Previous Recipients

This is the archive for the first round of the GameChangers program. To submit or edit proposals for GameChangers funding, please visit:

Round One Project: Homeless World Cup

With the Homeless Women's World Cup arriving in Rio de Janiero, Brazil in fall 2010, Architecture for Humanity, Homeless World Cup, and Nike are teaming up with local partners Organização Civil de Ação Social (OCAS), and Bola Pra Frente (BPF) to establish permanent Legacy Centers. During the inaugural Homeless World Cup held in Melbourne in late 2008 it was identified by participating homeless delegations that the Homeless World Cup could establish specific programs for homeless women using football and social enterprise, enabling them to be the drivers behind their own social and economical development and in turn extend their knowledge with the same positive team attitude and leadership skills football brings forth.

Learn more about Homeless World Cup Legacy Center.

Homeless World Cup, Melbourne 2008

Round One Project: Mahiga High Rainwater Court

The Mahiga Hope Rainwater Court in rural Kenya is the latest recipient of GAMECHANGERS funding. Architecture For Humanity Design Fellow Greg Elsner is working with The Nobelity Project and the St. Joseph Mahiga Hope School to design and build a full-court basketball court with an integrated rainwater collection and UV purification system.

See the latest design progress here.

Round One Project: Skateistan

Architecture for Humanity and Nike are proud to announce the first recipient of the GAMECHANGERS funding to Skateistan, Afghanistan’s first co-educational skateboarding school. Skateistan works with young boys and girls between 5 - 17 years from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. With funding assistance from a range of funding sources, Skateistan is undertaking the construction of Kabul’s first indoor skate park at Ghazi Stadium.

Learn more about Skateistan's new park.