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









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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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Stay Connected

Recap of the 14th Annual Ohio Youth Wild Turkey Hunt!

The 14th annual Youth Wild Turkey Hunt at Chenoweth Trails was a weekend filled with leadership building skills, education, and a whole lot of fun – all in the outdoors! We welcomed 17 young aspiring hunters, mostly beginners, to our Darke County facility to sleep in yurts nestled in the woods.

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In the News

Light Foundation A Family Affair

Light Foundation A Family Affair

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Matt Light is no stranger to Greenville and Darke County having graduated from Greenville Senior High where he played football for the Green Wave and went on to play football on a scholarship at Purdue University where he played left tackle behind his friend and future Super Bowl MVP, Quarterback Drew Brees. Light took up the position in 2001 for Tom Brady after being drafted by the New England Patriots launching a NFL career that includes three Super Bowl Championships.

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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.


Renowned artist Brian Fox has joined us in a creative endeavor to offer exclusive, limited-edition prints of this original painting of Kevin Holland — the only publicly known operator who served in Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) and the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).

This painting is the first piece to be released from the “Warrior Series”, which was launched at our 2021 Corporate Training Day event, held in conjunction with Sig Sauer.

There are only 9 prints available for purchase. Each ready-to-hang print is signed by Kevin Holland and Brian Fox. Proceeds benefit our mission along with HAVA Training.

Get In Touch

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

1 Merchant St. #4
Sharon, MA 02067

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