Contact Us


For general inquiries contact us at:

The Yao Ming Foundation

at The Giving Back Fund
5757 W. Century Blvd, Suite 410,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
310.649.5222 p
310.649.5070 f



The Yao Ming Foundation is currently not funding unsolicited proposals. We will update the web site with grant guidelines when we are accepting proposals.


Due to the volume we receive, we are unable to handle requests for autographs. Please do not send memorabilia for autographs. Memorabilia will not be returned.










  • In October 2010, The Yao Ming Foundation annonced a $200,000 grant the Educare Arizona to help build a therapeutic play space. The funds will be distributed over the next four years.
  • The Yao Ming Foundation is distributing grants to The China Youth Development Fund (CYDF) to rebuild five schools in the Sichuan Province of China. A sixth earthquake resistant school will be built outside the earthquake affected area. Funding is distributed in stages. The Yao Ming Foundation requires written reports to monitor the progress of the building. In addtion, the Beijing-based Yao Foundation provides local oversight.
  • The Yao Ming Foundation announced a grant of $100,000 to the Houston-based Collaborative for Children to rebuild four playgrounds destroyed in Hurrican Ike. The.grant will be used to build nature-inspired outdoor playgrounds at the Walkers Day Care, Sunnyside HeadStart, Sharp ECE, and the Chinese Community Centers. Children are encouraged to learn about the plant and animal life and to help grow and maintain the vegetation.