About EFF

Founded in 2010, the Equal Footing Foundation is a non-profit organization, created by former Pro Athletes Cindy Phillips and Than Merrill.

With a shared passion for sports, fitness and wellness, Cindy and Than created this foundation to help underprivileged children lead more active and healthy lives. Today’s children need to be active, they need guidance and they need positive role models.  Equal Footing Foundation will help provide these opportunities to the children who need them most.


Equal Footing Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service code. Our tax ID number is 27-1653832. Donations, bequests, devises, transfers and gifts qualify as tax deductible under IRS code section 170, 2055, 2106 and 2522.