Founded in 1995, the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers was formed by then-Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley. In 2012, a group of investors, led by Mark Walter, purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers. Walter arrived with ambitions that were bigger than baseball; he wanted the team’s charity to grow — to reach all of Los Angeles — and become an example to other sports teams worldwide. Under this new ownership group, The Los Angeles Dodgers has increased fundraising by 1,000% and invested more than $23 million in our programs and grants. More than 10,000 participate annually in their baseball and softball youth development program. Their LA Reads program inspires thousands of young people to read more than 1 million minutes annually. The college and career accelerator expose first-generation students to the soft skills they need to succeed. And the new Science of Baseball curriculum for third- to fifth-graders gets kids excited about math and science. The growth of the LA Dodgers Foundation has enabled the foundation to do more: Fund more college scholarships, more foster youth advocates, more eye screenings and glasses, and more after-school nutrition and play programs.