Social Impact

What we do

Actively working to improve the lives of people around the world through the work of FIFA Foundation and our Social Responsibility programmes.

FIFA is working with governments, global and regional development agencies, human rights groups, international and local non-profit organisations and former players to promote a fairer, more equal society through football.

Key Documents

Most important documents published by FIFA Foundation and Social responsibility teams

Goal 11: Make Football work for Society

FIFA implemented internal restructures and engaged in a range of joint projects with UN agencies as well as international and intergovernmental organisations to address global challenges.

What we do

FIFA Foundation festival - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
FIFA Foundation

Helping to promote positive social change around the world and raise support for the recovery and reconstruction of damaged or destroyed sports infrastructure worldwide.

DAKAR, SENEGAL - JANUARY 15: Children play football during a FIFA Grassroots schools programme, on January 15, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. (Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Over the past decade, FIFA has continued to strengthen its requirements and programmes related to environmental protection, encompassing issues such as climate change, waste management, recycling, sustainable construction and procurement.

DAKAR, SENEGAL - JANUARY 15: Children play during a FIFA Grassroots schools programme, on January 15, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. (Photo by Maja Hitij - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)
Safeguarding and Child Protection

As a cornerstone of our commitment to safeguarding and child protection, FIFA launched the FIFA Guardians programme for member associations in July 2019. Find out more about our work in this area.

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 30: Gareth Bale of Wales warms up wearing a "Show racism the red card" training shirt prior to the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qatar qualifying match between Wales and Czech Republic on March 30, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Human Rights & Anti-Discrimination

FIFA is committed to respecting all internationally recognised human rights and shall strive to promote the protection of these rights.

Bebeto pictured with children in Brazil
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.