From an initial $31,000 grantmaking investment in 1981, New Balance Foundation contributions have grown to approximately $8.5 million annually. Over the past three-plus decades, we have provided more than $130 million to build high-impact, long-term, sustainable initiatives that enrich the lives of children, their families and their communities.


Providing a sports-based after-school enrichment program associated with increased graduation rates and college enrollment

Launching a web-based, interactive, obesity prevention toolkit available broadly to pediatricians, educators and community partners

Introducing an innovative group medical visit program that reduces body mass index and consumption of junk food

Providing leadership and career development that have increased graduation rates and improved life skills

Growing a school-based, youth running program from a single classroom in the early 1990s to impacting generations of children in thousands of schools across all 50 U.S. states

Integrating national and local healthy-habits education initiatives that helps decrease sugary beverage consumption