Over a decade ago, we sat on a flight home from Australia and talked about some of the amazing places we had visited around the globe. We kept coming back to a single truth - the place that meant the most to us, our favorite place to be, was HOME.
Sunny, beautiful San Diego has been an integral part of the people and musicians we have become. Music, art, surfing, access to the outdoors – these outlets kept us out of trouble and offered us a way to think about the big questions in life. The communities we grew up in believed in those outlets, and we do too.
On that flight home, we dreamed up an idea to give something back to our hometown, to rally our amazing community, and to invest in kids who might need a hand up.
What if we could bring together friends from the surf industry and the music industry for a charity surf contest that raised funds for kids in need? What if we gave a free concert on the beach? What if we used our stage to let homeless and at-risk youth know that their stories were powerful – as powerful as the music we play every night? We want those kids to know that they matter and that we celebrate the tenacity of the journey they are taking, and that we want to invest in their futures.
That’s how the BRO-AM was born. Over a decade later, our idea has grown into two iconic San Diego events – BRO-AM’s Benefit Party and Beach Fest. At the Benefit Party, join 500+ industry leaders, tastemakers, influencers, professional athletes, musicians, artists, and philanthropists for a fundraising event like none other. At the Beach Fest, join 17,000+ in an empowering community movement of giving through a day of surf, food, fun, and live music.
Through both events, we shine a spotlight on some incredible San Diego organizations who are already mobilized in the community, making a concrete impact every day.
Numerous companies and countless individuals give generously year after year to partner with us in raising awareness and funds for local organizations that support deserving local youth. BRO-AM has grown bigger than a rock band trying to do some good. It’s a community of compassionate, generous people coming together to make a difference in our world by investing in the next generation. We are honored to be part of this movement.
Every kid deserves to wake up in the morning with hope, the belief that a better way is possible. The SWITCHFOOT BRO-AM Foundation is dedicated to impacting the next generation through the power of music, art, surfing and education as well as the practical help they need to move toward a better future.
We are constantly amazed by great organizations that are changing the lives of kids in need, as well as by the generosity of the people around us.
The BRO-AM community is made up of people just like you – givers and doers. We have been given so much, and this is our opportunity to give back.
Your monthly or one-time donation makes a difference in the lives of kids who need our help!
Join us in giving back! #PlayYourPart