Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Panthers tight end Greg Olsen are the three finalists for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award.
Fitzgerald, one of the top receivers in the league, has made grants of more than one million dollars for the "First Down Fund."
The fund promotes reading and technology access for kids from kindergarten through 12th grade as well as supports efforts to prevent and cure breast cancer and support breast cancer survivors.
Also, the fund makes grants to the American Cancer Society as well as breast cancer organizations based in Arizona and Minnesota, for activities such as education, support groups, and free mammograms.
Fitzgerald was a finalist in 2012.
Olsen founded "Receptions for Research" after watching his mother deal with breast cancer in 2009.
The foundation’s program focuses on cancer research, support and education programming.
The program has distributed more than $520,000 to six hospitals and foundations.
The program’s most notable and largest fundraiser, Kicks for a Cure, has raised over $850,000 in its eight year history.
Olsen was previously nominated in 2015.
Manning is a two-time Super Bowl winner. He supports "Tackle Kids Cancer" at the Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Their research team gives patients access to more than 100 cutting-edge clinical trials to combat pediatric cancer.
Manning has volunteered for the "Tackle Kids Cancer" campaign since the start of the 2015 season and has visited the Children’s Cancer Institute.
Manning was previously nominated from 2007-2013 and was a finalist in 2015.
The winner will be announced the week of the Super Bowl in Houston.