Education Award

$75,000 Minimum Grant

The Education Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to the education of children thus providing them the platform from which to become fully productive members of society. Our Award honors this courageous leader at an annual Awards Ceremony and grants them funds to elevate their work.

Ultimately, our Award ensures that more children’s lives will be improved and changed forever.

Our 2019 call for nominations is now closed.

Award Requirements

Please ensure your nominee meets the following requirements before submitting a nomination.

  • Nominee must have an existing nonprofit/not-for-profit/NGO/charity organization in good standing that can receive grant funds if Awarded.
  • Nominee must be the founder, co-founder or visionary leader responsible for the organization’s success and growth.
  • Nominee organization must entirely focus on the needs of children.
  • Nominee must do this work over and above their normal employment or work for little or no pay.
  • Nominee’s organization must have been registered as a nonprofit/not-for-profit/NGO/charity for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Nominees must have been doing this work with the organization for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Nominee must be available to attend the annual Awards Ceremony in New York City during the month of November

Read detailed Award Requirements »

Important Dates

  • January 7, 2019 – Nominations open online
  • March 31, 2019 (at 11:59 pm EDT) –2019 Nominations closed
  • April – August 2019 – Review and investigative process
  • September 2019 – Honorees Announced
  • November 7, 2019 – Annual Awards Ceremony in New York City



2018 Education Award Afghanistan Demain

Ehsan Mehrangais

2017 Education Award The Reading Team

Maureen Rover

2016 Education Award Ponheary Ly Foundation

Ponheary Ly

2015 Education Award EducAid Sierra Leone

Miriam Mason-Sesay
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