Dare to See Yourself in the Future

Empowering our youth to realize their limitless potential through sport and development.

The Luol Deng Foundation creates pathways to opportunity through sport and development. Through sport, we build character and instill a sense of belonging. Through education, we empower young people to go further. Through wellness, we secure people’s most urgent needs. Through equality, we ensure these opportunities are for everyone.

We believe youth are the key to transforming our country and our world. Because that’s what young people do.

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We cherish the transformative power of sport to foster community, reinforce education, and create enduring spaces for girls. We lead with basketball, and create an ecosystem of programming around it to harness sport as a pathway. A pathway to development. A pathway to opportunity. A pathway to more.


We instill our love of basketball in a new generation of athletes—from South Sudan to the U.K. and U.S.A., our sports have global impact.


We affirm our commitment to young women and girls —both on and off the basketball court.


We leverage sport to reinforce the importance of education through year-round co-curricular programming, resource support, and scholarships.


We facilitate delivery of critical care, provide assistive devices to people living with disabilities, and match donors with communities in need.


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our partners make it happen
Chicago Bulls
Duke University Basketball
U.S. Embassy
Matter Pro

Who We Are

We are an international nonprofit organization whose work reflects the life and journey of our Founder, Luol Deng. His uncommon generosity and boundless passion drive our mission: to inspire young people to be the leaders we need today.

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we’re worldwide

LDF is privileged to have a presence in South Sudan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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