Upton Sinclair 2022 Homecoming

Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation

Visionary Award


Founded in 1995 by then-Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF) is the official charity of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Named ESPN’s Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation is bigger than baseball. Under new leadership they have expanded their mission to include education, health care, homelessness, sports access and youth development.

They have also made a firm commitment to social justice through a partnership with Liberty Hill Foundation.

Since its founding, the LADF has grown by leaps and bounds, expanding the reach of their charitable arm and becoming an example to other sports teams worldwide. Under their new ownership group, they have increased fundraising by 1,000% and invested more than $32 million in programs and grants to nonprofits, including $23 million in the last seven years alone.

This past August, the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation and Kershaw’s Challenge announced a generous $110,000 grant in support of Liberty Hill’s collective work on social justice and youth development. To date, the Dodgers Foundation and Kershaw's Challenge have raised more than $415,000 for this critical work.

They have also awarded grants and in-kind donations to 106 other community organizations; distributed more than 478,000 meals; and provided more than $2.2 million in in-kind donations to 6,000 families in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a continued push for social justice.This growth has enabled them to fund more college scholarships, support more foster youth advocates, provide more eye screenings and glasses, and support more after-school nutrition and play programs.

Liberty Hill is proud to partner with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation as they continue to solidify their support for our social justice and youth development work across Los Angeles County.

They are champions on and off the field!