More than $1.3 million (£968,000/€1.1 million) in grants is to be provided by the LA84 Foundation to Southern California school-based and community youth sports organisations.
The LA84 Foundation, a non-profit organisation established to manage the profits generated by Los Angeles hosting the 1984 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has announced the figure following the end of its seasonal cycle.
The Foundation said "a mix of organisations with a range of programmes that support sports-based youth development efforts" would benefit from the latest round of funding.
Support is also being provided to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to the suspension of programmes and caused severe economic damage across the city.
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USA Judo is among the main beneficiaries of the latest batch of grants and is set to receive $21,600 (£16,100/€17,900) to re-establish a successful 2019 pilot programme that was interrupted by the coronavirus crisis.
"It’s never been more important for the LA84 Foundation to fund and build programmes that reach young people and provide opportunities for healthy activity and youth development," said LA84 Foundation President and chief executive Renata Simril.
"Our efforts have always been focused on sports and resources that help kids, parents, coaches and communities.
"We’re also committed to the non-profits who provide these programmes, whether with general operating support or their capacity building to help with the new challenges they are facing in 2020."