How We Started

The Denard Span Foundation first got its start in 2014. Although its existence is brief, Denard has been serving single parent homes much longer than that. He quickly realized the power of his influence when first entering the major leagues in 2008 with the Minnesota Twins. During his time there, he hosted the “Twins and Pins” bowling event which benefited the Jeremiah Program, an organization dedicated to helping single parents break the cycle of poverty. From this event on, a spark ignited in Denard to continue helping others the best he could and to one day start his own foundation.

Fast forward, Denard and his family are still hosting events that help serve and empower single parent homes. This foundation and its inspiration comes from real and raw experiences that Denard and his mother, Wanda, had gone through themselves as a home with one parent. They use their stories to spread hope and empower others in similar situations.

“I pray these young children we reach grow up to be strong leaders and contributors in their own community.”

Denard Span

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve and empower single parent homes. We are dedicated to creating strong sustainable home environments where both parents and children can thrive physically, emotionally, financially, and spiritually.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see communities where all single parent families are provided the resources and encouragement to build and sustain strong families.

Our Programs


Ferman Tampa Bay Partnership

Help us give a family a reliable vehicle. DSF is raising support to help fund a healthy down payment on a new car or to keep lease payments affordable.


Food to the Table

Help bring food to the table for a family in need. We are seeking support monetarily and collect gift cards to any local grocery in Tampa Bay.


Hope for the Future

Providing hope for our future generation. We want to help rise up our next generation by giving them a better chance of good education.

Our mission is to
single parent homes

Span Fans

The Span Fans tradition is back! We started in Tampa Bay this year with The Rays, and brought it to Seattle with the Mariners. Span Fans is giving the opportunity for a single parent family and child to experience a day inside MLB with Denard Span. Select candidates experienced tickets to a MLB baseball home game, on field passes to meet and spend time with Denard before the game, and more.


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