Furthering economic empowerment in the Black community

NBA Foundation Reaches $100M in Total Grants

The NBA Foundation, birthed three-and-a-half years ago to provide career opportunities for Black youth in all of the league markets, has reached $100M in total grants after its 11th and latest round of funding.

NBA Foundation and Chicago Beyond Announce $1Million Hyperlocal Initiative

The new $1 million collaboration will support Black-led nonprofit organizations that are advancing enrichment and opportunity for young people in Chicago. 

Foundation Fridays: Juma Ventures empowers youth through opportunity

The NBA Foundation’s newest grantee has employed more than 10,000 low-income youth since its inception in 1993.

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.

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