SOCIAL IMPACT

FIFA Foundation

Who we are

Established in March 2018, the FIFA Foundation was created as an independent entity with the objectives to help promote positive social change around the world and raise support for the recovery and reconstruction of damaged or destroyed sports infrastructure worldwide.

The Foundation runs a number of programmes around the world.


Latest updates about our work

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CHARELEROI, BELGIUM - SEPTEMBER 04: Fussball: WM Qualifikation 2004, Charleroi; Belgien - Litauen ( BEL - LTU ) 1:1; 1:1 durch Edgaras JANKAUSKAS / LTU 04.09.04. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021™

Living Football | Episode 8 


NICE, FRANCE - JULY 06: Caroline Seger of Sweden looks on from the tunnel at half time during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France 3rd Place Match match between England and Sweden at Stade de Nice on July 06, 2019 in Nice, France. (Photo by Maddie Meyer - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Women's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020

Seger: I won’t stop at breaking the record



AMMAN, JORDAN - MARCH 29: Players of the Jordanian Womens National Football Team are celebrating the birthday of their manager and friend Sawsan Al Hasaseen after a training session at King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, on March 29, 2018 in Amman, Jordan. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Women's Football

FIFA opens application window for women's Coach Education Scholarships



VANNES, FRANCE - AUGUST 04:  FIFA Chief Women's Football Officer Sarai Bareman delivers her speech during a kick off event during the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup France 2018 on August 4, 2018 in Vannes, France.  (Photo by Alex Grimm - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Development Programs

Bareman: FIFA Benchmarking Report will help us grow the women's game



DAKAR, SENEGAL - JANUARY 19: Children rest after playing football during a FIFA Grassroots schools program, on January 18, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. (Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA Foundation

Education takes centre stage at third FIFA Foundation Community Talk 



Janice Cayman in action for Belgium.

Development Programs

Cayman: I still have a few goals to achieve with Belgium

Application call for eligibility of projects funded in 2021

The FIFA Foundation Community Programme supports organisations that use football as a tool for social change and improve the lives of underprivileged people around the world. Once a year, the FIFA Foundation invites well established non-profit entiti...

The community of Jardim São Remo, in São Paulo, could not expect that the reopening of their football pitch would be this special, as FIFA Foundation CEO Youri Djorkaeff and FIFA Legends Bebeto, Cafu, Júlio César, Roque Júnior and Rosana joined the members of the community for an unforgettable football festival. The group of stars took to the pitch alongside boys and girls from São Remo, as well as from participants of this week’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Legacy Programme (YELP). Images Courtesy of CBF
FIFA Legends

FIFA Legends brings together former top players and coaches from men's and women's football to promote and support football and its wider mission around the world.

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What is the FIFA Foundation?

Learn more about the Foundation and its pillars

Community Programme

Provides grants to NGOs for the promotion and implementation of “football for good” programmes. The programmes are designed and operated by organisations around the world to support actions, by the community, for the community, through football activities

Recovery Programme

Supports communities hard hit by natural disasters or unforeseen events with solidarity and emergency funding, which can be used to repair sporting infrastructure that has been damaged or destroyed.

Football for Schools

FIFA Football for Schools is an ambitious programme that aims to contribute to the education, development and empowerment of millions of boys and girls around the world by incorporating football into physical education curricula at schools.

Foundation Campus

The Campus Programme strives to impact the lives of children and young people from underprivileged backgrounds in their time off school providing an enriching life experience on and off the football pitch, whilst supporting their good health and well being

Employee Volunteer Programme

The volunteer programme gives the opportunity to the FIFA staff to volunteer their time and expertise, to contribute to a good cause, virtually of physically on the field, supporting the NGOs from the FIFA Foundation network.