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The YSI Foundation was founded with the belief that any child who wants to play the beautiful game should be able to play.  Our mission is to make soccer and the positive life and health outcomes associated with the sport accessible to children across Chicago who lack the resources to fund their training. 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, The YSI Foundation has been able to provide free soccer development to youth and provide meaningful employment for youth through our mentorship program. 

Your donation, no matter the amount, will have a meaningful impact. The YSI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and as such, all contributions made to The YSI Foundation are tax-deductible.

For corporate sponsorship opportunities or other ways you can help, please see below and/or email

Dear YSI Family
We want to take the opportunity to update you on where The YSI Foundation is in planning for this summer’s soccer camp programming. Since you were so generous with your giving, we want to make sure that you know how your dollars are supporting the immigrant and refugee kids of Chicago. We’ve finalized our plans to provide summer soccer in collaboration with Centro Romero. The camps will run from July 17 to August 11 at The Chicago Futsal Academy. Staff at Centro Romero have told us that the enthusiasm for YSI Foundation soccer is very high! The kids from last year are excited to return! Additionally, word has spread and there are more kids interested in participating this year!  Registration is now open at Centro Romero and we hope to reach even more kids than the 50 we did last year. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that we’re in the beginning of developing a collaboration with Refugee One, an organization serving refugee families on the Northside. We will be offering Refugee One kids the opportunity to join Centro Romero kids to play together, in fulfillment of The YSI Foundation’s goal to bring kids from different backgrounds together to enjoy the beautiful game. We are excited about our second summer of YSI Foundation soccer camp programming and we will update you again at the end of the summer.
Kids from Centro Romero Playing 1v1.

One way you can help make the beautiful game accessible to more Chicago children is by making a donation. Your donation, now matter the amount, will help us help children. If you are making a monetary donation to The YSI Foundation, don’t forget to ask your employer if they will match your donation.​

Summer is approaching and it’s time to get back out on the fields to bring out the athletic in you! The YSIFoundation is once again partnering with Centro Romero to run a Summer camp full of soccer games, and fun!!!
Thanks to the generosity of the YSI families we will be running the summer camp starting Jul 17th.


Centro Romero

Dear Supporters of The YSI Foundation,​ We would like to take this opportunity to update you on the progress The YSI Foundation has made in bringing YSI soccer programming to kids in under-resourced communities. Thanks to your generous support, our inaugural March 2022 Galazo raised close to $16,000. The board of The YSI Foundation thanks you again and we want to fill you in on how our initial work, made possible by

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Second Annual Fundraiser “Galazo”

Second Annual Founraiser The YSI Foundation’s Galazo! Join us on March 3rd at Chicago Theater Works as YSI families and friends come together to create positive change for Chicago children. 7pm – 11pm.Live Entertainment | Open Bar & Appetizers | 50/50 Raffle (cash only) | Silent Auction

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