About the Gridiron Gala

For more than 40 years, United Way and the National Football League have teamed up to improve the lives of young people across the country. In New York City, the New York Giants, the New York Jets and United Way of New York City (UWNYC) have partnered up to help children and families living in some of our City’s most-challenged neighborhoods.

The 30th Annual Gridiron Gala is a celebration of the impact our partnership has made and a call for a continued collaboration to support the communities that UWNYC serves. Since its inception, the Gridiron Gala has raised nearly $36 million to help fund its impactful initiatives and programs for children and their families throughout the five boroughs.

About United Way NYC

United Way of New York City’s (UWNYC) mission is to mobilize communities to break down barriers and build opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers for the benefit of all. We are a trusted partner to our community. We are a convening organization; a backbone in a constellation of networks. We are data driven, and focused on accountability and results, with a continuous learning mindset. We invite diverse stakeholders to join us and set the table for difficult conversations that lead to systems-level solutions.