In partnership with the LA84 Foundation, the Play Equity Fund and the National Football League (NFL) Foundation, the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program – Champions Live Here seeks to shine a spotlight on the achievements of local community organizations who often go unrecognized and provide grants to help these nonprofits continue fulfilling their missions.
The Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee will recognize 56 “unsung hero” grassroots organizations and nonprofits who are making a transformative impact in underserved communities across the Los Angeles region.
The legacy program will honor each of the selected “Champion organizations” with a $10,000 grant award, a professionally produced marketing video spotlighting their organization, and public recognition of their work in lead up to the Super Bowl. Additionally, six of these 56 organizations will be selected to each receive a total grant award of $50,000, to make an even bigger impact in their community.
Pillars for Champions Live Here
The committee is seeking organizations that are focused on creating real change and reaching the many neighborhoods in need across the region. Qualified organizations must be inclusive, collaborative, resourceful, innovative and be focused on driving impact in the following areas:
– Organizations creating greater access and opportunity for youth to participate in sports, leadership and educational programs; improving and upgrading fields, parks and play facilities and promoting the overall wellbeing of children and teens (physical, mental, emotional health).
Jobs and Economic Opportunity
- Organizations working to expand the landscape of jobs and economic opportunity, increasing and improving opportunities for training, internships, job placement, entrepreneurship, and independent contracts/vendor relationships within the sports sector.
- Organizations that are working to promote equity and positive change in areas such as education, juvenile justice, food insecurity, housing and homelessness, environmental justice and climate change, civil rights, health and wellness, and community safety.
The 56 champion organizations chosen and featured as part of the social impact initiative of the Super Bowl LVI Legacy Program will represent:
– Organizations with leaders and staff whose charitable work does not normally get recognized
– Organizations that are on the front lines and making changes, working for the well-being of Los Angeles
– Organizations with leaders and staff who have inspiring stories and are invested in creating a positive future in their communities
– Organizations that embody the diverse values of the National Football League (NFL), its teams, the cities each team represents and its players
501(c)(3) public charities or government entities, not individuals, based on Los Angeles County
Groups of organizations such as coalitions or collaborative groups are eligible to apply, but only one organization may receive the grant
Organizations must have been in business for 3 years
Organizations must be nominated