Skateparks for kids in need

Tony Hawke Foundation
19 May 2017

Submitted by: Skateistan

Since 2002, the Tony Hawk Foundation has been helping youth and their communities work with their wider communities and municipalities to develop infrastructure for skateboarding, a positive recreational and social activity that is widely accessible across income brackets.

It is the first organisation ever to provide free advice and advocacy for grassroots groups and youth seeking to set up skateboarding infrastructure – focusing on public skateboard parks in low-income communities.

In 2016, Skateistan South Africa became the first international project to be supported by the US-based organisation. To-date, the foundation has awarded over $5.5-million to 569 public skatepark projects in 50 states in the US – from Compton to Detroit – and $100,000 went to support Skateistan’s programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa. 

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The Tony Hawke Foundation was mapped by Talia Kaufman, Skateistan Programs Director in Surf, skate, liberate: Skateistan’s AtlasChart Top 5.

Submitted by

Talia Kaufman, Skateistan Programs Director

Project leader

Tony Hawke


United States (Vista)

Tony Hawk with local youth at the Grand Opening of the Compton, California skatepark

Compton, California skatepark. The Tony Hawk Foundation contributed $70,500 to help build the facility

Tony Hawk spins a 360 Flip

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