From humble beginnings in Medjugorje, Marin has always understood the impact of accessibility to sport, science and the arts during a child’s upbringing. Decades of hard work brought Marin success on the court, but many of his greatest victories have been off the court, through charity, community, and family. After growing up in an environment where opportunities were hard to come by, Marin vowed to use his platform to serve underserved communities around the world, through numerous humanitarian efforts like the Marin Cilic Foundation.
For Marin’s dedicated work with the Marin Cilic Foundation, he received the honorable Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award at the 2016 ATP World Tour Awards.
marin cilic foundation
In 2016, the Marin Cilic Foundation was launched with a singular goal: to ensure every child has the ability to explore their passions and unlock their full potential. For many children around the world, the opportunity to do so simply does not exist. The Foundation aims to share these opportunities with underprivileged communities throughout Croatia and beyond, through specialized grants, community clinics, and educational and extracurricular resources for those in need. Through the hard work of the Foundation and its supporters, Marin hopes to offer the space and resources that allow the world’s next generation to thrive, regardless of their situation.