Donate Now


We welcome and appreciate donations of any size.


Yao Ming and Ye Li support 100% of the foundation’s administrative costs.

Click the button below to donate or mail your donation to our offices.


The Yao Ming Foundation is a donor-advised fund at The Giving Back Fund (#04-3367888). Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Donation checks should be made payable to “The Yao Ming Foundation” and sent c/o The Giving Back Fund, 5757 W. Century Blvd, Suite 410,

Los Angeles, CA 90045






















































































































































How You Can Help



Thank you for expressing interest in supporting The Yao Ming Foundation. By organizing a fundraising event to raise money for the foundation you are making the world a better place.


Before you proceed with any fundraising activities, there are a few things you should know:


  1. For legal purposes, neither The Yao Ming Foundation nor any abbreviation of the foundation name can be included in the actual name of your event. However, the Foundation can be named as the beneficiary in marketing and advertising materials (e.g. "Bill's Golf Tournament," Proceeds to benefit The Yao Ming Foundation.)
  2. Any use of The Yao Ming Foundation's name in advertising and marketing materials must be approved by The Giving Back Fund prior to those materials being distributed. In order to obtain approval, we need to know the following:
    1. Contact information for the person in charge of the event
    2. Brief description of the event(s)
    3. The time, date(s), and location(s) of the event(s)

      Please send your information and any fundraising materials to:

      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

  3. You can expect approval of your request within 5 business days. If you have not heard a response within that timeframe, please contact us again.

    When your donation is made to The Yao Ming Foundation, we request that you also provide the following information:
  • Gross amount that the event raised
  • Amount spent on expenses directly related to the event
  • Approximate number of people attending the event
  • A list of people responsible for putting on the event, with mailing addresses.
  • Copies of any media coverage of your event (if available)
  • We also appreciate receiving electronic versions of photographs taken at the event that we may use on our website.

    It is extremely unlikely that either Yao Ming or any representative of The Yao Ming Foundation will be able to attend your event. Please understand that this reflects the inordinate number of demands on Yao Ming’s time and our desire to keep administrative and overhead costs of The Yao Ming Foundation to a minimum.

    Click here to support the 2010 Yao Foundation Tour.




    How You Can Help


    Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of The Yao Ming Foundation. Please use the form below to complete your donation: