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The Philadelphia Union Foundation has been and, will always be, an agent of change for the underserved and underprivileged. The Foundation builds safe spaces to play soccer for families throughout Philadelphia, provides innovative educational initiatives and a professional soccer infrastructure for high school students in Chester; and is developing a pioneering mental fitness program to support young players, parents, and coaches across the Delaware Valley.
In 2019, the Foundation brought soccer back to the high school students of Chester for the first time in thirty years. In 2020, during the worst of the pandemic, it created its Fight For Philly initiative providing support for frontline workers and the most vulnerable in society. In 2021, the Foundation opened the first of fifteen mini-pitches and two full-sized signature fields to be built in inner-city Philadelphia. Later that same year, it launched its iAM Project – an academic enrichment, mentorship and career-readiness program for the young men and women of Chester. These projects mark a realization of the Foundation’s commitment to leveraging the power of soccer to create opportunities and to transform lives.

All of this was made possible by our board and members – who give so generously of their time, expertise, and connections, and all the great people at the Union.

Be Part of the Change.

Become a member of the Foundation and support high school soccer teams for the young women and men of Chester, building safe spaces to play for families throughout Philadelphia, development of mental fitness programs for teenagers in the Delaware Valley, educational initiatives for Chester students and so much more.


To learn more about any of our programs and to explore how you might be able to get involved, contact us today.