Soil BON Foodweb is a voluntary initiative established in 2021 to assess drivers and functions of soil animal biodiversity and interactions in soil food webs on a global scale. The Soil BON Foodweb Team (SBF Team) is an extension of the Soil Biodiversity Observation Network (Soil BON). We share sampling sites with Soil BON, contribute to joint data analyses, and have similar overarching goals, but focus on soil animal communities across micro-, meso-, and macrofauna. This is truly a ‘community initiative’ that joins soil zoologists and ecologists around the world. We build a global research network that shares common sampling protocols, experimental projects, and produces long-term essential information on soil animal communities to conserve soil biodiversity and manage the present and future of global soils.