Health Award

$75,000 Minimum Grant

The Health Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children through the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences. 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 saved, improved, and changed forever.

Our 2019 call for nominations is now closed.

Health 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

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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, 2009 Health Award, Hero Award Child Welfare Scheme

Douglas Maclagan

2018, 2003 Health Award, Hero Award Foundation for the Children of the Californias

Elizabeth Jones

2018 Health Award Smiles Forever

Sandy Kemper

2017, 2008 Health Award, Hero Award Palestinian Happy Child Centre

Jumana Odeh

2017, 2006 Health Award, Hero Award COANIQUEM

Jorge Rojas-Zegers

2017 Health Award LOSEV

Dr. Üstün Ezer

2016, 2011 Health Award, Hero Award Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children

Ashok Banskota

2016 Health Award Simbu Children Foundation

Jimmy Drekore
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