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Grassroot Soccer

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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:
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 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:
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Grants from Governments
  • Foreign and international grants
  • Fundraising campaigns
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