Click Here to Download the 2015 Application About the Scholarship Program The Steve Francis Foundation Scholarship Program was created in 2004 in honor of former NBA All-Star Steve Francis’ mother Brenda Wilson who passed away when he was in high school. The Scholarships are awarded to Houston high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, community…
Steve believes that the game of basketball provided him discipline, focus, and a sense of direction and believes that he can use basketball as a vehicle to transfer this knowledge to youth. Francis organizes youth basketball clinics year round in Houston, the DC area, and other select locations that focus on fundamentals first.
In addition to all the community initiatives that the Steve Francis Foundation engages in throughout the year, we also support numerous other programs and organizations across the country.
The DC Warriors is an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Basketball Club sponsored by The Steve Francis Foundation that consists of two teams, 8 & Under and 13 & Under for the 2015 season. The club is tied to Steve’s childhood neighborhood of Takoma Park, Maryland coached by his lifelong mentor, Anthony Langley. Coach Langley was one of the original founders of the club 25 years ago.
Each year, The Steve Francis Foundation presents The Calvin Avant Award to a staff member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. Calvin Avant has been a mentor to Steve since a young age, always going above and beyond to inspire Steve and everyone around him to put God first and stay committed to your family and community.
Brenda Wilson is best described by her children as a woman of sacrifice, truth and unconditional love. She walked in agape love. Brenda made herself strong in order to be strong for those around her. She was a constant source of inspiration, support, and everyone knew that she would lend a helping hand to those in need. It was a tragedy for Steve and his family to lose her at such a young age.