Lakers Youth Foundation

Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation's goal is to assist nonprofit community organizations based on need. With the Foundation's focus on the use of sports to promote education, teamwork and self-esteem among Los Angeles area youth, our fundraising directly supports these initiatives by providing financial assistance to children and local youth programs. The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation is a 501(c)(3).

Quarterly Grants

The Lakers Youth Foundation administers Quarterly Grants for nonprofit organizations. Deadlines: March 15, June 15, Sept. 15 and Dec. 15.

YOU Grants

The YOU Grant is voted upon by the fans. Nonprofits may nominate themselves for specific YOU Grants throughout the year.

Active Alliance

The Active Alliance is a youth-focused partnership designed to build healthier communities.


Click here to make a tax deductible donation to the Lakers Youth Foundation

Lakers 2014 Court Refurbishment
Lakers Youth Foundation unveils their court refurbishment contest winners for 2014.
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DASH Board Messages
You may post a Welcome, Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary message on the DASH Boards during a Lakers home game.
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Julius Randle at 2014 Camp Lakers
Julius Randle made an appearance as a guest speaker at Camp Lakers this year.
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2014 Summer YOU Grant Contest
Lakers Fans will choose the lucky winner for the 2014 YOU Grant Basketball Court Refurbishment Contest.
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Mariani Buss Tournament
Frank Mariani-Jerry Buss No-Limit Hold 'Em Tournament Presented by WPT Foundation.
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Sports Court at Children’s Institute, Inc.
The Lakers Youth Foundation, the Los Angeles Lakers and OneWest Bank joined the Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) for the grand opening of a new Sports Court at CII’s headquarters, just west of downtown Los Angeles. Read More