The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize
The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the worldís largest humanitarian award at $2 million. Established in 1996, it is given 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. Learn more about the prize on our main website.
How to nominate
The Hilton Humanitarian Prize accepts nominations online at this website. Please note that self-nominations are not accepted. Please see our frequently asked questions to learn more about Prize nominations, or contact our staff at email@example.com with questions.
The nomination period for the 2018 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is not yet open. Please return here later this year to nominate an organization. (You can, however, register to nominate if you haven't already.)
- The nominator should have direct knowledge of the nominated organizationís 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.
- 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 prior to nomination (established prior to January 2012 for the 2018 Prize) in order to be considered.
- Nominees must have an operating budget (expenditures) greater than U.S. $750,000 in their most recent (audited fiscal) year of operation.
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