The Willie And Aikisha Colon Foundation

We are steadfast in our commitment to empowering our community, fostering stronger foundations, and bridging the economic gap. We proudly offer diverse, impactful programs designed to uplift our community.

The Foundation

Through our four core program initiatives, the Willie and Aikisha Colon Foundation works to foster local growth and prosperity. These programs underscore our dedication to the well-being of individuals and our collective community. 

Economic Development, Education Preparation, Health & Wellness, Youth Sports.

Through these distinctive programs, the Willie and Aikisha Colon Foundation continues to make a meaningful impact and shape a brighter future for all.

Empowering communities through economic growth.

Economic Development

Our Economic Development initiative fuels local progress, creating opportunities where they're needed most. We're committed to fostering entrepreneurship, job training, and sustainable initiatives that pave the way for brighter futures.

Bricks and Hops Beer Garden
Bricks and Hops Beer Garden, located in the Bronx, carries 30 craft beers on draft and 20 craft beers in cans while providing a full kitchen for lunch and dinner. Bricks and Hops is dedicated to fostering economic development in the community by only hiring local staff from its community. With the motto of “Keepin It Local”, the company also serves locally brewed beers from the city and state of New York. Bricks and Hops provides a safe place for local customers to enjoy good food, drinks, and company while opening opportunities for staff to learn and grow.
Farish Forward Festival
Farish Forward Festival is a one-day celebration in Jackson, Mississippi that showcases national and local talent, promotes local businesses, and offers a range of activities and attractions for attendees of all ages. The festival features live musical performances, art exhibitions, interactive workshops, food vendors, education and finance panels, and more.
Lighting the path of knowledge


Education is our cornerstone, and we've dedicated to enriching lives through learning. From providing tuition assistance to nurturing a love for reading, our education programs unlock the potential within each individual, fostering a brighter and more informed tomorrow.

Boogie Down Backpack Giveaway
This back-to-school event brings together the community right before the busy school with some economic relief in the form of backpacks, school supplies, food, and many more services, all at no cost to the community.
Christmas In The Bronx
The last event of the year always brings happiness and joy to the neighborhood with a hot breakfast meal and toy giveaway. The highly anticipated event, made possible through the unwavering support of the Willie and Aikisha Foundation, is here to fill the lives of underprivileged children near the Melrose projects in the south Bronx. It's a day when dreams come true: we provide bouncy house fun and essential school supplies, toys, bookbags, and much more. This event is our way of giving back to the incredible community surrounding us.
Nurturing well-being, one life at a time.

Health & Wellness

Health is wealth, and our Health and Wellness initiatives prioritize physical and mental well-being. We’re committed to building healthier, happier lives through medical outreach, wellness campaigns, and community partnerships.

Team Jean Walk For Lupus
The Willie and Aikisha Colon Foundation supports the Lupus Research Alliance and is very grateful for their continued support of us. The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) brings together thousands of people to MetLife Stadium for the New Jersey Walk with Us to Cure Lupus to raise lupus awareness. The Willie and Aikisha Colon Foundation formed Team Jean in memory of Willie's mother, Jean Davis. Team Jean participates in this walk and raises money for lupus awareness each year. We would love you to support TEAM JEAN!!!
Willie Colon's Golf Outing
Started in 2014, the Willie Colon Golf outing has raised over 3 million dollars for the Jean Davis Lupus Research Grant. Willie started this grant when he returned home to New York to play for the New York Jets. He was and still is determined to do all he can to find a cure for lupus. The golf outing is one of the year's highly anticipated events, selling out every year.


Our Sports programs go beyond the game. We use the power of sports to instill discipline, teamwork, and confidence in the next generation. Whether through training camps or financial literacy, we're shaping well-rounded individuals who excel in life's arena.

Youth Footbal Camp
Coming Soon in 2024

Our Team

Willie Colon
Founder & Executive Director
Aikisha Holly Colon
Willie Colon
Founder & Executive Director
Aikisha Holly Colon
Thomas J. Madigan
Tonette R. Earl
Board Member
Rita Sinkfield Belin
Board Member
Dr. Louis E. Fierro, Jr.

Christmas In The Bronx

Since 2016, we have serviced over 300 children annually, and this heartwarming tradition holds a deep and touching backstory that has impacted the hearts of Willie Colon and his beloved wife, Aikisha Colon. Proceeds will benefit the efforts of The Willie and Aikisha Colon Foundation to help better our community through Economic Development, Education Preparation, Health & Wellness, and Youth Sports.
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Foundation FAQs

How can I get involved with the Willie and Aikisha Colon Foundation?

We welcome your support! To get involved, you can explore our support area, participate in our fundraising events, or make a donation.