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United Sports Association (USA) is one of the leading grass root development organization in the state of Odisha that has been working since 1996 with the objective of developing the neglected sections of the society in the rural areas. Being registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 in Khordha, it functions from Dhalapathara with its extended branch offices in different locations of Odisha. Since its inception it has primarily focused on community based development with approaches of community participation, community based organization building and community empowerment.   
Way back in 1996 a group of development professionals, young village level volunteers came together to take up the challenges of findings solutions to the problems faced by the most vulnerable communities of the society. 
“United Sports Association” aspires for an alternative self-reliant just society where people belonging to the weaker sections particularly tribal and scheduled caste communities, women and children and other vulnerable sections can grow with dignity, free from exploitation, oppression and gender bias, harmony with nature and self-governance.  It enables to empower the needy communities, capacitating and strengthening their associations in the form of S.H.Gs, farmer Clubs, Producer Federations leading towards sustainable development by promoting effective utilization of natural resources, rural art and crafts, sustainable livelihood initiatives, gender equity in a manner that is participatory, democratic and transparent in governance with holistic approach.  It has been fortunate enough to find the likeminded partners over the years that believed in its concepts, philosophy and approaches to community development and extended their helping hand to carry forward the development initiatives. The strength of the organization stems from the dynamic leadership of a group of dedicated development professionals, academicians and committed group of village level volunteers and most experienced core team staff members.  With the twist and turns of time the organization has fitted in well with the development needs of the people and priorities of the donors without compromising its core values and ethics

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“To be an efficient and leading development organization in empowering people by indoctrinating necessary changes in the society and establishing justice”


“To initiate required action for the integrated development of the marginalized groups through strengthening people’s organization at village and regional level, maintaining proper coordination with Government and non-Government allies associated in the development field, innovating appropriate technology in a planned manner, bringing about environmental equilibrium and upgrading the skills among groups and workers.”


  • Empathy with the resource poor and needy populace and faith in their capacity.

  • Transparency, Accountability and Democratic functioning.

  • Secular in character

  • Honesty to the values

  • Integrity

  • Sustainability