NBA Cares is the league's global social responsibility program that builds on the NBA's mission of addressing important social issues. NBA Cares programs and participants have provided more than 6.5 million hours of hands-on service and created more than 2,195 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in communities around the world. Internationally, NBA Cares has created more than 453 places where kids and families can live, learn or play in 40 countries and territories. NBA Cares works with nationally and internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes, including: Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Vera Institute of Justice, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, UNICEF, Special Olympics, The Jed Foundation, Share Our Strength and GLSEN.


The NBA Cares Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) is a way to develop and nurture relationships with your fellow colleagues while giving back to the local community. The Employee Volunteer Program offers opportunities through league-wide events, department events, individual volunteer opportunities, and the Mentor Program.

The NBA FOUNDATION is a 501(c)(3), with a mission to drive economic opportunity in the Black community through employment and career development by funding programs that generate successful transitions from school to meaningful employment for Black youth.

The National Basketball Social Justice Coalition is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization that leads the NBA family’s collaborative efforts to advance social justice and dismantle systemic racial inequality. Formed jointly by the NBA, NBPA, and NBCA in 2020, the Coalition leverages the game of basketball’s influence to seek and achieve policy change at the federal, state, and local level.


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