Sidewalk Angels Foundation
is the primary benefactor and supporter of a number of no-kill animal shelters and animal rescues, reflecting the passion of the foundation's co-founders to fight for the rights and fair treatment of those with no voice. The foundation also supports a myriad of other causes, from childhood health and wellness to the fight against homelessness.
Established by singer-songwriter Rob Thomas and his wife Marisol in 2003, Sidewalk Angels Foundation functions like an umbrella organization that provides funds and resources to smaller local and regional entities that are doing vital work, but may lack the marketing and organizational clout and financial budgets to continue or expand their services.
Born out of a lyric in Thomas' evocative holiday song "New York City Christmas," Sidewalk Angels Foundation has since raised nearly half a million dollars and helped organizations as diverse as Pets Alive, Blythedale Children's Hospital, The Animal House in Jamaica and private individuals in need.
Firm in their belief that organizations deeply entrenched in their local communities are the ones best equipped to resolve those communities' ails, the Thomases are dedicated to helping these grassroots organizations thrive. Sidewalk Angels Foundation selects recipients based on past program success, demonstrable use for future funds and resources, and a shared charitable philosophy.