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

Camp Vohokase Washington D.C. Home Visit

The Vohokase Cultural Leadership Program has been the Light Foundation’s flagship youth program for nearly two decades. An important element of the program is the hometown visits with the Campers that take place three times a year. Another key aspect of these visits is the access we provide the young men to educational career tour opportunities, and we have an incredible network of professionals from a vast array of industries that we can tap into on their behalf.The Light Foundation’s longtime Board Member and current Board Treasurer, Steve Trax, is the Regional Managing Director of MAI Capital Management in Washington D.C. The Junior Class of five men, who hail from the D.C. area, were given the opportunity to hear both Steve and Wealth Manager of MAI Capital, Tony Davis, give their vocation at our recent winter hometown visit.

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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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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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