Humanitarian Award

$75,000 Minimum Grant

The Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children through social services or humanitarian services. Our Award honors this humanitarian 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 touched, improved and changed forever.

Our 2019 call for nominations is now closed.

Humanitarian 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



2019, 2012 Hero Award, Humanitarian Award Krousar Thmey

Benoît Duchâteau-Arminjon

2019, 2006 Hero Award, Humanitarian Award Worldwide Orphans Foundation

Dr. Jane Aronson

2018 Humanitarian Award Lewa Children's Home

Phyllis Keino

2017 Humanitarian Award Makindu Children's Program

Winnie Barron

2016, 2011 Hero Award, Humanitarian Award Caminante Proyecto Educativo

Denisse Pichardo

2016 Humanitarian Award Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust

Iyyappan Subramaniyan

2015, 2013 Hero Award, Humanitarian Award Rescue Foundation

Triveni Acharya

2015 Humanitarian Award Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation

Catalina Escobar
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