World of Children Accepting Nominations for 2017 Awards Program

The World of Children Award program was created to recognize individuals who make a difference in the lives of children in the United States and around the globe. To that end, the program awards grants in support of proven, high-impact programs that ensure that more children’s lives will be touched, improved, and changed forever.

The World of Children Awards honors individuals in six categories: Protection, Education, Humanitarian, Health, Youth, and Alumni.

1) Protection 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). The minimum grant award is $50,000.

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

3) Humanitarian 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: 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; must have an existing nonprofit organization in good standing, which can receive grant funds. The minimum grant award is $50,000.

5) Youth Award: Recognizes youth who 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 have been doing this work for a minimum of three years by the nomination submission deadline. The minimum grant award is $25,000.

6) Alumni Award: Recognizes past honorees whose work on behalf of children has excelled and awards them additional funds to further that work. Nominees must have previously received a World of Children Award.

For complete nomination guidelines and profiles of previous award recipients, see the World of Children website.

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