Furthering economic empowerment in the Black community

NBA Foundation Announces Inaugural Grants

The NBA Foundation announced a total of $2 million in inaugural grants that will drive economic empowerment in Black communities through employment and career advancement.

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NBA Announcement of Board for Foundation

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) today announced the NBA Foundation Board of Directors, comprised  of eight representatives.

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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.