Furthering economic empowerment in the Black community
NBA Foundation Friday: Spotlighting excellence in education
The Center for Black Educator Development, the Kenwood-Oakland Community Organization and InsideOut Literary Arts fight valiantly to even the playing field for students of color.
NBA Foundation Friday: Spotlighting efforts to reform the criminal justice system
The Anti-Recidivism Coalition and Youth Sentencing Reentry Project works with those affected by the criminal justice system, seeking to offer assistance and create a more just society.
NBA Foundation celebrates 3rd anniversary, announces $13.5M grant round
The NBA Foundation awards 40 new and renewed grants in latest grant round to help drive economic opportunity and empowerment in the Black community.
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.
Promoting Economic Equity
The NBA is driving meaningful social change across the country by supporting organizations that address education, income and employment disparities in Black communities. The NBA and all 30 teams are also committed using their collective platforms and resources to increase partnerships with Black-owned and operated businesses across all business activities.