OUR IMPACT

Since 2012, the Sean Anderson Foundation consistently finds ways to strengthen the impact. We are very proud and honored to be of service to students, communities and programs throughout both Detroit and Michigan, and we look forward to building even more bridges for others.

2021

  • Nearly 6,000 youth and families attended the neighborhood carnival and services fair

  • Sean Anderson Foundation presents $10,000 check to Wayne State University’s HIGH Program, in continuing support of the foundation’s already $25,000 endowment made in 2016 with the HIGH initiative

  • 2,700 received job placement information utility assistance and record expungement services

  • 3,500 youth received school supplies and backpacks

  • 2,000 youth have been able to use the Big Sean Studios at the Diehl Club and Dauch Club

  • 2,000 sports equipment donated to youth

2020

  • Big Sean joins Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers players for Boys and Girls Club online fundraiser

  • Big Sean hosts 16 Bars Rap Challenge for Boys and Girls Clubs Virtual Club Takeover

  • Sean Anderson Foundation presents $10,000 check to Wayne State University’s HIGH Program, in continuing support of the foundation’s already $25,000 endowment made in 2016 with the HIGH initiative

  • Big Sean helps raise $300K Covid Relief dollars benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs youth

2019

  • Big Sean, the Sean Anderson Foundation present D.O.N. Weekend 2019 in partnership with Ally, Puma, Boys and Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, Detroit Pistons, Quicken Loans, Essentia Water and D’USSE

  • Sean Anderson Foundation presents $10,000 check to Wayne State University’s HIGH Program, in continuing support of the foundation’s already $25,000 endowment made in 2016 with the HIGH initiative

  • Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation Provide $100,000 Grant to Support the Construction of the Sean Anderson Foundation Content & Production Studio at the Boys & Girls Club of SE Michigan

  • Big Sean invites Mayor Mike Duggan to Speak at the Boys and Girls Club of SE Michigan to discuss community involvement and the 2020 census

  • Big Sean, Ally Financial and the Thurgood Marshal College Fund Host “Ally Moguls in the Making” Competition

  • Big Sean, The Sean Anderson Foundation, Puma and the Boys and Girls Club Help to Launch New Interactive Foot Locker

  • The Sean Anderson Foundation and Big Sean Return as Sponsors to Help Distribute Meals at Wheeler Production’s 2019 Thanksgiving All Star Give Back

  • Nearly 4,000 youth and families attended the neighborhood carnival and service fair

  • 2,700 received job placement information, utility assistance and record expungement services

  • 2,500 youth received school supplies and backpacks

  • 500 attended mental health panel services event

  • 1,000 sports equipment donated to youth

2018

  • The Sean Anderson Foundation and Big Sean Return as Sponsors to Help Distribute Over 6,500 Meals at the 2018 Thanksgiving All Star Give Back

  • Sean Anderson Foundation presents $10,000 check to Wayne State University’s HIGH Program, in continuing support of the foundation’s already $25,000 endowment made in 2016 with the HIGH initiative

  • Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation Announce the D.O.N. WEEKEND in Detroit

  • Big Sean Joins Chance the Rapper to Surprise Students at OpenMike

  • Big Sean Helps Send 900 Detroit Public School Students to a Screening of Marvel’s Black Panther and Announces Partnership with Emagine Theatres to Open a Downtown Detroit Movie Theatre and Music Venue

  • Big Sean Participates in Ford’s Men of Courage MLK Day Events

 

2017

  • Big Sean and Sean Anderson Foundation partner with PUMA to present a classroom of students with new shoes

  • Big Sean and Sean Anderson Foundation return to Annual Thanksgiving All Star Giveback as sponsors, helping to distribute over 5,000 holiday meals to families in need

  • Sean Anderson Foundation presents Detroit PAL with a $25,000 donation

  • Big Sean and Sean Anderson Foundation host Mogul to Mogul event for 400 students at the GEM Theatre, in an open forum conversation with billionaire investor Dan Gilbert (Owner of Quicken Loans, Cleveland Cavaliers)

  • Sean Anderson Foundation’s Mogul Prep is featured in 6 Detroit Public Schools Summer Programs, in addition to providing supplemental one-on-one instructional guidance courses for educators (facilitated by Myra Anderson, Executive Dir., Sean Anderson Foundation)

  • Big Sean Throws Out First Pitch at June 29, 2017 Detroit Tigers Game; June 29 declared Big Sean Day

  • Sean Anderson Foundation and Big Sean Partner with BET and AEG for a Mogul Prep Workshop for fifty students from LA Unified School during the BET Awards Weekend

  • Sean Anderson Foundation presents $15,000 check to Wayne State University’s HIGH Program, in continuing support of the foundation’s already $25,000 endowment made in 2016 with the HIGH initiative

  • Sean Anderson Foundation supports the Russell Simmons Foundation, Shawn Carter Foundation and Detroit Waldorf School via donated auction items

  • Sean Anderson Foundation hosts Mogul Prep events in Detroit, Atlanta, Silver Springs and Miami

  • Sean Anderson Foundation launch Mogul Prep Classroom Curriculum

  • Sean Anderson Foundation continues partnership with Project Knapsack

2016

  • Sean Anderson Foundation’s #HealFlintsKids Raises Nearly $100,000; Partners with Focus For Health Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Blackout for Human Rights, CrowdRise

  • Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation created a $25,000 endowment for the Wayne State HIGH Program

  • Sean Anderson Foundation Sponsor South Oakland Shelter’s Holiday Party for Homeless Families and Children

  • Big Sean Gives Back to Students With DJ Mustard, SLATE Backpacks in South Central

  • Big Sean Performs At Beyond The Blue Benefit Concert- $2/Ticket Donated To Sean Anderson Foundation

  • Big Sean Performs “One Man Can Change The World” at WE Day 2016

  • Big Sean and the Sean Anderson Foundation Return as Sponsors of the ALL STAR THANKSGIVING GIVE BACK

  • Playworks Gives the “Inclusion” Award to the Sean Anderson Foundation

  • Sean Anderson Foundation Continues Partnership with Project Knapsack

2015

  • “Behind the Mic” – Donda’s House Chicago

  • Received “Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award” – Detroit’s Martin Luther King H.S.

  • Skype Interview from Japan for Ford Fund’s STEAM initiative

  • BET Evening of Stars – $25,000 Scholarship presented to Detroit college student attending Miles College

  • Formation of #It Takes One – permanent fixture on SAF website

  • Ford Freedom Awards

  • Honorary Diploma – Jalen Rose Leadership Academy

  • Adidas partnership “Sean Anderson Studio of Infinite Possibility” unveiled – Cass Tech H.S.

  • First Annual Scholarship Fundraiser – Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Fratarcangeli/Mr. & Mrs. Dr. David Brownstein

  • Men of Courage Event – sponsored by SAF, Bing Foundation, Ford Fund

  • Playworks of MI partnership – sponsoring Playworks in Roosevelt Primary School, Ferndale, MI

  • Coats for Kids Donation

  • Annual Turkey Giveaway at River Rogue High School

  • Project Knapsack partnership – sponsoring in Detroit’s Bates Academy

  • Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) – $5,000 donation

  • Acknowledged by Detroit City Council

  • Michigan Chronicle’s  “40 Under 40 Entertainment Trailblazer Award”

  • Benefit Concert Finding Paradise Concert – Joe Louis Arena

  • Inaugural Mogul Prep Academy Event

  • State of MI Special Tribute from State Senator Bert Johnson

  • Cass Tech Business of Music Afterschool Program initiated

2014

  • Big Sean is the recipient of the Chauncey Glover “Game Changer Award”

  • Big Sean receives the “Legacy Award” from Detroit’s Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, in recognition of furthering the legacy of Dr. King.

  • We Day – Toronto

  • Coats for Kids

  • Principal for the Day at Detroit’s Bates Academy

  • Back to School Backpack Giveaway, in addition to a student program at 2 Detroit Public Schools: Carleton Elementary-Middle School and Blackwell Institute

  • Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

  • Boys and Girls Club visit to Detroit Pistons Game

    • On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the Sean Anderson Foundation provided transportation for a great group of kids from the Southeastern Michigan Boys and Girls Club to the Pistons vs. Raptors game at The Palace! The kids received an SAF bag with a notebook, water bottle, a Piston’s shirt along with food and beverage vouchers.  The kids were able to take a photo with Charlie Villanueva 

2013

  • Visit to Warner Upper Elementary School, Farmington Hills, MI

  • We Day  – (California)

  • Back to School Backpack Giveaway for Detroit Public Schools, in partnership with Office Depot

  • Boys and Girls Club Visit

  • Visit and Toy Donation to Detroit Children’s Hospital

  • Sean Anderson Foundation presented Detroit Public Schools with a $7500 check to help those students in need.

  • The Come Together Foundation awarded $20,000 in scholarships at the Detroit Pistons ninth annual Black History Month program and “Dream Big Detroit” scholarship competition, hosted by Pistons Legend Rick Mahorn and sponsored by Tim Horton’s and Humana at The Palace of Auburn Hills.  Myra Anderson, President of the Sean Anderson Foundation, participated as one of the judges.  The students, high school seniors, performed through a chosen artistic medium, to the theme “Dream Big Detroit”. Afterwards there was a brief Q&A with the judges.

 

2012

  • Principal for the Day at Lincoln High School, Warren, MI

  • Charles Wright Museum’s “1000 Give a $1000”

  • Coats for Kids (Salvation Army)

  • GUAP Give Away

  • Thanksgiving    50 – $50 Meijer’s gift cards given to  107.5 FM  Listeners

  • 12 Days of Christmas Give Away to WJLB listeners