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The Wayne Gretzky Foundation - USA


Last Updated: 2016-02-07

At A Glance

The Wayne Gretzky Foundation - USA

650 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA United States 90049-2108

Telephone: (310) 471-1652

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Sports
  • Organization that normally receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or from the general public

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $333,097

Total giving: $41,000






Founded by Wayne Gretzky, former NHL player and coach. Nicknamed "The Great One," Gretzky is considered one of the greatest - if not the greatest - hockey players of all time. During his career, Gretzky played for the Edmonton Oilers (which he led to four Stanley Cup championships), the Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers. At the time of his retirement, Gretzky held over 40 NHL career scoring records, including most points scored, most goals scored and most assists. Among the awards Gretzky won are nine Hart Trophies (NHL Most Valuable Player). In 1999, Gretzky was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation supports The Wayne Gretzky Foundation in its mission of assisting community-based programs that benefit underprivileged and at-risk youths through promoting participation and interest in hockey.

Fields of Interest

  • Child welfare
  • Exercise
  • Family services
  • Foundations
  • Health
  • Human services
  • Ice hockey
  • Independent living for people with disabilities
  • Philanthropy
  • Physical fitness
  • Public health
  • Special population support
  • Youth development
Population Groups
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $333,097 (market value)

Gifts received: $98,000

Expenditures: $44,899

Total giving: $41,000

Qualifying distributions: $44,509