The World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame is located on the campus of Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. Founded in 1994, the institution highlights Hall of Fame members chosen based on how they have used their athletic success to help others.
The criteria for induction into the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame includes actions such as establishing scholarships for youth, helping war victims or starting mentoring programs. Although the Hall emphasizes humanitarian contributions, it also cites inductees' athletic accomplishments and displays memorabilia from their careers.
Consideration for inclusion comes for athletes that possess world-class ability in their sport and have a record of humanitarian efforts. Up to three athletes are selected each year for induction.