The Rio Ferdinand Foundation was founded by Rio Ferdinand who has been described as one of the finest defenders in world football. Rio has long been involved in philanthropic and charitable activity, both on his own behalf and in rallying support from the sports, arts and media industries for causes with which he identifies.
Recognising that sports, media and the creative arts are great motivating factors for young people, RFF utilise those mediums and Rio’s connections within those industries, to provide a pathway for youth development.
The Rio Ferdinand Foundation’s mission is to inspire young people and give them the tools needed to tap into their talents and reach their potential. Our vision is to help create confident and skilled young people who are able to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.
Our work is guided by the belief that with the right support, role models, and opportunities, young people can achieve great things. To this end, our work unites the efforts of a host of partners, who share our vision, offering a range of education and employment pathways for our young people.