Global Initiatives
& Disaster Relief

In 2012, we launched New Balance Foundation International to provide aid to the communities where we live and work outside of the United States. As our global presence continues to grow, we recognize our obligation and opportunity to support our neighbors, near and far.

In 2012, we launched New Balance Foundation International to expand grantmaking to the communities where we live and work outside of the United States. As our global presence continues to grow, we recognize our obligation and opportunity to support our neighbors, near and far. In 2023, NBF expanded our giving in the UK and into Europe. We aim to continue that growth into Europe and beyond in the future.

Active Cumbria

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Active Cumbria is one of 43 county sports organizations in England. Active Cumbria in collaboration with New Balance Foundation has introduced the 100 Mile Challenge youth running program as a cost‑effective way to help schools get children to meet recommended levels of physical activity. The aim of the program is straightforward: to have children complete 100 miles of physical activity during the academic year and feel more motivated, confident and able to get active.

Disaster Relief

The world continues to face environmental disasters, crises and tragedies over recent years and their impact has affected us all. While The New Balance Foundation focuses much of our resources on support of local communities, these tragic events compel us to offer compassion and help to those in need wherever they live. As a result, The New Balance Foundation and New Balance Athletics, Inc. have pledged millions to relief and rebuilding efforts. New Balance Athletics, Inc.’s associates have also stepped up, making unprecedented personal contributions. In addition, the company continually provides in kind contributions to victims of disaster around the world.

American Red Cross Annual Disaster
Giving Program

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New Balance Foundation has been in the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program since 2012. Our annual donation of $500,000 helps ensure that those who rely on support during times of disasters and other emergencies are able to receive it. In 2017, in response to the devastating hurricanes that affected so many communities in the United States, we increased our donation to $1 million, and now we serve as an Annual Disaster Giving Program Member. This is a signature national giving program composed of donors that give substantially to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.