About the ACBL Educational Foundation

Founded in 1987 as a charitable arm of the American Contract Bridge League, the ACBL Educational Foundation became an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit foundation in 2017.

The Foundation’s mission is to get more people playing bridge, not only by growing the number of competitive bridge players, but by introducing the game and enriching the lives of people of all ages and from all walks of life.

Millions of people around the world are bridge players, and the ACBL Educational Foundation hopes to grow the passion for bridge in communities and households all across North America. The Foundation receives contributions from individuals, families, and corporations, and awards grants for programs to carry out its goals.   


  • To introduce more people, of all ages and walks of life, to the game of bridge, regardless of whether it's social, duplicate, or a simplified stepping-stone game.
  • To develop a network of casual bridge players and encourage their engagement with the game. 

Click here for an overview of our Programs.

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