The mission of the Cal South Soccer Foundation is to build and empower our community through soccer.
The Cal South Soccer Foundation was established in 1999 to serve as a collaborative resource across the broader Southern California region to grow the game of soccer by providing knowledge, resources, and financial support to create outreach soccer programs and develop soccer facilities where such needs exist.
From the beginning, creating strong partnerships has been vital to the Foundation’s ability to raise money and grant funds to fulfill its mission. Throughout our history, we created impact in the soccer community thanks to visionary leadership, support from Cal South Youth Soccer Association and strong Community Partners. This support allowed us the opportunity to provide over $600,000 in grants to communities within Cal South’s boundaries, from San Diego to San Luis Obispo and Bakersfield.
Previous Community Projects
The barriers to participate in organized sports for youth and communities continue to increase due to rising costs, increased travel, and fewer local options coming out of the Global Pandemic. These barriers have a disproportional effect on communities with fewer resources and support.
We believe that every community in Southern California should have equitable access and opportunity to Soccer.
We believe in the power of teams. Collectively we can create the impact we wish to see in our shared communities.
We seek to listen and understand from our communities and embrace varying perspectives with the intention to provide suitable solutions for the individual community.
We will be consistent and align our words with action. We are accountable for our decisions and are committed to hold ourselves to the highest standard.
We guarantee that our actions are embedded in the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We acceptance the distinctive qualities of all individuals and are committed to creating an equitable playing field for all. We strive to create an environment where individuals feel respected, cared for and that they belong.
Foundation Impact Pillars
By the 2026 World Cup in LA we will: