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LA84 Foundation


Last profile update: 10/21/2017
Last grant data update: 04/13/2018

At A Glance

LA84 Foundation

(formerly Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles)

2141 W. Adams Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA United States 90018-2040

Telephone: (323) 730-4600


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Celebrity: Sports






Established in 1982 in CA - The foundation is endowed with surplus funds from the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. The foundation supports a wide array of youth sports programming. It awards grants to youth sports organizations within the eight southernmost counties of California. It also conducts its own youth sports and coaching education programs, a number of which have become models for similar programs nationwide. The LA84 Foundation operates the largest sports research library in North America. It is a state-of-the-art research facility and learning center dedicated to the advancement of sports knowledge and scholarship. The foundation also maintains a sizable collection of historic sport art and artifacts much of which was inherited from the former Helms Sports Halls of Fame

Purpose and Activities

Support for youth sports programs (youth ages 6-17), especially in areas where the risk of delinquency is high. Special attention to sectors of the population underserved by current sports programs: girls, minorities, and the disabled.