2019 World of Children Awards to Support Life-Changing Work for Children

Deadline: 31 March 2019

World of Children, a global organization that funds, elevates and educates nonprofit leaders running high-impact programs that exclusively serve the needs of vulnerable children, has announced their annual call for nominations. Recognized in the media as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates,” World of Children offers awards in the categories of education, health, humanitarian, protection, and youth. Award benefits include a minimum $75,000 multi-year cash grant provided to the individual’s organization, media and educational opportunities, and recognition at the Awards Ceremony & Benefit in New York City in November 2019.

Award Categories and Grant Information

  • 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.
    • Minimum grant of $75,000
  • The Health Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children through the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences.
    • Minimum grant of $75,000
  • 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).
    • Minimum grant of $75,000
  • The Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children through social services or humanitarian services.
    • Minimum grant of $75,000
  • The Youth Award recognizes an individual 21 years old or younger who has made significant contributions in helping other youth.
    • Minimum grant of $25,000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must have an existing nonprofit, not-for-profit, NGO, or charity organization in good standing. The organization must be able to receive grant funds if Awarded.
  • The Nominee must be the founder, co-founder, or visionary leader responsible for the organization’s success and growth. Volunteers and paid staff, including the organization’s executive director, are not qualified for an Award.
  • The Nominee’s organization must be entirely focused on helping children, especially vulnerable children. Organizations serving a substantial number of adults, while wonderful in their own right, do not align with this mission and may be disqualified.
  • Nominees must do this work over and above their normal employment. Alternatively, the Nominee must work for little or no pay.
  • World of Children excludes any work designed to specifically advance any one religion or political position. The Board of Governors of World of Children reserves the right to exclude Nominations it deems to be religious or political in nature.
  • Individuals nominated for the Education, Health, Humanitarian or Protection Awards must have been doing this work with their organization for a minimum of 10 years. Nominees with less than 10 years of work will be disqualified.
  • The organization led by the Nominee in the categories of Education, Health, Humanitarian or Protection Awards must have been registered as a nonprofit, not-for-profit, NGO, or charity organization for a minimum of 10 years. Nominees with organizations having less than a 10-year history will be disqualified.
  • The Nominee must have full knowledge that they are being nominated. They strongly recommend that the person applicant are nominating and the related organization assist applicant in completing the nomination form.
  • The Nominee must be available to participate in the annual Awards Ceremonies held in New York City, USA, if he or she is selected as an Honoree. Travel and accommodations will be arranged and paid for by World of Children.
  • Nominees may select no more than two award categories for which they would like to be considered. If awarded, World of Children will select the most suitable category for the individual based on the application information.
  • Only one individual from an organization can be nominated. If multiple individuals are nominated from the same organization, World of Children retains the right to select which Nomination Form/application to review, solely at its discretion.
  • If the Nominee is selected as a finalist, they must be willing to submit to a full investigation. A third party investigation firm will screen and vet all finalists and their organizations in a formal review process which substantiates their work.

Specific requirements for Youth Award Nominees:

  • Youth Nominees can only be nominated for the Youth Award. They must be 21 years old or younger when submissions close on March 31, 2019 to be eligible.
  • The organization led by the Nominee in the Youth Award category must have been registered as a nonprofit, not-for-profit, NGO, or charity organization for a minimum of three years. Youth Nominees with organizations having less than a three-year history will be disqualified.
  • Individuals nominated for the Youth Award must have been doing this work with their organization for a minimum of three years. Youth Nominees with less than three years of work will be disqualified.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit http://worldofchildren.org/nominate

  • Avatar Maimona says:

    Is Pakistan eligible country for this program?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Maimona,

      Yes, Pakistan is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Jaya Bam says:

    Can it be applied form Nepal?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Jaya Bam,

      Yes, Nepal is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Kifle says:

    Ethiopia is ideal country to this support as of children has been passing dublw burden .100% sure that this big aim will be effective with engagement of direct beneficiary and other stakeholders .

  • Avatar kirubaharan says:

    Is Sri Lanka eligible for this program?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi kirubaharan,

      Yes, Sri Lanka is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

  • Avatar Elizabeth Banda says:

    My bad am more than 21 years sobs sobs

  • Avatar Chika Nwokoye says:

    Please are nominations and applications from Nigeria eligible for these awards?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Chika Nwokoye,

      Yes, you can apply for this grant as this opportunity is open to citizens of any country. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Chika Nwokoye,

      This opportunity is open to citizens of any country. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar che sammy amancho says:

    happy new year thanks for sharing ,its a good opportunity
    best wishes

  • Avatar che sammy amancho says:

    are cameroonians eligible?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi che sammy amancho,

      Yes, Cameroon is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Worku says:

    Dear, I have NGO which is working here in Ethiopia.I have more experiences on education .i have to apply grant award on education .Therefore i kindly request you can i apply?

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Worku,

      You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Okafor Kanayor John says:

    Is Nigeria among this grants?

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi Okafor Kanayor John,

      Yes, you can apply for this grant as this opportunity is open to citizens of any country. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Okafor Kanayor John says:

    Can Nigerian apply?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Okafor Kanayor John,

      Yes, Nigeria is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Okafor Kanayor John says:

    As a Nigerian can I apply?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Okafor Kanayor John,

      Yes, Nigeria is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Memory sawamba says:

    Is Malawi legible for this??

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Memory sawamba,

      Yes, Malawi is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar victor luganda says:

    Hello?
    Is Kenya eligble for programe

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi victor luganda,

      Yes, Kenya is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar yousri Edwar says:

    the link not work

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi yousri Edwar,

      The website is working properly, please try again. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Tanya says:

    Is Uganda eligible for this opportunity?
    Thanks

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Tanya,

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Ongwech Simon says:

    Is Uganda eligible for this?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Ongwech Simon,

      Yes, Uganda is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Vlada Fomina says:

    Is Ukraine eligible to apply? thank you in advance!

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Vlada Fomina,

      Yes, Ukraine is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Azubuike Hope says:

    Thanks this is an opportunity to help our teeming young once in Nigeria to get free from begging. as an organization we are committed in social works of all sort . so make your site most available to accommodate the right hearted NGO’s to help in this course of life saving project. please accept our heartfelt appreciations for this wonderful opportunity to serve our displaced youth. RIGHT MOTIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION WE APPLY. thanks

  • Avatar Beckie Wera says:

    Hi
    Is Kenya eligible? we would like to participate in this call,

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Beckie Wera,

      Yes, Kenya is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Edy Karizal says:

    Is Indonesia eligible for this?

    • Avatar Komal says:

      Hi Edy Karizal,

      Yes, Indonesia is eligible to apply. For more information on eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link given on the last line of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar saif says:

    Hi its me saif from pakistan president at khyber welfare organization which is non profitable and non governamental organizaton can we apply for it m 22years old . If yes plz send emal or web to apply thanks

    • Avatar Priyanka says:

      Hi saif,

      Youth Nominees can only be nominated for the Youth Award. They must be 21 years old or younger when submissions close on March 31, 2019 to be eligible.

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

  • Avatar Eliya says:

    Is South Africa eligible for this

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Eliya,

      This opportunity is open to citizens of any country. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

      • Avatar Onesmus W. Mwanzia says:

        Dear Sir/Madam

        Humble Request for Donation Towards Abundant Victory Children Program.

        We are happy to write to you with regard to our above project in our church by the name Abundant victory children program.

        In August 4th 2015, my Wife Esther and I, begun and Registered this Program by the name: ABUNDANT VICTORY CHILDREN PROGRAM.

        Our Main Focus in this Program is helping the Children’s education and assist them to meet their socioeconomic needs.

        We are based at Machakos Town in Machakos County in
        Eastern province, one and half hours drive from
        Nairobi Capital city. As a program, we emphasis on
        addressing the needs of the poor, less fortunate and
        poverty stricken families.

        Abundant Victory Development program has been set in
        an area which is arid and poverty level is very high.
        This causes many children to run away from their poor
        families to become street children and this is our main
        focus to rescue and help them.

        We have been assisting them on social, spiritual, moral, psychological and economic issues. currently we have 500 children in our program: a combination of street children, the destitute and children who are orphaned.

        They have been living with families which are unable to support them such as aged grandmothers and uncaring relatives who themselves cannot cater adequately for their own households.

        As a Program, we occasionally contribute some little Money and other Materials to support and to meet their educational needs.

        We approach well-wishers for assistance yet our contribution has limited impact on this Program.

        We therefore wish to network with you as we help to improve the welfare of these children and rebuild their self confidence thus enabling them to a positive aspiration in life and a promising future.
        .
        Towards this objective, our program seeks to construct a children’s home and equip the same with adequate facilities to cater for 500 children.

        We would wish to empower their caregivers with self reliance skills and to build their potential by harnessing the available resources and build their capacity to care for these disadvantaged children.

        HIV/AIDS

        HIV/AIDS has been the greatest threat to Kenya’s Development over the last decade, prevalence rates have fallen to an estimated 14% but as yet 25% of beds in hospitals are still occupied by HIV/AIDS patients and related infections.

        The effects of the virus have been a destabilizing factor in all sectors. We desire to partner with you to work towards addressing this issue either by materials, training and other resources to enable us as a Program to
        support mainstreaming through integration of HIV/AIDS messages into all aspects of everyday life.

        We wish to be strengthened in capacity, services and resources to run and evaluate this project and more so the provision of such services to the youths and community at large.

        We therefore kindly request for your assistance and support as we improve dissemination of knowledge, skills, values and positive living aspects required for sustainable development.

        We wish to network with you. We have the vision to reach the needy,to help and educate, but we lack resources to enable us facilitate this project and it’s our humble request to have your support so that we can be able to improve this project and to meet the needs of the Children.

        Kindly we would appreciate so much if you may consider
        our request.

        May God bless you abundantly.
        Yours in God’s Love.

        • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

          Hi Onesmus W. Mwanzia,

          Thank you for contacting fundsforNGOs. FundsforNGOs is a social enterprise that provides fundraising guides, resources, and the latest funding opportunities to help you fundraise better and secure grant funding. We are not a funding organization and we do not provide grants.

          To find great donors for your cause, please visit: https://www2.fundsforngos.org

          Good luck!

  • Avatar Ayisha catherine Ngonga says:

    Thanks for the advert, but I founded hope for humanity and Refugee support organisation 3 years ago.

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