Grant Information

Grant Overview

The NBA Foundation is now accepting grant applications for 2021 on a rolling basis. If you feel your organization aligns with the mission of the NBA Foundation, please apply via the steps outlined below. Applications will be reviewed within a few weeks of submission and priority will be given to organizations operating in NBA markets.

Grant Requirements

In order to be considered for a grant from the NBA Foundation, your organization must meet the following requirements:

  • Qualify as a registered 501(c)3 tax organization or a T3010 if operating in Canada
  • Focus on promoting school-to-career employment opportunities that target Black youth ages 14-24 years old
  • Serve a minimum of 25 youth annually across your programs

In general, and except in specific circumstances, the NBA Foundation does not fund:

  • Direction donations or grants to individuals
  • Individual scholarships or sponsorships
  • Projects or programs primarily focused on serving adults over the age of 25
  • Political campaigns and lobbying efforts
  • After school or Pre-K programs
  • Hospitals

Grant Application

If your organization is interested in applying for a grant from the NBA Foundation, please take the following steps:

  1. Create an account on the grant application portal using the link below
  2. Once your organization is registered, you will receive a confirmation email with credentials for login
  3. Complete the grant application within the portal and provide a 990 form and current fiscal year organizational budget with your application

Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email and the NBA Foundation will be in touch with any updates to your application.