Culture & Civic Life
The Bethesda, Maryland-headquartered nonprofit organization creatively combats issues related to health, education, and poverty through the develo...
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 provided grants to more than 3,300 youth sports organizations throughout Southern California, especially those in communities most affected by poverty.
Further, the foundation trains coaches (about 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 more inclusive programs. In addition, the LA84 Foundation maintains the world's premier Olympic and sports library collection.
Programming - LA84 Youth Idea Exchange