June 3, 2014 (Quincy, MA) – Good Sports, a national nonprofit that provides sports equipment to disadvantaged youth, announced today that it has been selected to Social Impact Exchange’s S&I 100, an index of top American nonprofits creating meaningful social impact.
The S&I 100 is the first broad index of U.S.-based nonprofits that recognizes the results of top performing organizations. The index covers nonprofits focusing on pressing issues including education, health, youth and poverty. It is a valuable resource for potential donors looking to support organizations solving problems and addressing causes they care about.
“We are honored to be acknowledged by the Social Impact Exchange.” said Good Sports CEO Melissa Harper. “We believe being included in this elite group of high performing; scaling nonprofits will help us connect with donors who want to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged kids through sports and fitness.”
Good Sports was selected by Social Impact Exchange for its positive impact in ensuring that every child, regardless of circumstance, can have a healthy, active lifestyle that incorporates sports and fitness.
This is particularly important as youth programs across the U.S. have experienced budget cuts, shifting costs to families. These higher fees can exclude disadvantaged children from participating in sports and recreational activities.
Since its founding in 2003, Good Sports has distributed $10 million worth of athletic equipment to 1,400 programs, reaching more than 870,000 children in need, a number it plans to triple over the next decade.
The index may help Good Sports reach that goal, as it is an effective tool for nonprofits to promote their work and find additional capital to reach more donors and make an even bigger impact.
The index is one component of Social Impact Exchange, which brings together funders to build a marketplace dedicated to providing capital to the most effective nonprofits in America. This in itself is unique, as there has historically been no easy way for donors, researchers, and others to combine knowledge and resources to tackle big social problems.
Good Sports’ profile is available here: http://www.socialimpactexchange.org/organization/good-sports
ABOUT GOOD SPORTS
Good Sports helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports gets crucial equipment to kids who need it most, getting them in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $10 million in equipment to 1,400 youth programs, impacting more than 870,000 kids. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org
ABOUT THE SOCIAL IMPACT EXCHANGE
The Exchange is a national membership association dedicated to working with funders to build a marketplace that efficiently delivers capital to the most effective nonprofits, so they can spread their impact and improve the lives of millions. By creating standards to evaluate impact, identifying and tracking highly effective nonprofits, and fostering significant collaborative funding to scale up top social interventions, the Exchange helps foundations, donors, business, and government increase the power of giving to achieve greater social good. The Exchange was established in 2009 with Funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation, and currently has nearly 5,000 members. To learn more, visit www.socialimpactexchange.org.