Building the Team of Tomorrow

As the steward of the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the United States, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee is charged with supporting Team USA today, while generating resources for the team of tomorrow. The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation’s primary investment in future Team USA athletes is through endowment, which provides a permanent source of capital in support of the USOPC’s mission and programs.

The United States Olympic Endowment, headquartered in Colorado Springs, is an independent nonprofit corporation created as an endowment for sports in the Olympic and Paralympic movements in the United States. Established in 1984, the USOE’s primary function is to administer and invest the surplus funds generated from the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 1984. In the past 30 years, the USOE’s net assets have grown to more than $240 million, while awarding grants to the USOPC and its member organizations totaling more than $260 million.

Through endowment gifts from the American public, the USOPC is able to provide consistent, long-term funding to individual athletes and NGBs. This stability allows NGBs to develop their programming from the grassroots to elite levels, which in turn creates a pipeline of future U.S. Olympians and Paralympians for years to come.