Will Fund Three Additional Grants for Capital Improvement Projects at Youth-Serving Nonprofits in Indiana
Eligible Organizations are Encouraged to Apply
INDIANAPOLIS – The 2024 NBA All-Star Host Committee announced today the application process has opened to fund three additional grants up to $50,000 each for the NBA All-Star Legacy Initiative in coordination with hosting 2024 NBA All-Star in Indianapolis.
These NBA All-Star Legacy grants will fund brick-and-mortar capital improvement projects at youth-serving nonprofits in Indiana that focus on health and wellness or education. Once awarded, these three grants will complement the more than $1 million already invested in the 21 NBA All-Star Host Committee Legacy grants originally awarded in conjunction with NBA All-Star that was scheduled for Indianapolis in 2021 and ultimately rescheduled to February 2024. This will bring the total to 24 Legacy projects funded through the 2024 NBA All-Star Host Committee and Indy Championships Fund.
“Despite the pandemic, we were fortunate to see the first 21 projects through to completion, impacting more than 90,000 people across our state,” said Mel Raines, President of the 2024 NBA All-Star Host Committee and President & Chief Operations Officer for Pacers Sports & Entertainment. “As we move toward hosting NBA All-Star Weekend in 2024, we are excited to announce the addition of three more Legacy grants which further supports our initial goal of empowering youth and communities long after 2024 All-Star events have occurred.”
Youth-serving nonprofits have until September 30, 2022 to apply for these three grants at pacers/2024-nba-all-star-legacy-project. Criteria for selection includes:
- Grant recipients must be a nonprofit youth-serving organization located in Indiana.
- Grants must be used for capital brick-and-mortar projects in the following areas:
- Health and Wellness (e.g., indoor/outdoor basketball courts)
- Education (e.g., STEM labs, reading centers)
- A small percentage can be used for programming associated with the capital project
- Organizations are encouraged to obtain a match for all or portion of the grant for greater impact.
- Organizations should exhibit a focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programming and serve a diverse audience.
- Projects will support the brands of 'We Grow Basketball Here' and 'We Grow Community Here.'
- The projects must demonstrate sustainability beyond 2024 NBA All-Star.
- Construction must begin in 2023 with an intended goal for completion before December 2023.
Grantees will be publicly announced in late 2022.
The 73rd NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in Indianapolis February 16-18, 2024. For general information about 2024 NBA All-Star, please visit pacers/nba-all-star-2024-indianapolis.
About 2024 NBA All-Star
2024 NBA All-Star in Indianapolis, Ind., will bring together the most talented and passionate players in the league’s history for a global celebration of the game. The 73rd NBA All-Star Game, which will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, will mark the second NBA All-Star in Indianapolis after the city first hosted the midseason classic in 1985.