Adam Thielen is an American football wide receiver who plays in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings. Together with his wife, Caitlin, and sons, Asher and Hudson, the Thielen Foundation has been formed to help serve, educate and inspire those in need.


With an overarching theme on youth development, the Thielen Foundation aims to create programs that will equip and empower kids to reach their full potential in life.




A behind-the-scenes look into the Thielen Foundation.


Salvation Army

After a chaotic end to the season, we have finally been able to take a deep breath and re-group! Our year ended amazingly with us being able to bless 10 families in need through the Salvation Army with an unforgettable Christmas. 

We were lucky enough to have the support of...

Topgolf Event

Thank you to everyone that came out to our inaugural Topgolf event on Monday, 12/3 to help support our foundation! With a lot of help from our sponsors - thank you Choice Bank, Factory Motor Parts, and Hormel specifically - we were able to raise over $100K for our foundation!...

CHOICE Bank Partnership

We are incredibly thankful to announce our first big partner - CHOICE Bank. CHOICE has been incredibly instrumental in helping get our foundation up and running not just by providing support financially, but also as a resource. The support group that they have provided is second to none and we...

1st Behavioral Health Unit Visit

Since the launching of the Thielen Foundation, Adam and I had our first visit with the kids in the Behavioral Health out-patient unit! We saw about twenty one 12-21 year olds and about six 6-12 year olds. We sat in a circle and got to...



When we first learned about the Behavioral Health Unit, I was moved by how impactful wellness programming is to the care, experience and future success of these patients, especially yoga.  I love yoga and I can relate to the calm and well-being created by the practice.

Caitlin Thielen

“Adam and Caitlin are moving the chains to make a difference in lives of children in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. We have always been impressed by Adam’s dedication to excellence on and off the field, and today (Sept. 18) the Thielen family is making an even bigger commitment to the community.”

Steve LaCroix, SVP Marketing, Minnesota Vikings

Caitlin and I are extremely excited to be launching the Thielen Foundation! We both share a life goal to give back to the community that has given us so much over the years. We are looking forward to partnering with organizations like the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and other key partners who share in our mission to serve, educate and inspire youth to reach their full potential in life.

Adam Thielen

As our partnership grows with Masonic Children’s Hospital, I hope to get involved with yoga programming and help create educational materials to aid in instruction as well as provide Thielen Foundation yoga mats and resources to make sure every patient has access to this incredible wellness tool.”

Caitlin Thielen

We know that not everyone was given the same opportunities to participate in sports and activities that we were.  And the sports and activities helped us grow & develop into the people we are today.  So, our family feels compelled to give back to the great state of Minnesota.

Adam Thielen


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