Jesse Owens. Al Oerter. Bonnie Blair. Peggy Fleming. Carl Lewis. Mark Spitz. Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Dan Jansen. Kerri Strug. The 1980 Men's Hockey Team. Brad Snyder. Simone Biles. Abbey D'Agostino. And so many more...
U.S. athletes have a unique ability to unite neighbors, bridge differences and inspire individuals young and old through their fearless performances on the playing field—and the sacrifices they made along the way to get to the Games.
Team USA's athletes are more unifying than ever. The values they embody in their pursuit of greatness—perseverance, hard work, dedication—are the values all Americans aspire to uphold.
We are the nation's hometown team.
U.S. Olympians and Paralympians are proud to say:
"America doesn't send its
athletes to the Games.
Unlike the other 205 Olympic Committees around the world, the U.S. Olympic Committee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that doesn’t receive government funding for its Olympic programs. Instead, we rely on the generosity of patriotic donors—the Team Behind the Team—to help U.S. athletes remain competitive with the rest of the world.
Team USA is being rapidly outpaced by government-funded competitors
around the world.
Philanthropic support is needed to close the gap with other countries and keep Team USA competitive on the world stage, now and into the future.
Today, the USOC funds the Olympic and Paralympic Teams, a group of approximately 1,000 athletes. While this level of funding is significant, we must reach deeper to support more members of Team USA and its next generation.
Our goal is to fund the entire U.S. National Team—nearly double the amount of currently supported athletes.
We believe in sending the nation's best athletes to the Games – not just those who can afford to get there.
We invest in resources to maximize the athletic potential and sustained competitive excellence of Team USA.
We provide U.S. athletes with the tools they need to achieve greatness at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
We prepare U.S. athletes for a fulfilling life within, outside of and beyond their competitive careers.
Without the support of the Team Behind the Team, our nation's most promising athletes would not have the ability to train full-time. In fact, many Team USA hopefuls struggle to make a livable income, taking part-time jobs to pay the rent while training to become the best in the world.
By giving to Team USA, you increase the amount of support provided to American athletes—and in turn maximize their potential of reaching the podium at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It's an investment in inspiration—one that will pay dividends when an American athlete takes home gold with your support.
$25: One sports medicine massage
$50: One session with a sports psychologist
$250: One week's worth of nutritious meals
$500: Baggage fees for a year of international competition travel
$1,000: Flight to an international competition
$3,000: One year's worth of strength and conditioning services
$3,500: Elite Athlete Health Insurance for one athlete for a year
$5,000: The cost to install a hydrotherapy pool at a U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC)
$5,200: Weekly sessions with a sports dietician for one year
$6,000: Six months of childcare services for Team USA athletes who are parents
$12,000: One year's worth of nutritious meals
$17,500: The cost for an athlete to live and train at an OTC for six months
$20,000: The cost to install four high-speed treadmills at an OTC
$25,000: Flight to an international competition for one national team and coaches
$35,000: The cost for an athlete to live and train at an OTC for one year
Your gift will immediately support the athletes, sports and initiatives in greatest need so that you can have the maximum impact on Team USA.
BEHIND EACH U.S. ATHLETE IS AN OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC FAMILY COMPRISED OF COACHES, FAMILY, FRIENDS, STAFF AND GENEROUS DONORS WHO HELP MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE.
Today, we invite you to become a member of this family by supporting the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation. By matching their dedication with financial support, we make athletes' dreams possible, and we couldn't do it without you. With your generosity, we can work together to make Team USA stronger for years to come.
"Having the support of Team USA donors has been huge. In all the years that I’ve spent at the Olympic Training Center, being able to train there, eat there, have all the access to sports medicine is really what took my career to the next level. And without that, I don’t think I’d be sitting here today as an Olympic medalist, so we’re always very thankful for the opportunity that those individuals give us."