The Kraft family, through its family foundation and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, is committed to giving back.
Numerous institutions and organizations from small grass roots causes to major universities have benefited from over $100 million of philanthropy. The family's efforts on a broad sense have focused on education, healthcare, women's issues and youth sports.
Examples of some of the more creative ways of giving have been endowing chairs in Jewish studies at Boston College and Holy Cross College and a chair in Christian studies at Brandeis University.
The Kraft Family Blood Lab at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has become one of the largest blood platelet collection centers and leading research facilities in the world in the pursuit of a cure for cancer.
Other diverse examples of where the affects of Kraft philanthropy can be found are Columbia University and its The Kraft Center for Jewish Living and youth athletic fields throughout New England where Kraft family charitable efforts have built or renovated 10 different sites to date.
Samples of the hundreds of institutions that have materially benefited from the Kraft's time and philanthropy are the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Tufts University, Williams College, The Harvard Business School, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Children's Hospital Boston and the United Way of Massachusetts.