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Honouring the TV series Ted Lasso for leveraging the power of soccer to raise awareness about mental health, reduce stigma, and celebrate mental well-being.

Honouring the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) in recognition of their global commitment to mental health. 


About the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.

Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3.7 billion through over 5,300 grants to nonprofit organizations in more than 130 countries around the world. Learn more at

About the Award:

The Grassroot Soccer Game-Changer Award honours leaders who have changed the game in adolescent health. This award, presented annually at the Grassroot Soccer World AIDS Day Gala, recognizes extraordinary leadership in empowering young people globally to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier lives.