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

Deadline: 31 March 2019

Nominations are invited to apply for the 2019 World of Children Awards to provide funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective changemakers for children worldwide.

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 https://worldofchildren.org/events/awards-ceremony/nominations/

  • Maimona says:

    Is Pakistan eligible country for this program?

    • 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!

  • Jaya Bam says:

    Can it be applied form Nepal?

    • 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!

  • 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 .

  • kirubaharan says:

    Is Sri Lanka eligible for this program?

    • 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.

  • Elizabeth Banda says:

    My bad am more than 21 years sobs sobs

  • Chika Nwokoye says:

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

    • 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!

    • 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!

  • che sammy amancho says:

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

  • che sammy amancho says:

    are cameroonians eligible?

    • 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!

  • 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?

    • 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!

  • Okafor Kanayor John says:

    Is Nigeria among this grants?

    • 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!

  • Okafor Kanayor John says:

    Can Nigerian apply?

    • 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!

  • Okafor Kanayor John says:

    As a Nigerian can I apply?

    • 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!

  • Memory sawamba says:

    Is Malawi legible for this??

    • 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!

  • victor luganda says:

    Hello?
    Is Kenya eligble for programe

    • 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!

  • yousri Edwar says:

    the link not work

    • 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!

  • Tanya says:

    Is Uganda eligible for this opportunity?
    Thanks

    • 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!

  • Ongwech Simon says:

    Is Uganda eligible for this?

    • 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!

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