Foundation / Corporation
National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and LA84 Foundation
Grants of up to $25,000 to California nonprofits, schools, and athletic facilities to refurbish and renovate basketball courts for youth aged 6-17 in Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. The basketball court must be located in a neighborhood where a majority of the residents are low and moderate-income families and individuals.
Eligible applicants may submit requests for capital projects focused on indoor or outdoor courts, which may include: installation/refurbishment of basketball court flooring, court resurfacing, hoops, nets, backboards, scoreboards, bleachers, fencing, gym dividers, or wall/post pads. Up to 10% of grant funds may be allocated for ongoing maintenance of facilities.
The National Basketball Players’ Association/LA84 Foundation Court Refurbishment Program is designed to provide safe, fun spaces for youth ages 6 -17 to play basketball in the communities where they live, go to school, and play.
NBPA and LA84 recognize the importance of structured play and sports as a key part of youth development, supporting social emotional wellness, physical health, and academic success. Too often, opportunities to play are based on family income and zip-code – this is called the Play Equity gap. Both organizations are working to close that gap with this program by increasing the number of courts and improving the quality of existing facilities that are available to kids and families in their own communities.
Because equity and opportunity are at the forefront of this Program, important factors in evaluating proposals will include:
- The degree of public access to the courts
- The level of activity and the presence of quality youth basketball programs and partnerships that are available at the court location
- The condition of existing courts and the improvements that would be needed to ensure an optimal play experience for youth
- Demonstration of community need where the courts are located
GrantWatch ID#: 184089
Individual grants of up to $25,000 will be available.
Applicant organization must be certified as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code, and is not a private foundation, as defined in section 509(a) of that code.
- Courts/facility must be located in Los Angeles, Riverside, or San Bernardino County
- Applicant organization must be a community-based organization, school district, or network of schools serving neighborhoods where a majority of the residents are low and moderate-income families and individuals
- In order for schools to be eligible, they must demonstrate that the surrounding community has access to utilize the courts and facilities through existing joint-use agreements or other formal documentation
- Universities and colleges are not eligible to apply for funding
- Applicants must have an existing youth basketball program, or partner with an organization to offer youth basketball programming
- Applicants must have at least one full-time staff person
- Applicant organization/youth basketball program must have a written policy that addresses its commitment to keep children safe from sexual abuse by preventing, recognizing, and responding to situations both on and off the playing field that in any way compromises their safety.
Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, August 15th
Award Announcements: Thursday, October 18th at the LA84 Foundation Summit
USA: California: Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties