Congratulations to the Khalili Foundation for winning the first ever Lakers Youth Foundation YOU Grant! The Khalili Foundation was presented a $2,500 check from Roberta Mariani, Associate Director of the Lakers Youth Foundation, at the Lakers vs. Thunder game on April 22nd, 2012.
The Lakers Youth Foundation conducted its first ever voting grant called the YOU GRANT! Five Los Angeles area nonprofit organizations were in the running to win one $2,500 grant from the Lakers Youth Foundation, and the winner was decided by YOU (the fans)!
Los Angeles area nonprofit organizations submitted their grant application on www.lakers.com. The Lakers Youth Foundation then selected five finalists from amongst the grant applications. Profiles of the five finalists were displayed on www.lakers.com from March 19th to April 15th. All Lakers fans were then able to vote for a winner.
The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation's goal is to assist nonprofit community organizations based on need. With the Foundation's focus on the use of sports to promote education, teamwork and self-esteem among Los Angeles area youth, our fundraising directly supports these initiatives by providing financial assistance to children and local youth programs.