The Denard Span Foundation first got its start in 2014. Although its existence is brief, Denard has been serving single parent homes much longer than that. He quickly realized the power of his influence when first entering the major leagues in 2008 with the Minnesota Twins. During his time there, he hosted the “Twins and Pins” bowling event which benefited the Jeremiah Program, an organization dedicated to helping single parents break the cycle of poverty. From this event on, a spark ignited in Denard to continue helping others the best he could and to one day start his own foundation.

Fast forward, Denard and his family are still hosting events that help serve and empower single parent homes. This foundation and its inspiration comes from real and raw experiences that Denard and his mother, Wanda, had gone through themselves as a home with one parent. They use their stories to spread hope and empower others in similar situations.

HOW WE STARTED

I pray these young children we reach grow up to be strong leaders and contributors in their own community.

- Denard Span

OUR PROGRAMS

The Denard Span Foundation is seeking support from a community of proud donors and corporate partnerships who believe in our philanthropic mission to serve single parent families in need. DSF is raising support to help provide single parent families with reliable transportation, grocery necessities, and resources to enhance better education opportunities.

Blessing families with reliable transportation. The Transportation Program along with our Ferman Wesley Chapel partnership offers new vehicles with warranty, service plans and appropriate seating to meet family capacity. This program allows us to fund substantial down payments, will keep monthly payments affordable.

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Help us bring food to the table for a family in need. The Grocery Program includes support to local grocery with gift cards, donated meals for families and a surprise shopping spree with the Denard Span Foundation Team. 

Parent and Child at the Supermarket

We hope to help offer better opportunities for students to receive a quality education. The Education Program provide funding for necessary resources such as laptops, computers, tablets, required class supplies, dress for success clothing and more.

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