The Warriors Community Foundation, in partnership with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the Koret Foundation and Taube Philanthropies, raised $500,000 through Hoops for Kids this season, it was announced today.
In the Hoops for Kids program, each Warriors three-pointer made during the regular season yields $500 for eight organizations working locally to improve opportunities and outcomes for kids. The Warriors are on pace to finish the season with the second-most made three-pointers in franchise history, and fourth-most in NBA history, raising critical funds for local youth development. For detailed information on the beneficiaries, including a video profile of each organization, please visit warriors.com/kids.
“Providing local youth with resources to be successful in life is extremely important to the well-being of our community,” said Warriors Owner and CEO Joe Lacob. “We are thrilled that we’re able to donate over half a million dollars again this year through Hoops for Kids, and over $1.75 million in total this season through the Warriors Community Foundation.”
“Our Hoops for Kids beneficiaries deliver incredible results on behalf of local youth,” said Warriors Community Foundation Executive Director Jose Gordon. “We’re so thankful for partners like PG&E, the Koret Foundation, the Taube Family Foundation and others who see the difference these organizations are making and have teamed up with us to support and celebrate their work.”
This year’s Hoops for Kids program supports:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oakland – provides safe places to learn and grow, life-enhancing programs and hope and opportunity
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco – inspires and enables young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens
East Oakland Youth Development Center – develops social and leadership capacities in youth to excel in education, career and service to their communities
Genesys Works – transforms the lives of disadvantaged high school students through skills training, meaningful internships and impactful relationships
Playworks – provides play and physical activity at low-income schools, helping children connect with other kids and grow physically, emotionally and socially
Oakland Promise – aims to triple the number of college graduates from Oakland within the next decade through their cradle-to-career initiative
San Francisco CASA – provides foster youth with a consistent, caring volunteer advocate, trained to address each child’s needs in the court and the community
Spark – inspires underserved 7th – 9th graders to succeed in high school and beyond by engaging them with mentors and future careers
Including the Hoops for Kids program, the Warriors Community Foundation will have committed more than $1.75 million in total giving over the 2016-17 season. On December 17, 2016, the Foundation announced $1.25 million in grants to 51 organizations working to improve educational equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties, including flagship grants to Oakland Unified School District and San Francisco Unified School District. Since its founding in 2012, the Warriors Community Foundation has delivered more than $7 million in impact to support education and youth development in the Bay Area.
About the Warriors Community Foundation
The Warriors Community Foundation supports education and youth development to promote thriving students, schools and communities. The Foundation makes grants to improve educational equity in Alameda and San Francisco Counties, refurbishes public basketball courts around the Bay Area, and donates thousands of tickets each season to local schools and nonprofits. Established in 2012 under the new Lacob and Guber ownership group, the Foundation extends the team’s impact locally and continues a longstanding tradition of community involvement. It is sustained by generous contributions from Warriors owners, players, partners and fans. To learn more, visit warriors.org.
About Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), and the PG&E Corporation Foundation strive to power strong communities throughout Northern and Central California. In 2016, PG&E contributed more than $28 million to more than 1,600 charitable organizations, including matching the generosity of employees who donated more than $8.4 million and volunteered more than 96,000 hours to company-supported events. Community investments are funded entirely by the company’s shareholders. For more information, visit pge.com/community.
About the Koret Foundation
Based in San Francisco, the Koret Foundation supports civic, cultural, and educational organizations that promote a vibrant and distinctive Bay Area. Koret focuses its giving in two major areas: strengthening Bay Area anchor institutions and fostering Jewish connection and identity. Since its founding in 1979, Koret has invested nearly $500 million to contribute to a higher quality of civic and Jewish community life. For more information visit koretfoundation.org.
About Taube Philanthropies
For over 30 years, Taube Philanthropies has been a leader in supporting diverse educational, cultural, and community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Poland and Israel. Founded by Tad Taube in 1981, the organization works to ensure that free citizens have the full opportunity for advancement of their goals and dreams. Taube Philanthropies is committed to collaborative giving – enhancing charitable impact through partnerships and active engagement with individual donors, foundations and other charitable organizations. For more information, visit taubephilanthropies.org.