About Us

Matthew Wade established Athlete Foundations following more than a decade of experience in the professional sports world.

In addition to his work in organized baseball, USA Basketball and the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League, he directed the community-relations initiatives, programs and operations for the NBA’s Seattle Sonics.

Matthew formed Athlete Foundations through his passion for assisting athletes in need of experienced direction in structuring successful personal foundations and helping them avoid the many missteps that often curtail a charitable organizations growth and effectiveness.

Wade makes charity his business
Seattle Times : September 6, 2007

The man walking into the Queen Anne coffee shop spends his life in sports. He looks like a bodybuilder or a bodyguard. Head shaved. Torso thick. Arms bulging.

"Big Matt Wade," former Sonics guard Ray Allen calls him.

There's something about the big man's smile. He works with Deion Branch, Jamal Crawford, Brent Barry and Vladimir Radmanovic, and once worked with Allen and Rashard Lewis, though not in the way one ... read full article