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About Us

The Tyler Neville Foundation (TNF) was founded in 2021 as a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children during cancer treatment. Headquarters are located in Williamsburg, VA, with the goal of expanding throughout the country to offer community support in every region of the United States.

Founder Tyler Neville always knew he would find a way to give back to the community that supported him throughout his youth, as he suffered from various medical conditions, requiring more than 20 surgeries before he was 18, including Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 15. Toward the end of his first year in college, Tyler was quarantining alone in a hotel room while suffering from COVID-19 when he had an idea. Tyler texted his mom that evening in the Spring of 2021. "I'm ready to start my non-profit for kids with cancer," he said. "And I want to host my first event this summer!" Patience has never been Tyler's strong-suit but action is! Tyler quickly nominated his mother and father to the Board of Directors and by summer, the Tyler Neville Foundation was created to make a lasting impact on the children in our community pushing through cancer treatment. 

Tyler understands firsthand the toll treatment takes on a child. He knows how difficult it is to enjoy your youth when thousands of hours are spent in or recovering from treatment. In 2017, Tyler went into remission only to suffer multiple complications due to his treatment. Many more dreams dashed as Ty would not fully recover for two more years. As a junior, Tyler began his high school football career--one that led to more than 30 scholarship offers and an opportunity to attend Harvard University and play tight end for the Crimson Football Team. He enjoyed great success at Harvard--in the classroom, on the field, and through his outreach to children with cancer. In May 2024, Tyler will graduate from Harvard with a concentration in Economics. That same month, Ty will begin a masters program at the University of Virginia, while playing his final year of college football for the Virginia Cavaliers.

There are no roadblocks, just hurdles. And the journey continues...

Our Mission

Tyler Neville Foundation's mission is to provide resources and support during treatment to help children with cancer enjoy the wonder and excitement of their youth.

Our Vision

The vision of the Tyler Neville Foundation is to facilitate community support in bringing smiles, joy and hope to children in cancer treatment.

No childhood should be left behind

Meet our Team


Tyler Neville
Founder, President


Tara Ann Neville
Board of Directors


Tommy Neville
Board of Directors

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