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SWB United:
Play It Forward 2023

At SWB, we believe that soccer – the universal language – is unparalleled in its ability to unite people from every corner of the Earth. More than just a game, soccer has the power to create a more inclusive and equitable world. 

When uncertainty and division seems to permeate our planet, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. 

Therefore, we are thrilled to launch SWB United, our Play It Forward campaign for 2023! We invite YOU to join us as we raise funds and celebrate the ways soccer makes an incredible impact on the lives of thousands of youth around the globe.

We will feature:


  • Weekly spotlights and live interviews with SWB alumni coaches

  • Reflections on our favorite mission moments from the past year

  • A look ahead to 2026 where you can help us reach 50,000 youth by the time the FIFA World Cup kicks off in North America.

SWB has been a leader in the sport-for-development sector over the past 16 years. Our evidence-based programming and trauma-informed coaching strategies are designed to create safe spaces where young people can heal, find belonging, and have the opportunity to reach their greatest potential.














Our Play It Forward campaign allows us to provide free, year-round soccer programming to nearly 5,000 newcomer youth and marginalized girls each year. In Fiscal Year 2023, we served 4976 youth representing 64 different countries and speaking 47 unique languages

While this is worth celebrating, there is still a lot of work left to be done: 

  • This past year, over 110 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes. This includes over 60,000 refugees resettled across the United States (MPI) and 212,401 refugees arriving in Uganda, a staggering 60% of whom are under the age of 18 (UNHCR).

  • During this same time, Nicaragua experienced a gender gap of approximately 19 percent, meaning that women were 19 percent less likely than men to have equal opportunities in the country. This was the highest gender gap found across Latin America and the Caribbean (Statista).

Although the need is great, we believe that, together, we can make a lasting, positive impact in the lives of newcomer youth and marginalized girls throughout the communities we serve. Soccer can be a vehicle for positive change for SWB participants across Colorado, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nicaragua, Oakland, and Uganda and worldwide through SWB Assist

Together, let's stand united in pursuit of a more inclusive and equitable world through soccer. Join us by making a one-time or recurring gift today.

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Soccer, the world's universal language, transcends borders with its unparalleled ability to unite people from every corner of the globe.



Our holistic approach does not only provide youth with opportunities to grow as individuals, but also provides pathways for leadership development.


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With over 16 years of experience on the field, we are better equipped to work behind the scenes, supporting like-minded orgs with knowledge, techniques, trainings and tools through SWB Assist.

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Click here for more information on donating by mail, donor-advised fund, stock, or to cryptocurrency.

Alumni Spotlights

Alumni Spotlights

Join SWB alumni coaches for a special event streamed live on Twitter (X)!

Hosted by SWB Executive Director Jennifer Tepper, alumni coaches shared how  soccer has played  a pivotal role in their journeys from newcomer, to youth leader, to coach!

End-of-Year Blogs

End-of-Year Blogs

As the end of 2023 quickly approaches, we are excited to share a series of year-end blogs featuring our favorite highlights, mission moments, and inspirations from the past year. Join us each week as the SWB staff share their top mission moments, motivating books and movies, inspirational soccer memories, and more! 

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We Have an Online Merch Store!

Just in time for the holiday season, you can support our mission while repping SWB on the pitch, on the sidelines, and around your community!

Every time you make a purchase from this store, all the proceeds will go in support of our work using soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing underserved youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.

Donation Resources

Donation Resources

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

Give a young person access to the award-winning Soccer Without Borders program

Send checks to:

3700 Eastern Ave.

Baltimore, MD 21224

*Donate through your DAF on our Ways to Give page

**Soccer Without Borders does accept donations of stock. Please contact us for next steps!

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Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast. Your crypto gift will help newcomer youth gain access to our free, year-round  programs.

Create Your Own Fundraiser

Be a champion for SWB!
Create a fundraiser, set a goal and share your motivation with your family, friends and community


 Click here for instructions and tips!

Give by Hub

Give By Hub

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