The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children and ending the cycle of abuse.  The purpose is to raise Awareness and Prevention of child abuse.  That objective is coupled with the Foundation's commitment to celebrating players of inspiration in the NFL.

Each year, the Ed Block Courage Awards honors those National Football League players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage. This award is unique in that the recipients are selected solely by a vote of their teammates. Every fall all thirty two teams conduct a vote which results in each team selecting their Ed Block Courage Award recipient for the year. Learn more

Since its inception the Foundation, through its charter with the Courage House National Support Network for Kids, and an affiliation with the National Football League and Professional Football Athletics Trainers Society has helped to provide hope to countless children and raised millions of dollars.

We raise public awareness and support child abuse prevention with our radio public service announcements. Our relationship with the Courage House Network, NFL Teams, NFL Network and other national media outlets spread our message to viewers all over the country.  Our Internet and print media spread our mission even further.

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The Ed Block Courage Award Foundation is dedicated to ending this vicious cycle of pain and despair. With a network of 20 Courage Houses nationwide, we have been able to help over 1,000,000 children for more than 30 years.


We are able to achieve all that we do because of the support of the NFL, its member teams, P.F.A.T.S., numerous volunteers and people like you. Please help us block child abuse by making a contribution Today!