BRONCOS, SEAHAWKS AMONG LEAST CHARITABLE NFL TEAMS
Like all teams in the NFL, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are each worth over a billion dollars. They’re owned by philanthropic billionaires who personally are very charitable. But the teams themselves are very chintzy when it comes to public giving. The Denver Broncos Charities, according to their federal tax filing, only managed to give away $145,000 in 2012. And that was down significantly from 2011's $247,315. The Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation managed to give away only $170,000 in 2012. Lynne Allen, sister of billionaire team owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is president. Separately Paul Allen has a $300 million personal foundation..
... The Broncos and Seahawks are ranked 13th and 15th, respectively, among the 30 NFL teams, in total worth.
... Compare those two teams with the San Francisco 49ers, who were almost in the Super Bowl. They gave away almost $2.5 million to Bay Area charities in 2011 -- more than ten times that Super Bowl teams.