The Light Foundation

Inspiration for Generations

In 2001, former NFL player and 3x Superbowl Champion, Matt Light, and his wife Susie, established The Light Foundation to help young people develop the skills, values, and mindset they need to create a meaningful and productive future.

Our Mission
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Who We Are

At the Light Foundation, we believe through hard work and achievement, self–confidence is built. This is one of the best defenses a child can have against negative influences. Through our unique programming, we provide young adults outdoor and hands-on learning opportunities and inspire young people to believe in themselves and their ability to be great leaders. Not only are we helping them down their own path toward becoming successful adults, but we are building healthy, responsible, and motivated citizens for generations to come.
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Helping Kids Become R.E.A.L

Young girl at Timber Frame cutting wood


Matt Light with a group of young men at Camp Vohokase


Young men carrying wood


Young men gardening and doing yard work


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“Our goal is to inspire kids to work hard, put their best foot forward, and strive
to become champions in the game of life.”

Matt Light, Co-Founder

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Darke County Scholarship – Apply Now!

It’s that time of year again for seniors to begin preparing their plans for after graduation. This is a huge step in young people’s lives. The Light Foundation was built to help them succeed by offering unique programs that provides them with outdoor and hands-on...

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Meet the Light Foundation Program Director!

April Brubaker began working for the Light Foundation in 2016. As the Program Director, she develops programs and activities that further the Foundation’s mission to help young people discover the leader within themselves. She also manages the Chenoweth Trails rentals to allow other non-profits to utilize our facilities when we are not.

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Light Foundation 2.0

It’s been two decades since the Light Foundation was founded.  In 2001, Matt and Susie Light decided to formalize plans to create a nonprofit that would allow them to give back to communities in need. 

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Our Corporate Partners

We are honored to have such incredible partners who believe in our mission at the Light Foundation. These partnerships help provide continuing support for our programs.

Get In Touch

440 Greenville Nashville Road
Greenville, OH 45331
(937) 316-6352

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