U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation

About the Foundation


The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves as the primary source of philanthropic support for Team USA. Founded in 2013, the USOPF generates critical financial resources that help Team USA athletes reach their full potential, both on and off the field of play.

One hundred percent of gifts to the foundation go directly to athletes and the high-performance programming that supports them.

The USOPF is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and led by President Christine Walshe. Supporting the USOPF and its staff is the USOPF Board of Directors and Trustees, headed by Chairman Gordon Crawford.

Why give to Team USA?

Unlike most National Olympic Committees, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee does not receive federal funding for its Olympic programs. Instead, it relies on the generosity of the American public to help U.S. athletes remain competitive with the rest of the world. Our nation stands apart from others because our Olympic and Paralympic Teams are not just cheered by an enthusiastic national fan base, but funded by one. This Team Behind the Team funds important services and initiatives that empower Team USA athletes to reach their full potential, both on and off the field of play.

Team USA does more than just represent the United States on sport’s biggest stage: Our athletes inspire all Americans—and the next generation of Team USA. Through their stories of trial and triumph, U.S. athletes show our nation what is possible and exemplify what it means to pursue excellence. 

Today, we invite you to join the Team Behind the Team with a gift to the USOPF. As you watch Team USA athletes break barriers and achieve their dreams, you will do so knowing that you played an integral role in their journey.