The Washington Football Team is effectively shuttering the charitable foundation that owner Daniel Snyder founded in 2014 to assist Native American communities. Washington confirmed in a statement Wednesday that it is ending its relationship with the Original Americans Foundation, which shares a legal address with the team and has long relied on it for funding.
The move comes four months after Washington retired its previous team name, which had been criticized as insensitive or racist. “As a part of our evolution into a franchise of the future, the Washington Football Team’s new leadership is reviewing our philanthropic strategy,” the team said in its statement.
“As part of this review, the Washington Football Team will focus its philanthropic and charitable work through its own foundation, and will no longer make contributions to the Original Americans Foundation.” While the Original Americans Foundation is still technically active, according to state records, the team’s decision effectively leaves it without funding.