STAPLES Center Foundation
Through the charitable endeavors of STAPLES Center Foundation, dynamic and life changing programs and services that focus on education, mentorship, healthy living, and healthcare, have been provided to children and families throughout Los Angeles with a special emphasis on supporting low income neighborhoods surrounding the arena.
More than $10 million in grants and in-kind support has been pledged to support several local charities and community-based organizations with a goal of changing lives and saving lives. STAPLES Center Foundation works diligently to assist charities in raising funds, developing resources, increasing awareness, and highlighting their community impact. The foundation’s philanthropic reach has impacted organizations such as 10th Street Elementary, Inner City Arts, Salvation Army Red Shield Youth & Community Center, The Midnight Mission, and several local hospitals. Building partnerships with the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, Sparks, and music recording artists, assists the foundation in creating once in a lifetime fundraising opportunities and experiences for our charity partners and community members.
STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE serve as the hub for community engagement during the holiday season, and supports employee volunteerism activities such as Day of Service. Through a partnership with City Year, employees volunteer to refurbish local public schools by providing supplies, painting, cleaning and gardening services. During Season of Giving, held throughout the month of December, the foundation spotlights 25 local charities and gives non-profit organizations a platform to collect food, hold blood drives, register volunteers, and sign up mentors with the Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE, its holiday ice skating rink, STAPLES Center and the holiday tree as the backdrop.