Protection Award

$75,000 Minimum Grant

The Protection Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children so that they can live free from fear, abuse, and exploitation (including but not limited to trafficking, slavery and sexual imposition). Our Award honors this humanitarian leader at an annual Awards Ceremony and grants their organization funds to elevate their work. Ultimately, our Award ensures that more children live lives that are free and healthy.

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

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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 Protection Award Empire des Enfants

Anta Mbow

2017 Protection Award Operation Bobbi Bear

Jackie Branfield

2016 Protection Award Incest Trauma Center - Belgrade

Dušica Popadić
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