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.
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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.
Current Scholarship

HBCU Scholoarship for High School Seniors

Attention all high school seniors with big dreams and aspirations! We are excited to announce the launch of the Willie and Aikisha Colon Scholarship Fund, dedicated to supporting students like you in pursuing higher education and achieving your goals.

To learn more and find out how to apply, click below.

Boogie Down Backpack Giveaway
This back-to-school event brings together the community right before the busy school year 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.
Youth Sports

Sports

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 Football Camp
The Willie and Aikisha Colon Foundation proudly launches our Youth Football Camp set to kick off this August. At the heart of our commitment to community well-being, we're thrilled to be a part of this initiative. Designed for young talents in the Bronx, NY and surrounding areas, this program promises a world of excitement, skill-building, and teamwork.

Our Team

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

Recent Event

HBCU Fair

The Willie and Aikisha Colon Foundation first Historically Black College and Universities (HBCU) College Fair in the Bronx was a great success.

Hosted By:
‍BronxWorks Betances Community Center
547 E 146th Street.
Bronx, NY 10455.

The HBCU College Fair is a chance for students to engage with admissions professionals, learn about scholarship opportunities, and gain insights into the incredible educational experiences these institutions offer.

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, contact us, or make a donation.