NBA Foundation Frequently Asked Questions
NBA Foundation FAQs
Unfortunately, we are not able to review organizations without a 501c3 status. We encourage your organization to apply once you receive it or are partnered with a fiscal sponsor.
Unfortunately, we are not able to review an application without an IRS Form 990. We encourage your organization to apply once you receive your form.
Unfortunately, we are only able to fund organizations whose programming occurs in an NBA market. Please see here for full list of NBA markets.
This is fine, we ask that the proposal focuses on serving Black youth in the NBA market.
A connection with an NBA team is not required to be eligible for a grant.
Please apply in partnership with the national branch.
Applicants can include multiple NBA markets in their proposal. If you are operating in cities not in an NBA market, we ask the proposal target NBA markets.
Unfortunately, we do not fund universities including career centers, programming, and individual research support. In some circumstances, if a nonprofit with a 501c3 status is operating under a university, we may be able to consider it.
No, the NBA Foundation supports programs in a variety of industries in service of boys, girls, and non-binary youth ages 14-24.
Generally, yes, unless the application requests a capacity-building grant which we review on a case-by-case basis.
Yes, we offer both.
Our strong preference is to conduct a complete review of applications before setting up a preliminary call. For any inquiries not answered on this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our staff will assist.