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LA84 Foundation

The Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization serves as a national leader in sports equity, supporting youth sport programs for children of all backgrounds and promoting the role of athletics in healthy youth development.

Teaming Up for Equitable Play

LA84 Foundation

LA84 Foundation was established in 1985 with proceeds from the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The foundation's work is driven by an unwavering belief in the power of sport to shape youth development and empower communities. Since its founding, LA84 has supported thousands of community-based youth sports organizations throughout Southern California, especially those in communities most affected by poverty. These critical programs reach approximately 50,000 children each year. Further, the Foundation trains coaches (almost 200,000 to date), commissions research, and organizes conferences. The Annual Youth Sports Summit convenes hundreds of people each year to learn from thought-leaders on topics including the benefits of sports, the inequities that bar access to such play, and the need for expanded, more inclusive programs. In addition, the LA84 Foundation maintains the world's premier Olympic and sports library collection.

GRoW Support


Programming - LA84 Youth Idea Exchange