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Yao Ming and Ye Li support 100% of the foundation’s administrative costs.

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The Yao Ming Foundation is a donor-advised fund at The Giving Back Fund (#04-3367888). Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.



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Hometown Spotlight: Bobby Jackson

Julie Brothers and Charlie Wan, Directors



Click on the photo to watch The Yao Ming Foundation’s Public Service Announcement.


Yao Ming Helps Build a Playground in Houston

On June 5th, 2010, Yao helped open a new playground for which his foundation contributed money to get built at the Chinese Community Center in Houston.


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Photographed by Mike McCormick


Produced by Donald Kilgore


Yao Ming AIDS Video

Yao Ming, diversifies his celebrity becoming the goodwill ambassador to help stop discrimination against people living with HIV






Papa Yao Feeling Good About the Future

June 10, 2010

Day by day, Yao Ming's confidence grows that his NBA career will resume, that he'll still have healthy, productive and happy years ahead.

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Yao Rebuilding Four Playgrounds Damaged by Ike

The Yao Ming Foundation today will announce the donation of more than $100,000 to restore storm-damaged playgrounds at four Houston early education centers next year.

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Yao Ming builds school in quake-hit Sichuan Province

September 16, 2008

NBA star Yao Ming's two-day visit to the earthquake-hit Sichuan Province ended on Monday.


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Yao Ming Announces Launch of Foundation

June 19, 2008

Houston Rockets center Yao Ming announced the launch of “The Yao Ming Foundation” ...