Courts of Dreams is a nonprofit organization dedicated to refurbishing run-down basketball courts in neighborhoods throughout New York City.

We select outdoor courts that are in poor condition yet still remain in use by neighborhood children. These courts serve to create a sense of community through the sport of basketball.

We strive to bring joy and connectivity to neighborhoods through access to safe, beautiful basketball courts.  Ultimately, the goal of Courts of Dreams is to foster positive communities by promoting the values of basketball, such as team work, mutual respect, and leadership.

What People Are Saying

Your donation is a true testament to your unwavering commitment to the children of the City of New York. You have helped make dreams come true for hundreds of kids and adults on our Courts of Dreams

Adrian Benepe, Former City of New York Parks and Recreations Commissioner

Love this mission.  It’s obviously near and dear to my heart as I grew up playing on these NYC basketball courts.  All of which needed work.

Koby Altman, President, Basketball Operations of the Cleveland Cavaliers

The ability to play in open spaces was integral to my development as a person when I was growing up in Oklahoma.  I hope the park will afford the neighborhood access to quality recreation

John Starks, NY Knicks Basketball Legend

Court of Dreams foundation brings all types of communities and youth together on beautifully renovated Basketball courts to celebrate sports with diversity and equality. Providing renovated safe places for children to come play promotes greater understanding and cooperation for our next generation of leaders.

Kiki Vandeweghe, NBA Advisor & former NBA All Star

Courts of Dreams Board

  • Daniel Cornstein
  • Chase Forbes
  • Laine Goldmacher
  • Andrew Phillips
  • Julia Phillips
  • Jack Silberstein
  • Emily Weidman
  • Kate Wolfberg

Courts of Dreams Advisory Board

Marc Cornstein

Marc Cornstein

Founder & Co-Chair, Courts of Dreams

Natasha Cornstein

Natasha Cornstein

Founder & Co-Chair, Courts of Dreams

Metta Sandiford Artest

Metta Sandiford Artest

Former NBA Champion and NYC legend

Samuel Dalembert

Samuel Dalembert

Former NY Knick & J Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award Winner

Dr. Tom Kelly

Dr. Tom Kelly

Head of School, Horace Mann

Jake Klores

Jake Klores

Former Columbia University Basketball Player & Entrepreneur

John Starks

John Starks

Former NY Knicks legend

Kiki Vandeweghe

Kiki Vandeweghe

Former NY Knicks player, Nets Head Coach and NBA General Manager

Courts of Dreams In Action