The Charles Bronfman Prize annually recognizes Jewish humanitarians whose work, while inspired by personal Jewish values, is of universal benefit to all people. The award program seeks to honor next-generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way, and who have created a mechanism for acting on that vision in ways that deliver measurable results.
The prize celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual (or group of individuals) under the age of 50 whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world. The prize is designed to bring public recognition to young, dynamic individuals whose Jewish values infuse their humanitarian accomplishments and provide inspiration to future generations. The prize recipient(s) will join a cohort of recipients who exhibit leadership, innovation, and impact.
The prize accepts nominations from around the world in all areas of humanitarian endeavor across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to medicine and science, education, human rights, conflict resolution, community development, and compassionate care. Past recipients represent a range of endeavors and accomplishments in the fields of genetics, the environment, medical education, humanitarian relief, the transformation of public education, and human rights.
Nominees should be individuals or teams (not organizations). Nominees should self-define as being Jewish, however that manifests itself to the individual nominee. While nominees must self-identify as Jewish, their endeavors may be universal, contributing to the betterment of the world at large.
Nominators are encouraged to collaborate with their nominee to present a strong, well-informed nomination. Self-nominations are not accepted.
The prize recipient(s) will receive an award of $100,000.
The program will be accepting nominations as of November 1, 2017. All nominations must be received no later than January 12, 2018.
Visit the prize program's website for complete nomination guidelines, the nomination form, and information about previous recipients.