Get Lit x NBA Foundation

April 13, 2022

Get Lit received a grant from the NBA Foundation, among 40 other organizations that are being honored for creating employment opportunities, furthering career advancement, and driving greater economic empowerment for Black youth throughout the United States and Canada.

Launched in August 2020, the NBA Foundation is focused on creating greater economic opportunity and career advancement in the Black community. Through grant funding, the Foundation seeks to increase access and support for high school, college-aged and career-ready Black youth, and assist national and local organizations-- like Get Lit-- that provide skills training, mentorship, coaching and pipeline development in NBA markets and communities across the U.S. and Canada.

The full list of the 38 grantees, including Get Lit, and their efforts can be viewed HERE.

“As we near the conclusion of the NBA Foundation’s first year of grant-making, we’re excited to announce our latest round of awards to 38 new, deserving non-profit organizations,” said Greg Taylor, NBA Foundation Executive Director. “We are confident that our support will create short- and long-term advancement opportunities for these organizations and the communities that they serve.”

To date, the Foundation has awarded 78 grants, totaling $22 million to non-profit organizations. The NBA Foundation, created by the 30 NBA teams, works in partnership with the teams’ affiliated charitable organizations and the NBPA to support national and local organizations with a specific focus on team markets, utilizing the collective $30 million annual commitment from the NBA Board of Governors as well as additional funding sources. To learn more about the NBA Foundation or apply for a grant, please visit www.nbafoundation.com or follow @NBAFoundation.


The Foundation is led by Executive Director Greg Taylor. Its Board of Directors is comprised of eight representatives:
o Players: Harrison Barnes and Tobias Harris
o Governors: Gayle Benson, Michael Jordan, Tony Ressler and Larry Tanenbaum
o NBA and NBPA: Commissioner Adam Silver and Executive Director Michele Roberts

Read the full press release from the NBA Foundation here.

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