The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation is dedicated to putting children first and assisting them through programs focusing on their wellbeing, health and education.

The Dirk Nowitzki Foundation awards grants annually and funds projects to nonprofit organizations which run true to the overall mission of the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. The Foundation lifts up children who are affected by illness, poverty, abuse and neglect through proper channels of guidance and directs them on a path to success.

Foundation Board
Dirk Nowitzki
Jessica Nowitzki
Helga Nowitzki
Silke Mayer
Kim Bohuny
Lisa Tyner

“I was very fortunate to be able to realize my dream and become a professional athlete. With my experiences in sports, I learned that you have to work hard to reach your goal, but many children around the world need help to even have a chance to enhance their lives and to realize their dreams. With the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation I want to help provide education, health and well-being for these children and to make a difference in their lives.” — Dirk

About Dirk

Dirk Nowitzki was born in Würzburg, Germany on June 19, 1978. He began his professional career with Würzburg DJK in the Bundesliga and then impressed NBA coaches and scouts with 33 points, 14 rebounds, and 3 steals at the 1998 Nike Hoop Summit. Consequently, Dirk became the ninth pick in the NBA draft, with an arranged trade that sent him from Milwaukee to Dallas.

Dirk owns multiple Mavericks franchise records, including career points, three-point field goals, free throws, rebounds, and points in a single game. He has led the Mavericks to seasons of 50 or more wins and annual trips to the playoffs since 2001. The 2005-2006 season resulted in an exciting playoff. Dirk played a major role in sweeping the Grizzlies, defeating San Antonio and the Suns, and winning the Western Conference Championship for Dallas’ first trip to the NBA Finals.

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Thank you.

Thank you for supporting the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. Your financial contribution directly benefits the Foundation’s sponsored projects. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

To make a donation by check or money order, mail it to:
Dirk Nowitzki Foundation
Attn: Lisa Tyner
1333 N Stemmons Fwy
Suite #105
Dallas, TX 75207
United States

If you prefer to donate money for a specific project that we sponsor, please write the name of that project in the memo field of your check.

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