New Award To Support Children Affected by Syrian Crisis

International Awards organization will provide significant funding and support to nonprofit leaders serving children in crisis-affected situations, beginning with Syrian refugee children

Syrian Refugee Children

Dublin, CA – Jan 5, 2017 – World of Children, headquartered in Dublin, California, has announced its newest Award program. The Crisis Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children affected by war, natural disasters, or other crises creating large cohorts of extremely vulnerable children. The Crisis Award allows World of Children and our community of donors to agilely respond to the needs of these children. The Award will be given only when a substantial need is recognized and an effective response is identified by the organization.

The first Crisis Award will be given in early 2017 to an individual running an organization responding to the needs of children affected by the current crisis in Syria.

“We continue to be shocked and saddened by the tragedy unfolding in Syria,” shared Harry Leibowitz, Co-Founder of World of Children. “Our hearts are breaking for the children affected by the violence. Our Board of Governors recognizes that this is not a time to remain passive. We needed to find a way to help, while staying true to our mission of funding only the most effective changemakers serving children. Thus, the Crisis Award was conceived.”

“This new award represents a strong commitment by our organization to serve the most pressing needs of children worldwide,” explained Executive Director Lynn Naylor. “We hope many others will add their commitments to serving these children as well.”

Awards from World of Children provide funding and in-kind support to visionary leaders who lead sustainable, high-impact programs for children anywhere in the world. Nominations for the organization’s 5 other award categories – Health, Humanitarian, Education, Protection, and Youth – are being accepted through an online platform until April 1, 2016.



World of Children® Award improves the lives of vulnerable children by funding and elevating the most effective changemakers for children worldwide.

Since 1998, World of Children has granted more than $7 million in cash grants and program support to more than 100 humanitarian leaders who are the driving force behind programs serving children worldwide. The organization’s exhaustive research and vetting of individuals has been lauded by leading philanthropic organizations.

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