Simon Youth Foundation was founded by a small group of enterprising Simon Property Group ® employees, and SYF has been Simon’s “charity of choice” since 1998 when the Foundation was formed.

SYF is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, but Simon is our largest corporate donor. Portions of the annual operating costs for SYF are graciously funded by Simon, and SYF staff are provided benefits through Simon. In addition, Simon provides in-kind donations of office space and office furnishing to SYF.

The remainder of the SYF’s annual operating income comes from the generosity of corporate and individual donors, many that are affiliated with Simon and some that are not.

Here are some of the ways SPG supports the SYF mission:

  • The Simon Property Group Annual Employee Contribution Campaign to benefit SYF raises more than $350,000 each year.
  • Simon Malls ®, The Mills®, Premium Outlets®, and Simon Community and Lifestyle Centers host local fundraising and grassroots events in nearly ever state.
  • Simon vendors and their employees donate to benefit SYF programs.

While Simon is a crucial supporter, no one company can solely support SYF programs. This is why SYF seeks sponsors and partners in every community of service. Whether a donation of treasure, time or talent, all gifts to SYF are of great value and deeply appreciated.

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