Furthering economic empowerment in the Black community
The NBA Foundation Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary
To celebrate the anniversary of the NBA Foundation’s creation, the NBA Foundations announced a total of $6 million in grants to 22 organizations
Q&A: Greg Taylor ‘Excited About the Progress’ NBA Foundation Has Made
The foundation’s executive director says there’s a lot more work to do, but emphasizes positive strides in its inaugural first year.
Who We Are:
The Wealth Gap and Economic Inequality
The NBA is making specific social justice commitments to drive meaningful change within communities across the country by addressing education, income, and employment disparities in Black communities. The NBA and NBPA are committed to increasing Black representation across the league, ensuring greater inclusion of Black-owned and operated businesses across NBA business activities, and using the collective platforms and resources of the NBA and all 30 teams.
The NBA Foundation Mission:
To drive economic opportunity in the Black community through employment and career development by funding programs that generate successful transitions from school to meaningful employment for Black youth.
The NBA Foundation will accomplish this mandate by investing in local and national organizations that promote school-to-career employment opportunities including job readiness, skill training, job placement and career advancement that target Black youth, ages 14-24 years old, with priority being given to organizations operating in NBA markets.