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.
TOGETHER WE HAVE ACCOMPLISHED
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