Laureus USA is a grant-making, nonprofit organization that supports the growth and deepens the impact of 50 sport for development organizations nationwide. We believe in the power of sport to change the world, as proclaimed by our founding patron Nelson Mandela:

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.

We galvanize our diverse range of partners, including nonprofits, athletes, schools, and corporations, around a shared vision of sport as a force for positive change. By supporting programs on the ground and driving collaboration nationwide, we are able to achieve our mission of improving the lives of youth and uniting communities through the power of sport.​

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News andAnnouncements

Atlanta Day of Sport

We hosted the annual Day of Sport at The Home Depot Backyard to celebrate the continued progress of Sport for Good…

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Mimeo Photos Produces Athlete Photo Collection to Benefit Laureus USA

World-renowned fashion photographer and Mimeo Photos‘ newly appointed Creative Director, Nigel Barker, shot a series of iconic portraits of 16 world-class athletes…

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The Spirit of Champions Collection: Q&A With Nigel Barker

At this year’s New York Fashion Week, world-class athletes walked the runway to raise funds and awareness in support of Laureus…

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