Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Nominations invited for the 2012 Hilton Humanitarian Prize

 The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Hilton Humanitarian Prize, which is the world’s largest humanitarian award.

The Prize is to an organization, anywhere in the world, judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering—often operating at great risk, hardship or personal sacrifice. 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.

Nominators submitting nominations of eligible organizations should have direct knowledge about their work, but they should not be their employees or family members. Board members may nominate providing they receive no payment for their service.

Nominee eligibility
        Nominees must be organizations, not individuals.

        Nominees must be established, non-governmental, 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 2006 for the 2012 Prize) in order to be considered.

        Nominees must have an operating budget (expenditures) greater than U.S. $500,000 in their most recent (audited fiscal) year of operation.
        An organization that has received a single grant of $1.5 million or more from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation must wait three years before being eligible for nomination.

Nominations close on 29 April 2011. For more information, visit this link.

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