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The LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and public education and advocates for the important role sports participation plays in positive youth development. Created with a share of the 1984 Olympic Games surplus, LA84 began operations in 1985 as a grant making and educational foundation. The foundation supports hundreds of non-profit youth sports organizations throughout Southern California annually, trains coaches, commissions research, convenes conferences and maintains the world’s premier Olympic and sports library collection.
The LA84 Foundation makes grants to non-profit youth sports organizations throughout Southern California, educates coaches, convenes local and national thought leaders and uses its voice to advance sports as an essential element in transforming the lives of youth.
By The Numbers
Youth impacted by grants and programs
Grants to more than 3,300 youth sports organizations
Coaches trained at coaching education clinics
News & Features
Stories and updates from the LA84 team, partners, and supporters.
Senator Newman’s Resolution Making June 24th “Play Day” in California Passes Senate Sacramento, Calif. – A resolution establishing June 24, … Read More
THE LA84 FOUNDATION RELEASES THE 2022 LOS ANGELES COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS PARTICIPATION SURVEY FOR THE PLAY EQUITY FUND
LOS ANGELES (Oct. 6, 2022) – Research commissioned by the LA84 Foundation and the Play Equity Fund reveals that youth in … Read More
The Foundation facilitates a national discussion on youth sports informed by three decades of frontline experience, plus numerous commissioned research projects and conferences featuring thought-leaders and practitioners. This youth sports expertise combined with LA84’s rich historical library make the foundation a unique repository of sport knowledge.
The LA84 Foundation seeks partners who are committed to our collective goals of radically expanding youth sports opportunities; and improving the social, academic and health outcomes through structured sports participation.