The Soccer Fund's mission is to use soccer to make a positive impact on people’s lives. We believe that the game is a unique and powerful vehicle for good. Our goal is to increase opportunities for youth in underserved communities to participate in soccer, and to sustain these efforts, as well as to further elevate these communities by promoting social enterprise, addressing health concerns, targeting social issues, supporting education and providing equal opportunities for girls and boys. By providing better access to a sport that can inspire, empower and educate, we aim to enable people and communities and help ignite social change.
Bringing ingenuity, spontaneity and fun back into sport and play by encouraging children to: participate in improvised small-sided games, engage in unstructured free play, enjoy the excitement of competition, and explore and learn skills through self-practice.
Providing and increasing opportunities for both girls & boys to equally benefit from the social and personal values and lessons learned through participation in sports, such as life skills, leadership qualities and empowerment.
Improving health and wellness and combating social issues through the promotion of lifelong involvement in sports, activity and exercise, and youth participation in team sports.
Promoting sport, play and exercise as an essential element of successful childhood development and a vehicle for enhancing and supporting education.
Engaging, supporting and utilizing soccer-oriented social enterprises to help make a more sustainable and positive impact in the community.
Supporting the overall development of the game by promoting creativity and exploration at the youth and grassroots level, and providing clinics, education and support to partner organizations.