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Our Mission

We change the lives of youth and strengthen communities through the power of sport.

  • Our History

    Founded in 2002, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA harnesses the power of sport to empower and improve young lives while tackling community-based challenges.  The

  • Our Approach

    We believe that sport has a uniquely powerful ability to help solve some of society’s most challenging problems, specifically through the practice of Sport for Good

  • Our Impact

    We have impacted the lives of over 360,000 youth by achieving measurable improvements in their health, employment, education and social cohesion through sport We

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair

– Nelson Mandela, First Laureus Patron, 2000

Our Work

We currently fund a diverse portfolio of 11 Sport for Good programs, reaching 58 US cities.

  • Laureus Model City Initiative

    Founded in 2014, the Laureus Model City Initiative is a long-term, city-wide approach to strengthen communities through sport. Historically, Sport for Development

  • Community Grants

    Laureus USA makes grants to community  programs that use sport to measurably improve one or more of the following areas: health,  educational attainment,

  • National Grants

    Laureus USA invests in coaches, funding the training they need to become highly effective mentors in their communities. Training fuels caring and capable coaches to

  • Research & Evaluation

    We value academic research and program evaluation as tools for measuring and improving Sport for Development methodology. We commission research and impact measurement

We tackle social inequities through the power of sport.

We are the champions of sport as a force for collaborative change.

We help communities and youth realize their full potential.

We are the catalyst.


Our Team

  • Academy and Ambassadors

    Laureus Ambassadors and Laureus World Sports Academy Members are a select group of living sporting legends that made significant contributions to the sporting

  • Board of Directors

    EDWIN MOSES, DIRECTOR, CHAIRMAN AND LAUREUS ACADEMY MEMBER –  Won Olympic gold medals in 1976 and 1984, three World Cup titles, two World Championships and broke

  • Our Supporters

    Global Partners   As the oldest car manufacturer in the world Mercedes-Benz can look back on a long and unique tradition. Mercedes-Benz is the  most valuable

  • Meet the Staff

    BENITA FITZGERALD MOSLEY CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Benita joined Laureus USA as CEO following her senior executive role with the United States Olympic Committee



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    Playing Like a Girl

    NEW YORK, NY – July 18th, 2016 – Sport for development programs across the globe are leveraging sport as a flexible tool to promote the empowerment of girls. In New York City,

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    A Note from our CEO

    It is an honor for Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA to be recognized alongside our long-standing partner, Mercedes-Benz USA as finalists for the ESPN Humanitarian Corporate

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    Laureus USA Partners with Families First in...

    ATLANTA – June 29, 2016 – We are proud to announce our partnership with Families First, an Atlanta-based organization that has been providing support for children and

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    Mercedez-Benz USA Named Finalist for ESPN Corporate...

    We wish to congratulate our National Partner Mercedez-Benz USA, and Laureus Ambassador Chris Paul, on their nominations for ESPN Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards.

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    Advocating for Collective Impact at the 2016...

    WASHINGTON D.C., May 17, 2016 – Over 450 researchers, advocates and athletes convened at the 2016 Project Play Summit to explore ways to increase youth access to sports.

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    Busting Myths at the NYC Sport for...

    New York, May 6, 2016 – No myth was safe at our latest NYC Sport for Development Collaborative. Led by Up2Us Chief Program Officer Megan Bartlett, the group challenged

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    Photos can be accessed through the Laureus Digital Archive KEY FACTS About Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA Laureus USA provides the funding, research and

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