The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 32 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League’s international makeup, with players from more than 22 countries represented on team rosters.
The NHL entertains more than 100 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television and digital media (ESPN, ESPN+, Sportsnet, Turner Sports, and Bleacher Report properties).
Through the NHL Foundation, the League’s charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer and NHL Youth Development while supporting the charitable efforts of NHL players.
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The National Hockey League Foundation (U.S.) and NHL Foundation (Canada) work to build healthy and vibrant communities through the game of hockey. The National Hockey League Foundation and NHL Foundation are dedicated to bringing about positive change by supporting solutions to cultural, economic, and educational challenges.
The National Hockey League Foundation and NHL Foundation support organizations that share its goals for:
Support will be considered for educational, after-school and literacy organizations providing opportunities to engage young people by improving their educational capacity and improving their life skills. Organizations engaged in social-emotional learning and committed to helping children improve the quality of their lives are considered.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Support will be considered for health education programs, including those focused on the nutritional, mental and physical development of youth, particularly youth at risk. Programs supporting physical activity, food security, disease prevention and research are considered.
Support will be considered for initiatives and programs that aim to achieve social change in sports structures, systems, processes and outreach. The goal is to achieve social and cultural inclusion in hockey by removing barriers that make hockey inaccessible and create welcome, diverse spaces for individuals of all races, genders, socio-economic backgrounds and abilities.
PATHWAY TO HOCKEY
Support will be considered for organizations making hockey widely available for youth and, as a result, improve their life skills, opportunities for regular physical activity, and social-emotional growth.
Organizations with a history of supporting BIPOC youth, girls, underrepresented and economically underserved communities are considered.
The National Hockey League Foundation and NHL Foundation seek to create a more diverse, a more inclusive and a more welcoming hockey community. Across North America, we are increasing access to the sport, reducing barriers to participation, and using the game to teach life skills and instill positive values through the support of nonprofit organizations/grantees.
The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL consists of 32 Member Clubs, each reflecting the L…More