Grassroot Soccer

Organization's name: Grassroot Soccer
Organization's acronym: GRS
Headquarters address  
Address: 198 Church Street
PO Box 712
Norwich, VT 05055
United States of America
Phone: +1 801 649 2900
Web site:
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Sports for Peace and Development
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Men and boys
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and health
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2002
Year of registration (YYYY): 2002
Organizational structure: GRS employs 74 full time staff members in the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe under the leadership of Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Tommy Clark. All four GRS co-founders are in senior management positions within the organization and are supported by local in-country staff as well as global staff specializing in the areas of operations, financial management, grant management, curriculum design, research and innovation, monitoring & evaluation, and business development. Grassroot Soccer’s Global Board of Directors are a diverse group who are leaders in their fields – finance, healthcare, advertising, advocacy – and who are financially and emotionally committed to Grassroot Soccer’s success. Board members get quarterly updates on Grassroot Soccer finances in total compared to budget, senior management and in-country management compare budget to actual on specific grants.
Number and type of members: Grassroot Soccer directly implements programs through locally-registered affiliates in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. GRS additionally indirectly implements programming through partnerships with governments, INGOs and CBOs in nearly 50 countries worldwide.
Funding structure:
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Grants from Governments
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

Informal regional network of NGOs

UN-NGO-IRENE Newsletter: Yes