The Athletes for Good programme has awarded nearly USD 1 million in grants to charitable organisations supporting community impact, equality and inclusion, and environmental sustainability.

Beijing 2022 and Tokyo 2020 athletes have been awarded a grant through Athlete365 on behalf of their chosen charitable organisation.

Each of the chosen charities of the 68 successful applicants from Beijing 2022 and Tokyo 2020 will receive a grant to strengthen and support its work in the community.

What athletes have to say
The grant will make a huge difference to the charity I represent, Leonard Cheshire. The ethos of Leonard Cheshire really resonates with me as its hashtag is "Actually I Can"! As a disabled person my independence is incredibly important to me and I always try to encourage the disabled people it helps to recognise the benefits of sport.
I am honored to be selected as a recipient of the Athletes for Good Fund from P&G, the IOC and the IPC. I am thrilled that NHS Charities Together will receive a $10,000 grant. Through my work in the hospital, I saw first-hand the difference that NHS Charities Together made meeting the urgent needs of the COVID-19 crisis.
I have always felt a sense of duty to help underserved communities, I am fortunate as an Olympian to have the platform to do so. I am incredibly honoured to be selected as an Athletes for Good Fund recipient and to have the World Central Kitchen receive a USD 10,000 grant.
I am honored to be selected as a recipient of P&G’s Athletes for Good Fund and thrilled that Dare2Tri will receive a $10,000 grant. This grant will help us in removing barriers to sport for people with disabilities and visual impairments by empowering them to be physically active, building their confidence, and engaging with their community.
I’m humbled and honored, this is the first time I’ve ever applied for and received a grant! But the best part, was the feeling of doing that application and winning $10,000 for someone else, someone who more than deserves this grant.

Highlighting athlete stories in The Measure of Greatness

To shine a light on Olympic and Paralympic athletes and hopefuls, P&G produced The Measure of Greatness, which tells the uplifting stories of four inspirational athletes who used a difficult moment to serve others. From fighting on the front lines in the medical field against the COVID-19 pandemic, to promoting racial equality, to using resources to direct medical equipment and food to those most in need, these athletes epitomise how people can lead with love during challenging times and were the first recipients of the P&G Athletes for Good Fund.

Kim Daybell

(Great Britain, para table tennis): Kim was due to start training full-time to prepare for Tokyo 2020, but instead returned to work full-time as a medical SHO (senior house officer) managing COVID-19 patients in a London hospital. He has been working 40-60 hours each week in the hospital, while still staying mentally and physically fit for his continued journey on the road to Tokyo 2020.

Simone Manuel

(USA, swimming): As the first Black woman to win an individual medal in Olympic swimming, Simone is an outspoken advocate for challenging racial stereotypes in her sport and has consistently used her platform to educate followers on how to be actively anti-racist, amplify Black voices and encourage all people to dream big. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Simone has also used her platform to support organisations that connect the food insecure with much-needed meals.

Momota Kento

(Japan, badminton): Momota donated 10 per cent of prize money from his 2019 tournament winnings (USD 50,000) to the Tokyo Medical Association in support of COVID-19 relief efforts, and helped in the donation of 200,000 masks to students and medical staff in Japan. He has also dedicated time to mentoring youth badminton players, offering encouragement and motivation as they navigate this time away from competition.

Pamphinette Buisa

Canada, rugby): Pam co-organised a peace rally for Black lives in Victoria (Canada) and is a prominent voice in the Canadian sporting community, encouraging others to engage in anti-racist work and equitable reconciliation. Additionally, Pam has joined forces with several women in her community to establish and fundraise for a COVID-19 relief fund for people in need on Vancouver Island.