World of Children Accepting Nominations for 2019 Awards Program

The  Award program was created to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and across the globe, regardless of political, religious, or geographical boundaries. The program awards grants to support proven, high-impact programs that these individuals have created to ensure that more children’s lives will be touched, improved, and changed forever.

The World of Children Awards honors individuals in a range of categories, including Protection, Education, Humanitarian, Health, and Youth.

1) Protection Award: this 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). Ultimately, the award is designed to ensure that more children live lives that are free and healthy. The minimum grant award is $50,000.

2) Education Award: This award recognizes individuals making a substantial contribution to children in the educational arena. This includes individuals who have made and are making education available to severely underserved populations, or those who innovate new and effective methods of learning and teaching, as well as those whose work creates educational opportunity for children who are challenged or disenfranchised. The minimum grant award is $50,000.

3) Humanitarian Award: This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the areas of social services, education, or humanitarian services. Nominees must have created, managed, or otherwise supported a sustainable program that has significantly contributed to children's opportunities to be safe, to learn, and to grow; must do this work over and above their normal employment, or work for little or no pay; must have been doing this work for a minimum of ten years; and have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing that can receive grant funds. The minimum grant award is $50,000.

4) Health Award: this award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences. Nominees must have created, managed, or otherwise supported a sustainable program that has significantly contributed to the improved health of children; must do this work over and above their normal employment, or work for little or no pay; must have been doing this work for a minimum of ten years; and have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing that can receive grant funds. The minimum grant award is $50,000.

5) Youth Award: This award recognizes youth that are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. Nominees must be under the age of 21 by the nomination submission deadline; have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing that can receive grant funds; and must have been doing this work for a minimum of three years by the nomination submission deadline. The minimum grant award is $25,000.

Complete nomination guidelines and profiles of previous award recipients can be found on the World of Children website.

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Deadline: March 31, 2019