MFC Foundation

Willie Maddren Centre, The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, TS3 6RS

01642 757674

Our Mission

Our Vision
To be recognised as Teesside’s most inspirational and effective life changer.

Our Mission
MFC Foundation harnesses the passion and power of the Football Club brand to raise aspirations and improve the life chances of young people and adults across Teesside.

Our Values
To be inspirational in our local community, to work as a team, be professional and to always be inclusive.

How we do it

MFC Foundation was one of the very first Football Club charities, having originally been set up in 1995 as ‘Middlesbrough FC in the Community’ by Chairman of MFC Steve Gibson. Becoming a charity in 1996, Steve Gibson’s vision was to use the power of the Football Club badge to engage young people from the local community in activities at The Riverside Stadium. In 2012, it was relaunched as MFC Foundation.

Over the twenty years of its existence, the charity has reached over half a million beneficiaries, with lead programmes being adopted nationally.

Growth of the charity in its early years was underpinned by significant funding from statutory bodies, most notably from the now-defunct Regional Development Agency One North East. However, following ONE’s abolition, which also coincided with the Club’s relegation, the charity experienced a sharp drop in income, resulting in a significant reduction in the scale of its activities, and a notable decline in profile.

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