The Foundation utilizes the public platform that God has blessed Tim Tebow with to inspire and make a difference in peoples lives throughout the world.
The Tim Tebow Foundation was envisioned by Tim while an undergraduate at The University of Florida (UF). His desire was to launch the Foundation even as a college student but NCAA regulations for athletes prohibited him from doing so. Instead, Tim, along with several other UF students, launched First and 15under the auspices of the Office of Student Government and with NCAA approval.
First and 15 allowed Tim to mobilize hundreds of students on campus and UF boosters for a number of important charities. It raised funds forUncle Dick’s Orphanage in the Phillipines and Shands Hospital pediatric cancer center in Gainesville. It supported a special Disney trip for disadvantaged children and gave birth to other exciting projects. “Tim Tebow made volunteering time and raising money for worthwhile causes fashionable on our campus” said Coach Urban Meyer of Tim and his charitable efforts at UF. Upon finishing his four years as a collegiate athlete, he immediately launched the Tim Tebow Foundation in January 2010.