Special Olympics Southern California relies on the generosity of friends to support year-round sports training and athletic competition for our 35,000 athletes.

The impact of your support goes a long way in ensuring the Special Olympics movement achieves inclusion, acceptance and wellbeing of the athletes. Thank you for taking an interest in how you might support.


Spend Wisely

Why Your Donation Matters

We work hard to maximize your investment. For every $1 raised on behalf of the athletes, 78 cents goes directly to program costs. Programs are free to the athletes and their families, so donations are critical to our program. Examples of program expenses include equipment, uniforms, transportation, facility fees, background screening costs, official’s fees and more.

  • $50 provides new sports equipment
  • $100 sponsors an athlete's training and participation in Athlete Leadership
  • $500 sponsors an athlete for one year
  • $2,500 trains 5 athletes for an entire year
  • $4,000 supports an entire team of athletes
  • $10,000 underwrites a school partnership program
  • $25,000 sponsors a regional competition
  • $100,000 Trains 200 athletes for an entire year
  • $250,000 supports program costs for an entire sport

Annual Report

Return on Philanthropic Investment

The sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Special Olympics Southern California a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. 84% of every dollar raised goes directly to support the athletes.

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Ways to Support

Please use the navigation bar above to learn more about the ways you might you support the Special Olympics movement. Please call 562.502.1100 if you would like to make a gift via phone or print, complete and mail in our offline donation form.