Tom Brady Arranges for Special Needs Charity to Fund Own Charity Trust
Best Buddies International, which bills itself as a nonprofit that helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has profited greatly from its relationship with the Patriots quarterback, who has lent his image and time to help the charity grow.
Since 2011, Brady has helped raise nearly $20 million for Best Buddies. Since 2001, Best Buddies said Brady has helped drum up $46.5 million for the charity.
And according to a deep dive by the Boston Globe in a report that looks skeptically at Brady’s involvement, the charity has funneled $2.75 million to Brady’s own charity trust, his Change the World Foundation since 2011. Best Buddies also pledged an additional $500,000 in 2017 to Brady’s own trust, which the Globe said is focused almost entirely on causes close to Brady’s heart.