Beyond Sport

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Beyond Sport
TypeNon-governmental organization
FocusSport, Nonprofit
Area served
Key people
Nick Keller (Founder)

Beyond Sport is the global force for sustainable social change through sport, instilling insight, energy and impact in communities around the world.[1][2]

They do this in a number of ways:

Convene and build networks educating the world on sport’s role in society

Celebrate and fund projects using sport to achieve positive outcomes around the Global Goals through sport

Promote and advocate key social issues and communities

Advise and strategise with organisations and people looking to use sport to make a positive social and economic return

Beyond Sport Foundation and Beyond Sport Global Awards[edit]

The Beyond Sport Foundation is a 501(c)(3) registered charity that celebrates, supports, raises awareness and provides funding for organizations using sport to help make the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG’s) a reality.

Through the Beyond Sport Global Awards, the Beyond Sport Foundation has supported over 180 organizations worldwide over the past 9 years, providing over $700,000 in cashing funding, and distributing over $6 million in strategic support. Each Award category promotes one or more of the UNSDG’s, meaning that every organization that submits an application must show that they are delivering meaningful impact towards these respective Goals.

The organizations they celebrate and reward showcase best practice on the ways sport is being used to create positive social change in communities around the world. Every organization that makes the shortlist has successfully showcased how they align and work towards one or more of the UNSDG’s.

Beyond Sport United[edit]

Beyond Sport United showcases how teams, their brands and their historic resonance have the profound ability to become hubs of positive influence and resource in their communities.

Backed by the major U.S. Leagues - MLB, MLS, NHL, NFL, NBA & WNBA - Beyond Sport United is an annual one-day event that brings together the most powerful sport-led social innovators and global leaders around the role of teams and leagues in creating positive social change.

Beyond Innovation[edit]

Beyond Innovation is an annual one-day event, in partnership with the San Francisco 49ers, bringing together influencers, decision-makers and change makers from around the world to explore how sports can be leveraged as a tool to improve, empower and create new approaches to STEM education.

Beyond Sport Mexico[edit]

Beyond Sport Mexico is a unique partnership between Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies), Beyond Sport, the World Boxing Council (WBC) and Alazraki Sports that looks to develop best practice on how Mexico can leverage the commodity of sport to create social good within the country.


  1. ^ "Beyond Sport". Beyond Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2013.
  2. ^ "AMANDLA EduFootball wins Beyond Sport Award 2012". AMANDLA EduFootball. Archived from the original on 29 August 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2013.

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