Our Mission: Uniting our passion and purpose to bring healthy and positive change through movement to communities around the world.
Doing well and doing good is part of the unchanging core and future vision of New Balance. Through grants, global volunteerism, cooperative marketing, sponsorships, in-kind donations and more, New Balance and the New Balance Foundation aim to improve the health and well-being of children and families worldwide. We bring our NB Gives Back mission to life through these initiatives.
The Fitness Challenge was originally founded with help from Curtis Granderson to motivate kids to get outside and to get moving. The community program promotes our mission to fuel the next generation’s passion for movement and the pursuit of lifelong health, well-being and success. We want to inspire kids to discover and nurture their movement spark.
In 2019, for every pair of shoes sold to a customer at the NYRR RUNCENTER, New Balance and NYRR shall donate a pair of shoes to a New York Road Runners supported youth program, up to a maximum cost of $300,000. For more information about New York Road Runners visit www.nyrr.org.
New Balance is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Run to Home Base. The Run to Home Base supports our nation’s Veterans and Service Members and helps raise much needed funds for Home Base. Proceeds from the event will fund the clinical care provided to Veterans, Service Members and their Families. Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Members and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research.
New Balance is proud to support Cycle for Survival, the movement to beat rare cancers and the fastest-growing athletic fundraising event in the country. 100% of every donation to Cycle for Survival is directly allocated to research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center within six months of the events. New Balance is the Official Apparel Sponsor of the 2019 - 2021 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Cycle for Survival events. More info: cycleforsurvival.org
New Balance is proud to be the Co-Presenting and exclusive Footwear and Apparel Sponsor of the Pan-Mass Challenge. The PMC, the country’s most successful athletic fundraising event, donates 100% of every dollar raised to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The establishment of New Balance Foundation by Jim and Anne Davis in 1981 demonstrated tremendous foresight as New Balance embraced Responsible Leadership and established philanthropic goals focused on supporting vibrant communities and promoting good health for all. The Foundation remains steadfast in its mission to drive positive change in our global communities with an enduring commitment to preventing childhood obesity and championing the future success of today’s youth. To that end, New Balance Foundation has donated more than $100 million dollars to non-profit organizations.
Established in 2011, The New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center at Boston Children’s Hospital builds evidence-based strategies to promote better nutrition, increase physical activity and facilitate behavioral change in the fight to eradicate childhood obesity. With $18 million in funding from New Balance Foundation, the Center is committed to translating state-of-the-art research into effective prevention and treatment programs for children and families.
New Balance Foundation recognizes the importance of driving moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in all children. Beginning in 2013, New Balance Foundation has supported large-scale youth running initiatives, like 100 Mile Club, in an effort to increase opportunities for movement. 100 Mile Club is a school-based program challenging students to run, jog, or walk 100 miles over the course of the year, earning keepsake milestone incentives along the way.
New Balance Foundation has a long history of supporting local Boys & Girls Clubs. Significant annual grants to four clubs in Massachusetts and Maine fund innovative fitness, nutrition and academic programming, impacting hundreds of children and teens each year.
Since 2004, New Balance Foundation has donated more than $3 million to urban lacrosse youth development programs. Harlem Lacrosse (HL) is an innovative school-based youth development organization whose mission is to provide a safe, structured environment for children to compete and learn while they develop into leaders for their community. Harlem Lacrosse operates 31 programs in Baltimore, Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia and currently serves more than 1,100 underserved middle school students.
As a dedicated member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program (ADGP) since 2012, New Balance has made an annual commitment of $500,000 to help ensure the Red Cross has the critical resources necessary to prepare for and respond quickly and compassionately to emergencies of all sizes, whenever and wherever they may happen. Generous annual support from New Balance Foundation ensures the Red Cross is ready to respond with help immediately when requested and enables them to strengthen vulnerable populations across the globe through community preparedness and capacity building programs.
New Balance Foundation is a lead funder of Rising New York Road Runners, the national youth program of the New York Road Runners, organizer of the TCS New York City Marathon. Rising New York Road Runners is designed to improve a child’s physical literacy by teaching fundamental movement skills in order to build the confidence in those skills and drive a desire to be physically active for life.
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Associate Volunteerism and Giving
We are committed to deepening our impact in New Balance communities worldwide by dedicating our time and talent through service. New Balance also offers "Give Back Benefits" to support causes and organizations that associates care about, including Personal Volunteer Time, Corporate Match and Dollars for Doers.
Community Connection Volunteer Program: For nearly 20 years, New Balance associates worldwide have helped bring NB's give-back mission to life. Our associates participate year-round in meaningful, hands-on projects during work hours with New Balance Foundation-supported charities.
NB Global Volunteer Week: In 2014, New Balance launched this program to unite all associates worldwide in local service projects to help ignite a lifetime of movement and healthy eating in children. Since then, thousands of associates worldwide have rallied to demonstrate their commitment to improving their communities.
Give Back Benefits: U.S. associates are eligible for Corporate Match, which doubles associates' charitable donations up to $500 annually. NB offers paid time off to full- and part-time associates for personal volunteer activity with a charity of their choice outside of work. Associates can also earn cash donations for a chosen organization when volunteering on their own time through NB's Dollars-for-Doers program.