The idea of The Black's Family Foundation came shortly after Jeff and Barbara Black's son, Simon was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  The Black's got the chance to give back to the hospital that had been so instrumental in the diagnosis and treatment of their son when it was announced that Children's National Medical Center was building a new diabetes care complex.  This much needed space would provide room for clinical treatment of diabetes in children and would also serve as an educational center for families of children with diabetes.  The Black's pledged to raise $200,000 for the state of the art  teaching kitchen, a place where parents and children could learn about nutrition and healthier choices. Eighteen months later, the newly established Black's Family Foundation presented Children's National Medical Center a check for $200,000.  

 

Our mission statement is simple:

The Black’s Family Foundation believes that by actively giving to our local communities, we can empower organizations and charities to do extraordinary things.  The Foundation focuses its charitable giving to committed, like-minded groups that rely heavily on volunteer efforts and where our funding will make a significant difference in assisting the needs of our community.