Nominate a Nonprofit for the World’s Largest Annual Humanitarian Award

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Deadline: 1 October 2019

The World’s Largest Annual Humanitarian Award- 2020 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize worth $2 million is now open for the nominations. This prize is presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

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The Hilton Humanitarian Prize is awarded based on achievements, rather than future goals. Therefore, the letter of nomination should focus on what the organization has accomplished.

Every year, they receive hundreds of nominations from around the world for the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

The Prize is not only intended to recognize and advance the efforts of the recipient organization, but also to call attention to the worldwide need for humanitarian aid and to encourage others to expand their support.

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Key Areas

Key areas that are considered include:

  • Extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering,
  • An established record of achievement,
  • Innovation in program design,
  • Demonstration of effective partnerships, organizational capacity and administrative efficiency,
  • Ability to serve as a model for other nonprofits and demonstration of impact.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • Nominee Eligibility
    • Nominees must be organizations, not individuals.
    • Nominees must be established, nongovernmental, publicly supported charitable organizations. U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status—or the equivalent for international organizations—will determine eligibility. (International nominees will be contacted by the Foundation for appropriate documentation.)
    • Nominees must be legally established for at least five years (established prior to January 2015 for the 2020 Prize).
    • Nominees must have audited financial statements for at least five years.
    • Nominees must have expenditures greater than U.S. $750,000 in their most recent audited fiscal year of operation.
    • It is strongly encouraged that if a nominee has multiple branch offices that the umbrella organization be the nominee.
  • Nominator Qualifications​
    • The nominator should have direct knowledge of the nominated organization’s work.
    • The nominator may not be an officer or employee—or any other individual receiving remuneration for his or her services from the nominated organization. Board members may nominate providing they receive no payment for their service.
    • The nominator may not be a family member of an officer or employee of the nominated organization.
    • The nominator may not be a founder of the organization.
    • The nominator may not be a Conrad N. Hilton Foundation employee, board member, Prize juror or a family member of a Foundation employee, board member, or Prize juror.
    • The nominator may not be a Hilton family member.

Evaluation Considerations

The nomination letter should emphasize the organization’s accomplishments rather than future goals. Both historic and recent performance should be addressed. Following are elements to consider in describing nominee’s work:

  • Extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering
  • Established record of achievement
  • Demonstration of impact
  • Ability to serve as a model for other nonprofits
  • Demonstration of effective partnerships
  • Innovation in program design
  • Organizational capacity and administrative efficiency

How to Apply

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Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, visit Hilton Foundation.

  • Avatar Sagni says:

    I want to apply and i am from Ethiopia

    • Avatar Reena says:

      Hi Sagni,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity.

      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 Sagni says:

    I want to apply

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