The U.S. Soccer Foundation was established in 1994 and serves as the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States.
The Foundation is a leader in sports-based youth development and is using soccer as a vehicle for social change among youth in urban areas. We provide nationally recognized programs that are proven to deliver positive health and social outcomes. Our innovative, accessible and affordable initiatives offer safe, urban environments in which both boys and girls thrive.
Since our inception, we have awarded over $59 million in financial support to soccer organizations and field-building initiatives nationwide. Through our Passback program, we have collected and redistributed close to 900,000 pieces of soccer equipment for children in need worldwide. In addition, we are currently providing children in 25 cities across the country with physical activity, nutrition education and mentorship through our Soccer for Success program.
We believe in the power of the game to make a difference. Every child should have a chance to play in a safe environment and live a healthy and active life.
The mission of the U.S. Soccer Foundation is to enhance, assist and grow the sport of soccer in the United States, with a special emphasis on underserved communities.
We view soccer as a powerful vehicle for social change. By supporting the development of places to play, places to grow and places to learn, our goal is to ensure that children in underserved communities have easy and affordable access to quality soccer programs that support their physical and personal development.