Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize – Oct 1

Posted on July 16, 2019

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Accepting Applications for 2020 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize

The $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the largest annual humanitarian award presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. 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.

To be eligible for the prize, nominees must be an established, nongovernmental, publicly supported charitable organizations (not an individual with tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code (or the equivalent for international organizations; international nominees will be contacted by the foundation for appropriate documentation); have been legally established for at least five years and have audited financial statements for at least five years; and have expenditures greater than. $750,000 in their most recent audited fiscal year of operation. (It is strongly encouraged that if a nominee has multiple branch offices the umbrella organization be the nominee.)

To be eligible to nominate an organization, the nominator should have direct knowledge of the nominated organization’s work and not be an officer or employee of (or any other individual receiving remuneration for his or her services from) the nominated organization; a founder or family member of an officer or employee of the nominated organization; a Conrad N. Hilton Foundation employee, board member, prize juror, or a family member of a foundation employee, board member, or prize juror; and/or a Hilton family member.

The prize committee will accept nominations online through October 1, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

See the Hilton Humanitarian Prize website for an FAQ and a link to the complete call for nominations, or contact Hilton Foundation staff at with questions.

Deadline: October 1, 2019

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