Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize

Posted by on August 25, 2008

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Seeks Nominations for Humanitarian Prize
Deadline: November 3, 2008

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation ( is seeking nominations for its 2009 Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world’s largest humanitarian award. The $1.5 million award is presented annually to an organization anywhere in the world doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering.

The award is for organizations, not individuals. Nominees must be established, non-governmental, publicly supported charitable organizations. Nominees must be legally established for at least five years (established prior to 2004) in order to be considered. Nominees must have an operating budget (expenditure) greater than U.S. $500,000.

The nominator should have direct knowledge of the nominated organization’s work, but may not be an officer or employee, or any other individual receiving remuneration for their 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.

Since the prize is not a grant, nomination material should emphasize the organization’s accomplishments rather than future goals. Both historic and recent performance should be addressed.

Visit the Hilton Foundation Web site for complete program information.

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