USA HOCKEY FOUNDATION

Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.usahockeyfoundation.com

Mission

The USA Hockey Foundation is a charitable and educational nonprofit corporation that provides long-range financial support for USA Hockey and promotes the growth of hockey in the United States.

The Foundation's primary goals are to enhance USA Hockey's mission and activities; to provide funding for education and training of high-performance athletes; and to provide opportunities for greater participation throughout the country.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Mr. Pat Kelleher

Main address

1775 Bob Johnson Drive

Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA

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EIN

74-2553720

NTEE code info

Winter Sports (Snow and Ice) (N68)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

USA Hockey continues to work at growing the game of hockey in the United States. USA Hockey hosts Try Hockey for Free events to introduce the sport to new youth players with hopes that the youth will become players and fans for life. USA Hockey strives for continued growth and advancement of the sport by supporting initiatives around the country which focus on underrepresented and marginalized communities to ensure their inclusion in the game of hockey. The USA Hockey Foundation is the charitable arm of USA Hockey, Inc. The Foundation's purpose is to enhance the mission of USA Hockey by making grants to various organization that share its values. Donations made to the Foundation help strengthen American hockey by providing support in size general area: Participation, Safety, Education, Player Development, Opportunity and Commemoration.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Youth Hockey Development

The number of kids playing hockey in the US continues to grow and that is a credit to the passionate efforts of volunteers nationwide, as well as to USA Hockey's focus on safety, skill development, and fun. For the 2018-19 season, USA Hockey registered 386,143 youth players.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

USA Hockey's Junior Program provides opportunities for players ages 16 to 20 to play competitively and enhance their skills as an important part of the organization's overall efforts related to player development. USA Hockey registered

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Women and girls

USA Hockey's Disabled Hockey Program continues to expand and provide playing opportunities for the following disciplines of the sport: standing/amputee, deaf/hard of hearing, sled, special, blind hockey and Warrior Hockey. USA Hockey believe that Hockey is for Everybody!

Population(s) Served
Adults

USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, which provides a one-of-kind, world-renowned training experience that emphasizes athletic, academic and social development for the top 16 - and 17 -year old players in the country. The two-year residency program in Plymouth, MI, includes on and off-ice training that is aimed at preparing student-athletes for participation on U.S. National Teams and success at the next levels of hockey competition, including ultimately, the NHL.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys

USA Hockey's Adult Hockey Program has grown for 13 consecutive years, and reached an all-time high in 2018/19 with more than 181,765 players competing in recreational leagues, tournaments, and other special events in all corners of the country.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Health

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The USA Hockey Foundation has been the charitable arm for USA Hockey, Inc., since 1989. The USA Hockey Foundation is a charitable and educational nonprofit corporation that provides long-range financial support for USA Hockey and promotes the growth of hockey in the United States. The Foundation's primary goals are to enhance USA Hockey's mission and activities; to provide funding for education and training of high-performance athletes; and to provide opportunities for greater participation throughout the country.

Player Development: As the U.S. strives to be the best internationally, The Foundation is committed to providing financial assistance for world-class training programs.

Safety: The Foundation makes grants to multiple entities focused on safety which among other things has been a leader in concussion research.

Opportunity: The Foundation supports programs that provide access for disabled and disadvantaged athletes to the game of hockey.

Participation: The Foundation recognized that the more children who learn to play through age-appropriate training, the more who will be involved in the sport for a lifetime.

Education: Athletes, coaches, officials, and parents all receive educational resources and training through USA Hockey.

Commemoration: The Foundation recognizes the greatest achievements of our hockey community through events like the Patty Kazmaier Award and the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame.

The USA Hockey Foundation continues to work tirelessly for the betterment of the sport and continues to grow the great game of hockey. USA Hockey long-range goals include developing and expanding initiatives that will improve the abilities of all participants ensuring life-long enjoyment of the game.

The Foundation continues to raise funds for its initiatives to help grow the great game of hockey. and continue awarding grants to assist organizations to help grow the sport of hockey and make the sport accessible to everyone.

We hope to continue to assist in growing and expanding the reach and accessibility of the sport of ice hockey around the country.
We plan to continue to raise funds for our initiatives and expand our reach to continue growing the sport of hockey. The Foundation awards grants for safety initiatives as safety of our sport is paramount. The Foundation also awards diversity grants through the Hockey is for Everyone program. This year, the Foundation awarded 16 grants to diversity programs throughout the United States. Affiliate Block grants are awarded to 34 USA Hockey Affiliates to help grow the sport of hockey in their regions.
The Foundation will continue to do whatever it takes to promote, grow and support the sport of hockey.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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USA HOCKEY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ron DeGregorio

USA Hockey Foundation

Term: 2019 - 2021

Ron DeGregorio

Jim Smith

Paul George

Gavin Regan

John Fleming

Donna Guariglia

Bill Hall

Peter Karmanos, Jr.

AJ Mleczko Griswold

Lou Nanne

Jack Norqual

Tony Rossi

Michael Trimboli

Keith Barrett

John Tobin

Don Mulder

Craig Leipold

Donna Kaufman

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/9/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/09/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.