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.
Beyond Sport 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.
Employing a holistic approach, our programs leverage a global network of sport for social change innovators, progressive organizations and expertise built up over more than a decade to tackle challenges head on and collectively. We go beyond traditional grant-giving models by not just funding projects, but also providing knowledge-building tools and connections to help organizations grow.
Since 2008, Beyond Sport has provided approximately $9.7M in grants to 389 projects across 66 countries in addition to in-depth capacity-building support.
Breaking Limits Programme - harnessing the transformative power of movement to benefit youth in partnership with Rexona
Head in the Game - promoting youth mental wellness in the US with a special focus on BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in CA, IL, MN & NY, powered by Z Zurich Foundation in collaboration with Zurich North America
Hope + Health - supporting youth in Asia to be more physically active through revitalizing basketball courts and running coach workshops, in partnership with Sun Life
NFL Foundation UK Grants Program - tackling inequality and the lack of opportunity faced by youth in underserved communities
Return to Play Fund - supporting Black and Brown youth in the US at the intersection of race, sport and community development, co-founded with ESPN
Sport Together Fund - supporting to non-profit organizations, sports clubs and collectives who are assisting communities facing conflict, human rights violations and climate change disasters
Transforming Young Lives - supporting non-profit community organizations across the UK and Europe that are using sport to inspire and teach valuable life skills to young people, in partnership with Under Armour
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.