About Us

Athletes for Impact (A4I) was formed to provide a platform for athlete activism. The purpose of A4I is to build a long-term infrastructure to help athletes identify and partner with leading grassroots organizations and to effect change through educating and encouraging people to engage in collective social action at a local and national level. 

Founded in 2016, A4I has proven to be a necessary and viable resource as activists and athletes across the country are challenging discrimination as well as the power and role of police, prosecutors and the entire criminal justice system. From the emergence of #BlackLivesMatter to the mass marches for women’s rights, A4I is an inclusive place for athletes across all sports to organize and participate in a growing and intersectional movement for social justice.

MISSION: Build an inclusive and global network of athletes committed to equity and social change. By providing athletes with the knowledge and information that they need to make informed decisions, A4I provides a platform for athletes to amplify, grow and support existing initiatives aimed at bringing people together to transform local neighborhoods and communities. 

VISION: Athletes for Impact is a groundbreaking effort to connect athletes with communities to positively transform America. By leveraging the influence of prominent athletes, and connecting them with leading grassroots efforts, Athletes for Impact works to educate and encourage people of all backgrounds to engage in collective social action.

Our Values

Athletes for Impact recognizes our responsibility to use our voice and resources to make a difference. We understand the critical role athletes can, and do, play as catalysts for social change and are committed to supporting athletes wanting to make an impact in their communities.

Athletes for Impact Believes:

In the Fundamental Right to Speak and engage in peaceful protest, on or off our respective playing fields in support of our core values and beliefs. Athletes are often told to be quiet and play the game and that activism has no place on the field of play. We refuse to relinquish our right to speech just because we play sports and will defend athletes who are being attacked because of their beliefs. 

In inclusiveness, equity, and the inherent dignity of every single person, regardless of race, gender identity, class, abilities, sexual orientation, religion or immigration status.

In the power of grassroots organizing as a way to empower local residents to come together, find solutions, and advance a more equitable future for all communities.

In voting and civic activism as a concrete way to address systemic and structural barriers to the overall health and wellbeing of our communities.

In investing in young people and their families to continue being the engine of social change and transformation.

In collaboration between athletes, grassroots organizers, advocacy organizations, governing bodies and entities working on social and economic justice.

In internationalism. This is not only an organization for athletes in the United States and we affirm our commitment to stand up for our fellow athletes internationally as well as for human rights around the world.

Our Team

Athletes for Impact Core Team includes former and current athletes, managers, publicists, agents, and academics that that have been involved in sports for decades and have played a critical role in integrating themselves and other athletes into social justice efforts. Athletes for Impact is managed by Revolve Impact, a social action media and creative company that utilizes radical imagination, arts, and culture to transform global power, politics, and people.