Laureus Sport for Good USA Announces 2024 Grant Award Recipients

Laureus Sport for Good USA Announces 2024 Grant Award Recipients

Non-profit organizations awarded are using sport as a tool for youth development across the United States, including our key Sport for Good Cities.

For the 2024 grant cycle, Laureus USA is proud to announce grant support to a wide range of sports-based youth development programs in our four Sport for Good cities of Atlanta, Chicago, New Orleans and New York, as well as nationally across other key cities. 

Funding through this program will support projects across more than 35 different sports, ranging from Olympic weightlifting and mountaineering, to boxing and adaptive running. Below is a full list of funded organizations: 


Art in the Paint, Atlanta Police Athletic League, Atlanta Track Club Foundation, Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation (AYTEF), Bearings Bike Works, Bellwood Boys and Girls Club, Blaze Sports Academy, Field of Dreams Academy, First Tee – Metro Atlanta*, Fugees Family Inc., Girls on the Run Atlanta, LEAD Center for Youth, Netball America, Soccer in the Streets, Stafford Boxing Club, and Swem Kids*.


ABC Pilsen, A Step Ahead Chess, Alternative Schools Network, America SCORES Chicago, B.I.G. Baseball Academy, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Beat the Streets Chicago, Box United, Boxing Out Negativity, Boys & Girls Club of Rockford, BUILD, Inc, Center for Healing and Justice through Sport, Chicago Lions Charitable Association, Chicago Run, Chicago Training Center, Chicago Youth Boxing Club, CircEsteem, First Tee Greater Chicago, FOUS Youth Development, Generations for Peace, Girls in the Game, Girls on the Run of Central Illinois, Girls on the Run of Chicago, Grand Boulevard Prevention Services, Heart of the City Sports, InnerCity Weightlifting, Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation, KEEN Chicago, KTs Kids, Lost Boyz Inc,  Metropolitan Youth Foundation, MetroSquash, New Life Centers, Out Our Front Door, PeacePlayers Chicago, Play Like a Champion Today, Playworks IL, Positive Coaching Alliance, Project Education Plus, Puerto Rican Cultural Center, REACH, Rockford Barbell, Soccer Without Borders, The ACE Project, The Bloc, UCAN, Urban Intiatives, US Soccer Foundation, USTA / Midwest Tennis, Y.E.M.B.A., YMCA of Central IL, and YMCA of Metro Chicago

New Orleans

A’s & Aces, Community Works of Louisiana, Dancing Grounds, Excite All Stars*, Girls on the Run of New Orleans, LOOP NOLA, New Orleans Ballet Association, Reaching for the Stars*, The 18th Ward, YEAH! Yoga

New York

Active Plus*, Beat the Streets New York, Bronx Lacrosse, Brooklyn Youth Sports Club, CitySquash, Fast Feet Running & Athletics, Inc., Figure Skating in Harlem, GallopNYC, Girls on the Run NYC, Grand Slam Bronx Foundation, Grow Our Game, Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program*, Harold Hunter Foundation, Inc., Hit The Books, Inc., Hudson River Community Sailing, I Challenge Myself, Jeuness Track Club, Kings County Tennis League, Inc., Legacy Volleyball, Mary Mitchell Center, Neighborhood United Ltd., New Heights Youth, Inc., America Scores New York, Peace Players Brooklyn, PISTE, Play Rugby Inc., Riverside Hawks*, Row New York, South Bronx United Inc., Urban Dove, We Got Next Sports, and We Run Brownsville.


America SCORES Los Angeles, Bresee Foundation, East LA Rising, First Break Academy, PeacePlayers Los Angeles, Sloane Stephens Foundation, DJ Sports Club, Bridge Lacrosse, Heritage Youth Sports Foundation, Playworks Education Energized, Soccer Without Borders, Sanneh Foundation, Stamford Peace Youth Foundation*, DIBIA Dream, FCC USA, True Youth Foundation, and Lay-Up.

Organizations located in Canada are supported in global partnership with Laureus. We are also proud to support the incredible efforts of Play Academy with Naomi Osaka and their grants to KEEN Los Angeles, Pete Brown Jr. Tennis Program, and Beat the Streets Los Angeles.

A star denotes grantee is part of our previously announced EBLS cohort. 

About Laureus Sport for Good USA 

Laureus USA is a non-profit, grant-making organization that works to improve the lives of youth and unite communities through the power of sport. Since 2012, we have impacted the lives of over one million youth by investing $33 million in sports-based youth development organizations around the country that unleash the power of sport to enhance physical and mental health, improve educational and employment outcomes, and address critical social justice issues. Laureus USA is a member of the global Laureus network, which includes 7 National Laureus Sport for Good Foundations, 1 Global Foundation, the Laureus World Sports Academy (and Ambassadors), and the Laureus World Sports Awards.

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