Philadelphia 76ers Organizational Spotlight

Vision: The 76ers envision communities where all children have the opportunity to create, pursue and realize their dreams, and live productive lives.

Mission: To use the power of their sport and the influence of their brand to coach and mentor the next generation of leaders and innovators.

The 76ers have three pillars of their social responsibility efforts: Community Relations, Sixers Youth Foundation, and the Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund.

Additionally, the organization has five pillars of their community relations efforts: Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Wellness, Education & Mentorship, Military & Frontline Support and Community Assist.


Sixers Youth Foundation: A nonprofit organization that aims to use the power of basketball and the 76ers brand to inspire the community. They collaborate with other nonprofit organizations to help build upon their strengths in aiding the community. The core values the foundation looks for in partners are: Academic Enrichment, Access to Quality Play and Safe Play Spaces.

Wilt Chamberlain Memorial Fund: In honor of 76ers legend, Wilt Chamberlain, the team has a scholarship program for local high school seniors who embody his hard work and ambition since 2005.

Walk in My Shoes: Walk in My Shoes serves as a mentorship program. The team pairs local youth with 76ers players for a season long mentorship. This program aims to connect the team more deeply within the community.

FIT 76: This initiative was launched by the 76ers to encourage health and fitness amongst local youth. Each clinic lasts 76 minutes and emphasizes the importance of maintaining health and staying fit. In 2019, the 76ers hosted its first FIT 76 clinic at Camden’s Veterans Memorial Middle School, as a part of NBA’s annual FIT Week.


Recognition and Awards: The 76ers utilize their home games to celebrate the work and contributions citizens within their community. In recent years, the 76ers have given out awards to first responders, community mentors, educators, members of the military, and local youth.

Project 76: The organization further demonstrates its commitment to the community through its employee volunteer program. Through this initiative, Sixers team employees are encouraged to participate in at least 76 hours of community service. Sixers Volunteers are driven to contribute more than 10,000 hours of work to the Philadelphia area.

Her Time to Play: As a part of the initiative instituted by the NBA and WNBA, the 76ers have women’s only basketball clinics which are hosted by women’s coaches and leaders in the Philadelphia area. For Women’s History Month, the 76ers are hosting a clinic prior to a home game and inviting attendees to the game afterwards.

Autism Inclusion: Every season, the 76ers hold an Autism Inclusion Night those that are helping bring awareness to the importance of inclusion are celebrated. The 76ers further integrate the NBA’s partnership with KultureCity by offering complimentary sensory kits for checkout during home games. 

Season of Giving: Since 2014, the Sixers have held an annual event to kick off the holiday season. During that time, the organization has held events offering meals to local families without access to food, donating clothing to local youth, and handing out gifts to local families.

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