Our Program Focus Areas
Our program focus areas:
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) knows that quality education is the best indicator of future financial and social success. We use our platform to get kids excited about reading. We created a first of its kind curriculum to keep students engaged about science and math just as they hit the age where their interests and test scores tend to decline. We provide opportunities for young adults to see themselves on a solid path, whether it’s college or a clear vocation.
The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) knows that health disparities exist along racial, class and gender lines. We invest and partner with organizations that identify these disparities and provide services that support interventions for our most vulnerable populations.
In Los Angeles County, for every 130 people we house, an additional 150 become homeless, further highlighting that this crisis is fueled by a broken economy. The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) seeks to prevent homelessness from happening in the first place by providing services and resources that keep families intact and roofs over their heads. We distribute basic needs to LA’s homeless and food insecure; directly serve young people and their families living in housing facilities through sport programming and green space; and have granted nearly $100,000 to partners on the front lines.
62% of youth living in poverty have experienced at least one traumatic event. Through social and emotional learning the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) provides youth with the tools they need to be better equipped in the classroom, on the field, and for whatever endeavor their future holds for them. We place a special emphasis on engaging girls in sport, because we know that by adolescence, girls’ confidence drops about twice as much as boys’, their perception of their academic ability declines, and participation in physical activity plummets.
We’re also engaging the most important people in a successful child’s life – a strong adult figure who can support and mentor them. Whether it’s parents, guardians, tutors or coaches, our programming provides adults the resources they need to be better supporters of our future leaders.