Lakers Youth Foundation clinic

Lakers Youth Foundation

Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 organization and the official team charity of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Foundation’s mission is to help underserved youth develop their potential by providing positive experiences and resources in education, health and wellness, and sports. The Foundation also awards grants to other charities that support youth through direct services and programs in these areas.


About the Lakers Youth Foundation


We provide thousands of underserved, Los Angeles children with safe places to learn and play, allowing them the opportunity to develop critical life skills and gain knowledge to pursue their dreams.

Since 1992, the Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation has been dedicated to helping today’s youth succeed and become successful adults. In addition to our signature programs we have awarded millions of dollars in monetary grants to nonprofit organizations that support youth with direct services and programs. 


To date, LYF has funded a school teaching garden, 3 STEM Lab Projects, 15 Reading and Learning Centers, and 40+ basketball courts throughout Los Angeles and Hawaii. The team has also contributed millions of dollars through ticket donations, autographed memorabilia, Lakers merchandise, and countless appearances made by current players, Lakers Legends and the Laker Girls. 


Vice President, Charitable Affairs & Lakers Youth Foundation: Kiesha Nix

Kiesha Nix is the Vice President, Charitable Affairs & Lakers Youth Foundation, a mentor to youth throughout the community, and a recipient of numerous Leadership, Community Service & Humanitarian Awards. 

In her current role, Kiesha oversees and directs programming and funding priorities for the charitable arm of the Los Angeles Lakers. She is responsible for implementing the mission of the Foundation: Assist underserved youth in our communities to develop and recognize their full potential by providing positive experiences and resources in education, health & wellness and sports. 

Kiesha works with countless non-profit organizations and strives to uphold the Lakers reputation of being “Champions in the Community” as well as on the court. 


Lakers Youth Foundation Auction

Support the Lakers Youth Foundation and take home Lakers memorabilia! During each home game, the Lakers Youth Foundation will host a live auction at halftime. Items will be on display at Arena on the main concourse outside of Guest Services (across from aisle 12). You can also get autographed items from your favorite Lakers players online! To learn more and place your bids via our online platform, visit GiveSmart below.

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