Olympique de Marseille joins the European Football for Development Network
EFDN is proud to welcome Olympique de Marseille and the club’s charity OM Foundation in the European Football for Development Network.
Olympique de Marseille strives to transform the passion of its fans, the dedication of its employees and the power of its brand into a vehicle of cultural development, economic opportunity and social responsibility in underprivileged communities.
Launched in October 2017, the OM Foundation forms an integral part of the “OM Champion Project”. Along with high sports performance, an innovative fan experience and long-term financial stability, building stronger ties with the community represent one of the club’s top priorities. Our goal is to become an impactful social actor fully integrated within the city of Marseille.
Four pillars of the community work
The broad spectrum of the OM Foundation actions is defined by 4 pillars:
- Supporting education
- Fostering entrepreneurship and employment
- encouraging youth sports
- Promoting culture and contemporary art
Dedication of the OM employees
The club is particularly proud of the corporate volunteering programme “#OM Volontariat” destined for its employees. The club offers them the opportunity to take on their office hours to support the cause of their choice in partnership with local associations. During the 2017-2018 season, 90 volunteer employees spent nearly 400 hours on voluntary activities and field missions. These activities range from homework support in a community centre to renovation work in the park of an underprivileged neighbourhood.