Without the support of donors – individual philanthropists, foundations and companies – the Agitos Foundation’s mission could not be fulfilled to the extent that is necessary.
We are extremely grateful to the following organisations which have made donations, provided grants or expanded our strategic capabilities. We continue to work hard to reward their trust in our ability to develop sport and change lives.
Donors and strategic partners
US-based non-profit advocacy group that supports children and young athletes striving to access better education, ethics and healthy lifestyles. The organisation has supported the Paralympic Movement since 2012 and supports organisational and educational initiatives.
• China Foundation for Disabled Persons (CFDP) and China Council of Lions Clubs (CCLC)
Part of Lions Clubs International (LCI), the world's largest community service organisation. CFDP is an important Chinese Foundation that represents and safeguards the rights and interests of people with an impairment in China. The Agitos Foundation is working with both the CCLC and the China Foundation for Disabled Persons on development projects in Africa.
• UK Sport
Strategic body for performance sport in the UK and the focal point for the UK’s international development work and political sporting relations. UK Sport supports sport development and training opportunities for national games officials in Africa.
Umbrella organisation for all national sports federations in Norway, its vision is to be a prominent contributor to achieving sport for all and has worked with us over several years on programmes to develop Para sport in the southern part of Africa.
• BP Plc
The global energy company, which is a long-standing partner of the International Paralympic Committee, extended its support to the Agitos Foundation in 2015 to support Para sport activities in its target markets including Angola, Georgia and Singapore.
Global marketing communications group, headquartered in Japan, with extensive sports business interests. Its CSR activity focusses substantially on Human Rights and the Dentsu Diversity Lab was founded in 2011 to provide practical communications solutions for a range of disabilities and marginalised communities.
• The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center
Foundation that supports education, capacity building and athlete pathway activities and programmes of the Agitos Foundation in Asia.
The Agitos Foundation and the IPC applied and received funding for several programmes linked to Paralympic youth development in Africa and East Europe. In 2012-2013 as part of the Preparation Action of the European Commission Sports, a winter sport development project (European Para Snow Sport Youth Circuit) was implemented
In 2016 the German Federal Foreign Office supported us to organise a training camp for young athletes from the Caribbean.
The Agitos Foundation also collaborates with the Para sport coaching course of the ITK Leipzig (a specialist coaching university), financed by the German Foreign Office. To ensure course participants offer their knowledge and skills upon their return to their countries and contribute to Para athlete development, the Agitos Foundation was invited to give them an inspiring workshop on the Paralympic Movement. Moreover the ITK organises, in collaboration with the Agitos Foundation, an alumni gathering at each edition of Paralympic Games.
• IPC Academy
The IPC Academy is a partnership between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the World Academy of Sport and is the education division of the IPC. The Academy brings individuals together to improve educational standards of sport throughout the Paralympic Movement and ensures that executives, administrators and officials have an educational centre that is sensitive to their needs and in touch with trends and developments, providing world class programmes. The IPC Academy supports the Agitos Foundation in the design and implementation of the Organisational Capacity Programmes.
UNOSDP provides the entry point to the United Nations system with regard to sport for development and peace. The IPC and the Agitos Foundation have a long term partnership with UNOSDP and received in 2015 financial support to implement a sports development programme in Rwanda.
An international development charity supporting people with mobility impairments. They produce high-quality, low-cost wheelchairs, designed specifically for use in developing countries. Low-cost sports chairs for wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair racing were developed through the support of the IPC.
Charity based in Spain providing new sporting and leisure opportunities for people with impairment and their families, as well as a range of employment opportunities. Play & Train is an important partner for the implementation of educational workshops.
A Dutch organisation that aims to bring the worlds of sport and charity closer together. They work with sporting organisations and events, linking them to philanthropic causes. Charity and Sport supported the Agitos Foundation for many years with funding for sports and athlete pathway activities in Central America and Africa.