Beyond Sport

Sustainable social change through sport

New York, NY   |  https://beyondsport.org/

Mission

Since 2008, Beyond Sport has supported initiatives, generated ideas and built partnerships that purposefully use sport to address the world’s most pressing social issues. Employing a unique and holistic approach, Beyond Sport’s programs leverage a global network of sport for social change innovators, progressive organizations and expertise built up over more than a decade to tackle issues head on and collectively. Through 2020, the organization has provided $4.7M in grants and $9.5M worth of capacity-building support to 490 projects in 150 countries.

Ruling year info

2016

Executive Director

Fred Turner

Main address

149 E 23rd St P.O. BOX 1561

New York, NY 10159 USA

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EIN

81-0776983

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Sport for Reduced Racial Inequalities Collective Impact Award

Together with The DICK’s Sporting Goods Foundation, Beyond Sport is proud to support four winners of the Sport for Reduced Racial Inequalities Collective Impact Award, an initiative designed to drive collaboration between multiple community sport organizations to address systemic racism, inequality and injustice in the United States.

Supported by grant funding of $275,000 and a comprehensive business support package, four organizations were selected to work together over one year, benefiting from each other’s individual expertise, sharing best practices and working through issues in real-time to drive real, sustainable impact through sport.

The initiative marks the second year of the Collective Impact Awards, initially established to bring together the best and most innovative organizations from around the world that are using sport to address specific UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
People of African descent
Indigenous peoples

Sports and play provision for Black and Brown communities has always been inadequate. The pandemic has only exacerbated this disparity and is leaving them even further behind. We know that, in all its forms, sports and play, when offered in an intentional way can make people feel safe, part of, and connected, especially kids. Sports can be a training ground for developing social and emotional skills that will help individuals, communities and society thrive.

Founded by ESPN and Beyond Sport, the Return to Play Fund is on a mission to use sport to center health, wellbeing and systemic solutions to the heart of community recovery across the United States through investing across three areas:
-Operations and Strategic Support: Helping organizations get back on track, building knowledge, tools and resources
-Advocacy: Providing insight and raising awareness to close the play equity gap
-Infrastructure: Addressing racial and economic inequities in access to quality recreation spaces.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Indigenous peoples
People of African descent
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We primarily serve any type of organization that uses sport as a tool for social change. By extension, we also then serve the people and communities that these organizations support.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In 2021, we partnered with global brand Rexona (Unilever) to support coaches and community leaders around the world with free training videos that will give people the skills to create inclusive sports programming. In our first year, we worked with leading practitioners to create hour-long videos focusing on topics like: "putting gender equality at the heart of your programming" and "creating inclusive spaces for children of all abilities." In a year-end survey, we asked community coaches who took part in the trainings what modules they would like to see in year two of the program. An overwhelming number of coaches indicated that they wanted material that would help them create inclusive programming for LGBTQIA + members; now, we are nearly finished with an LGBTQIA+ module for Year 2.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We often act as a liaison between corporate funder and community non-profit. By routinely asking for feedback from community nonprofits, we are able to present the needs of these groups in a way that will protect them from over-reporting. For example, when organizations share with us that the reporting they have been requested is burdensome, that allows us to make the case to reduce the number of touchpoints and reporting asks for the coporate funder.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is hard to come up with good questions to ask people,

Financials

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The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Beyond Sport

Board of directors
as of 2/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Becker

The Sports Consultancy

Jean Afterman

New York Yankees

HRH Prince Bin Ali-Hussein

Jordan Football Association

Alexandra Chalat

Qatar Foundation

Michel De Carvalho

Heineken

John Gleasure

DAZN Group

Nick Keller

Benchmark

Matthews Moloko

Thesele Group

Kely Nascimento

Nascimento Foundation

Jin Oon

disrupTEIK Consultancy

Cameron Rogers

Ellevest

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/22/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/22/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.