Furthering economic empowerment in the Black community
Applications Now Open for NBA HBCU Fellowship Program
Learn more about the NBA career opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
NBA Foundation Announces Fourth Grant Round
The NBA Foundation has announced 38 new grants totaling $11 million – the most-awarded grant round to-date.
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.