LA Lakers Youth Foundation
About the Lakers Youth Foundation
We provide thousands of underserved, Los Angeles children with safe places to learn and play, allowing them the opportunity to develop critical life skills and gain knowledge to pursue their dreams.
Since 1992, the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation has been dedicated to helping today’s youth succeed and become successful adults. In addition to our signature programs we have awarded millions of dollars in monetary grants to nonprofit organizations that support youth with direct services and programs.
To date, LYF has funded a school teaching garden, 3 STEM Lab Projects, 15 Reading and Learning Centers, and 40+ basketball courts throughout Los Angeles and Hawaii. The team has also contributed millions of dollars through ticket donations, autographed memorabilia, Lakers merchandise, and countless appearances made by current players, Lakers Legends and the Laker Girls.