Johan Cruyff Foundation
The Johan Cruyff Foundation supports and develops impactful sports and play projects all around the world. We focus on children and youngsters for whom sport isn’t a guaranteed part of their lives. We put this into practice by sports projects for children with special needs, by setting up outdoor sports facilities in deprived areas and social sports programs. Through these actions we create space.
Space to grow. Space to make friends. Space to improve both their physical and mental health.
Space to become who they are.
Sports projects for children with special needs
We support and develop sport projects for children with special needs.
Setting up outdoor sports facilities
We create space for children in deprived areas though our projects (Special) Cruyff Courts and Schoolyard14.
Social sports programs
We empower youth through our programs and events like Heroes of the Cruyff Courts and the Streetwise Cup.
Marlou van Rhijn
Red Courts in Belgium
The official representative body of Belgian football (RBFA) launched a project named “Belgian Red Courts” in order to increase cohesion in the country. By developing a sports-based programme, the organisation aims to stimulate social cohesion and make sports accessible for everyone within Belgian society.Read more
Proud of our new ambassador!
Sarina Wiegman, icon in Dutch football and pioneer within women's football, will join us to continue the Cruyff Legacy with us. After getting an own Special Cruyff Court in her hometown Monster (the Netherlands) last year, Sarina will now officially commit herself to the Cruyff Foundation.Read more
Johan Cruyff’s vision resonates in China
The Cruyff Foundation believes children and young people all over the world should be given the space and encouragement to exercise. After all, simply enjoying a kick about unfortunately isn’t an obvious part of everyone’s life. The very first Cruyff Court in China was officially opened in Chengdu yesterday.Read more