The Why Not You Foundation was established to empower change in the world, one individual and one child at a time.
The Why Not You Foundation was launched in 2014 by Russell Wilson and is dedicated to creating real and lasting change in the world by motivating, empowering and preparing today’s youth to be tomorrow’s leaders.
As a child, Russell’s father challenged him to approach life with a “why not you” attitude. Through the Why Not You Foundation, Russell intends to share that attitude by encouraging and challenging today’s youth to embrace opportunities, overcome obstacles and make a positive impact throughout their lives.
Ciara brings her passion for helping girls and young women and the fundamental belief that everyone should have the opportunity to grow in a healthy and positive way with access to the education and empowerment skills needed to be successful. With Ciara’s leadership the foundation will support programs that directly empower girls and young women locally, nationally and globally.
In addition to financially supporting organizations aligned with the foundation’s mission, Russell works to extend the foundation’s impact by making visits to Seattle Children’s, advocating for pediatric cancer through Strong Against Cancer, and partnering with Treehouse, YouthCare, IslandWood, Friends of the Children and many others.
Thank you for your interest in the foundation and we hope you will join us on our mission to empower change in the world, one individual at a time, one child at a time.
We have the chance to change the world. Let’s do it together.