STAPLES Center Foundation
STAPLES Center Foundation has established a number of partnerships in the Los Angeles community to assist charities in raising funds and awareness for their organizations with a special emphasis on the low-income neighborhoods surrounding the arena. The Foundation has donated more than $10 million in financial and in-kind support to many community-based organizations, including major partnerships with the following programs:
A Better LA · $750,000
Founded by former USC head football coach, Pete Carroll, A BETTER LA redirects the negative actions of gang involvement into positive activities and acts as natural helpers within the community, allowing the community to grow.
Disney Concert Hall · $1 Million
A commitment of $1 million dollars during a five-year period was pledged to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the fourth venue of the Performing Center of Los Angeles County and the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center · $250,000
Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center is a quality-focused, non-profit community health center dedicated to improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of people in the communities they serve, regardless of their income and ability to pay.
Inner City Arts · $1 Million
Inner-City Arts offers opportunities for children to build artistic self-expression, enhancing their ability to perform both creatively and academically in challenging environments.
The Midnight Mission · $250,000
The Midnight Mission's purpose is to offer a bridge to self-sufficiency for homeless people in downtown Los Angeles through counseling, education, training and job placement.
Para Los Niños · $250,000
Para Los Niños is a nonprofit family service organization designed to bring children from some of Los Angeles' most challenging communities out of poverty and onto brighter, more successful futures. The money donated by STAPLES Center Foundation went directly to the Para Los Niños charter school in Skid Row.
Salvation Army Red Shield Center · $250,000
The Salvation Army Red Shield Youth & Community Center serves more than 4,000 children and their parents and is known in its Pico Union neighborhood as an oasis for families.
10th Street Elementary
Located in Pico Union, just walking distance from the arena, 10th Street Elementary School is officially adopted by the STAPLES Center Foundation. This elementary school serves 1,000 students from first to fifth grade. In 2010 STAPLES Center Foundation was honored with the Pillar Partnership Spotlight Award from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for it's work with the Tenth Street Elementary School.
Community Grant Program
The Community Grant Program assists established programs that enhance recreational and educational opportunities for youth in the Los Angeles area. Eligible organizations are headquartered within a three-mile radius of the arena. Grant recipients include: Children's Bureau, Everybody Wins LA, LA Regional Food Bank and the Silverlake Conservatory of Music
Community Partnership Program
The Community Partnership Program assumes the costs of charity events held within the arena. Eligible partners must be headquartered within a three-mile radius of the arena and include: City Scholars Foundation, City Year, HOLA and The Posse Foundation
STAPLES Center Foundation arranges volunteer opportunities for AEG employees, facilitating quite a few occasions to bring the staff together to support the local community. Hundreds of employees have volunteered their time to help the community by serving meals at homeless shelters, beautifying local school campuses, donating and distributing toys to low-income families during Christmas, planting trees throughout the City in honor of Arbor Day, as well as several other impactful volunteer opportunities.
Star Plaza at STAPLES Center
STAPLES Center is the home to many of the greatest sports and entertainment events in the country. Fans and supporters have the opportunity to honor, memorialize and thank family members and friends on a personalized "star" that is prominently displayed at the Star Plaza entrance of the arena at Figueroa and 11th Street. All funds from the sale of the stars directly benefit STAPLES Center Foundation. For more information, please call 213.763.7721.