THE MISSION OF THE HALOTI NGATA FAMILY FOUNDATION IS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS THROUGH LOVE AND STRENGTH.
Five-time NFL Pro Bowl defensive tackle, Haloti Ngata, and his wife, Christina, founded the Haloti Ngata Family Foundation in 2012 to provide charitable resources to deserving individuals and organizations throughout the United States.
You may notice a red "OFA" in the middle of the foundation's black logo. "Ofa" is the Tongan word for "love" and is also the name of Haloti's late-mother. Ofa's dedication to improving the lives of others during her life remains an inspiration for the foundation to follow -- which is why the foundation memorialized her name in the logo.
Haloti Ngata Family Foundation in the news:
Victoria Vox and 1st and 2nd grade students perform a song they composed together. She spent a week as an artist in residence at The GreenMount School as part of the theme studies curriculum. GreenMount uses theme-based learning to bring subject matter to life. The current theme which frames all curricula is titled, Roots to Rebellion: The History of Rock and Roll. The artist in residence program, which includes residencies with three additional musicians, was made possible by a grant from the Haloti Ngata Family Foundation.
Haloti Ngata gives Iowa Teen trip of a lifetime!
Ankeny teenager Nathan Banderman has been a diehard Ravens fan for years. His favorite player, Haloti Ngata, is plastered over his bedroom walls. Nathan has always dreamed about seeing game in person, something his family could not afford.
Nathan's Mom found the Haloti Ngata Foundation online and decided to send an e-mail. Not only did she get a response, she got an invitation.
The foundation paid airfare, hotel, and tickets for Nathan and his Dad to come watch the Ravens play this past Thursday against the Steelers. Nathan even got to meet Ngata.
Ngata charity awards $10K to Camp C.O.P.S.
Carroll County's annual Camp C.O.P.S. program caught the eye of Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata over the summer, and the camp is now $10,000 richer as a result.
The camp, entering its 17th year, was awarded $10,000 by the Haloti Ngata Family Foundation at the organization's charity luau Monday.
Education was the theme for this year's donations, according to foundation board member Miles Goodman, and Ngata is a supporter of law enforcement and a Carroll County resident.
"He really appreciates what the Carroll County police do," he said. "He's a fan of law enforcement."
Foundation volunteers scoured the Internet for possible organizations to fund, Goodman said, and with education and law enforcement in mind, they found Camp C.O.P.S., which stands for Courage to be Outstanding with Pride and Self-Confidence.
The money will be used to purchase items needed to run the program, which includes equipment and activities, as well as shirts, hats and water bottles for the campers, who paid only $10 this summer to participate, according to Washington.
The Maryland School for the Blind and the Green Mount School also received $10,000 awards. Additionally, nine teachers around the state received $1,000 for various projects and classroom improvements.