Beyond Sport believes when used with intention, sport provides innovative and effective solutions to the most complex issues of our time. It is a powerful and unique tool that can bridge divides and foster a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous society. Through our work, we invest in organizations, programs and networks using sport for social change to increase positive outcomes for communities globally.
We partner with organizations that purposefully use physical activity to do something greater. Our work is aligned with the SDGs (also known as the Global Goals), a 15-year roadmap adopted by world leaders in 2015 to stimulate action in areas of critical importance for humanity.
The Foundation is committed to elevating innovative solutions that leverage sport to address the key societal issues that will put us all on the path to peace, prosperity and a healthier planet. Alongside expert partners, we support inspirational people and projects that are using sport to make sustainable and powerful impact on communities around the world.
Beyond Sport goes beyond traditional grant-giving models by not just funding projects, but also providing capacity-building tools to help organizations grow and improve.
Since 2009, Beyond Sport has provided approximately $7.5M in grants to 258 projects, using 54 different sports across 66 countries, while also providing in-depth capacity building support to countless others.
Breaking Limits Programme - harnessing the transformative power of movement to benefit youth in partnership with Rexona
NFL Foundation UK Grants Program - tackling inequality and the lack of opportunity faced by youth in underserved communities
Return to Play Fund - co-founded with ESPN to support Black and Brown youth in the US coming out of the pandemic
Sport Together Fund - support to non-profit organizations, sports clubs and collectives who are assisting communities facing conflict, human rights violations and climate change disasters
Make a gift today to support our efforts to help create a better world through sport. Beyond Sport is a US 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and a UK registered charity (1130439).
Contact Carly Heinz at [email protected] for opportunities tailored to the sport, social issue or location that you would like to support.