Empowering healthier lives within the communities of Mumbai and beyond through football.
Mumbai City FC's relationship with our communities is built on our deep-rooted spirit of unity and our shared love for football. The club is not only a part of the fabric of the city of Mumbai, but also an active part of the community. Now in its 10th year of existence, Mumbai City FC's commitment towards making a positive impact in society remains as resolute as it was since the very first day.
Over the years, the club, our fans and our partners have come together to drive growth and positive change in Mumbai through bespoke community engagement initiatives. Some of our recent projects are mentioned below:
- In 2020, City Football Group and Mumbai City came together with OSCAR Foundation through CFG's Cityzens Giving project to raise funds towards the building of digital education centres in Mumbai, to enable young children to have access to education amidst lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- With COVID-19 looming, Mumbai City FC played the 2020-21 Indian Super League season in a bio-secure bubble, behind closed doors in the neighbouring state of Goa. The Islanders, who enjoyed a successful league and playoff 'double' in the same campaign, ensured that they gave back to the state that housed them for the entirety of their victorious league campaign. How? Mumbai City, in conjunction with the Panjim City Corporation, planted 5 trees in the state for every goal scored by the club in the ISL, amounting to a total of 200 trees thanks to the 40 goals scored.
- In November 2022 on Children's Day, Mumbai City and its Official Water Technology Partner, Xylem, organised a distinctive football-based water awareness festival at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Vidyalaya in Dharavi, Sion for the underprivileged children of nearby communities. The initiative aimed to use the power of football to educate children on the importance of clean drinking water and safe hand-washing practices with over 200 children participating on an eventful and educative Children's Day.
- In July 2023, Mumbai City joined hands with Xylem once again along with AmeriCares India and facilitated the installation of a Hand Washing Station at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Vidyalaya in Dharavi, Sion, helping cultivate good and sustainable practices among children while furthering our support to our local communities.
- Mumbai City FC, in association with OSCAR Foundation, launched the Healthy Goals program in June 2023. The global CFG program, supported by a fundraiser, focuses on empowering healthier lives for Mumbai youth through football. The initiative aims to raise funds for refurbishing and developing football pitches across Mumbai to be used for community-centric programs. Mumbai City FC joins Manchester City and New York City in CFG's efforts to grow the global footprint of the healthy goals program. CFG matched all funds raised towards the Healthy Goals program until September 2023, to a limit of £125k for any single Club or a maximum of £500k matched globally across all CFG Clubs participating in this round of funding.
While our efforts in our communities have been of varied nature, our goal has remained unwavered - to empower the youth and communities around us, helping them lead healthier lives and fostering a
As we continue to grow and evolve, Mumbai City FC remains committed to using football as a force for good in and around our communities across Mumbai. Together with our fans and partners, we aim to continue to be a catalyst for positive change, bringing people together to create a bright future for our communities.