The FIBA Foundation and Special Olympics International partnership was established on 16 June 2019 with the aim to promote basketball as a tool for social development and inclusion.
Special Olympics and the FIBA Foundation have signed a Proclamation in support of each other’s organizations to develop and improve the quality of basketball for Special Olympics athletes.
On 9 September 2023 at the FIBA Foundation’s Gala Dinner in Manila, Philippines, a day before the final of FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, Special Olympics International and the FIBA Foundation signed two-years renewal of Memorandum of Understanding.
The FIBA Foundation is the social and legacy arm of FIBA that addresses the role of sports and particularly basketball in society, preserving and promoting basketball’s values and its cultural heritage.
The FIBA Foundation believes that basketball has the power to empower, educate and inspire youth and facilitates this by implementing Basketball For Good projects around the world.