Applications

Applications will be available prior to February 15, 2021, continue to check the website.

Saturdays

Monthly, 2021

The Dunn Foundation Homeless Support Program

The Dunn Foundation provides monthly snacks and clothes to the homeless on the 3rd Saturday of each month

To support this initiative please email: [email protected] 

TBA 

August,

2021


Nov,. 7, 2019

The Dunn Foundation Annual Free Bookbag and Supplies Giveaway

TBA-check the website for updates