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    • Australian humanitarian awards

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    • Carnegie Hall Medal of Excellence winners

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    • Charlemagne Prize

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    • Recipients of the Carnegie Medal (Carnegie Hero Fund)

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    • Righteous Among the Nations

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    • 21st Century Leaders Awards

    • The 21st Century Leaders was founded in 2003, by Charlotte di Vita MBE, a Goodwill Ambassador to the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund. The 21st Century Leaders programme was launched by Trade plus Aid, British Charity Registration 1061376. Trade plus Aid is an ethical trading organisation established in order to create e ... Read »


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    • AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy

    • The AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy formerly Award for International Scientific Cooperation is awarded by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), with collaboration with its affiliated organizations, seeks to recognize an individual or a limited number of individuals working together in the sci ... Read »


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    • Abraham Horwitz Award

    • The Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health was created in 1975 and is awarded each year in recognition of leadership that has improved people's health and lives in the Americas. The award is presented in honor of Dr. Abraham Horwitz, the former director of the Pan American H ... Read »


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    • Ahimsa Award

    • The Ahimsa Award is an annual award given by Institute of Jainology in recognition of individuals who embody and promote the principles of Ahimsa (Non-violence). It was established in 2006 and has since been awarded at the annual “Ahimsa Day” event, on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The ... Read »


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    • Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism

    • The Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal for Humanitarianism was established in 1989. It is given to individuals who have demonstrated exemplary service to humanity. Recipients include: Often confused with this award is the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism, established in 1986. ... Read »


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    • Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism

    • The Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism is a prize given to people who made exemplary contributions to humanity and the environment. The goal of the prize is to advance the cause of humanitarianism. The prize was established in 1986 by Albert Toepfer, an international grain merchant from Hamburg, Germany. Previ ... Read »


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    • Allan Waters Humanitarian Award

    • The Allan Waters Humanitarian Award is awarded by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences to Canadian musicians who have made significant humanitarian efforts. Since 2006, it is given annually every Juno Awards ceremony and named after one of the founders of CHUM Limited. ... Read »


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    • Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

    • The Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy was inaugurated on December 10, 2001 by representatives of the more than twenty institutions Andrew Carnegie established all over the world. This award, created at the centennial observance of Mr. Carnegie’s official career as a philanthropist, is given to one or more individ ... Read »


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    • APA International Humanitarian Award

    • The APA International Humanitarian Award is an award of the American Psychological Association that "recognizes extraordinary humanitarian service and activism by a psychologist or a team of psychologists, including professional and/or volunteer work conducted primarily in the field with underserved populations." ... Read »


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    • ARRL International Humanitarian Award

    • The ARRL International Humanitarian Award is an award by the American Radio Relay League given to Its criteria state that ... Read »


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    • Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award

    • The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Award (AHMA) was founded by Austrian Service Abroad in 2006. The prize is annually conferred on a person or an institution, which has shown special endeavors for the memory of the Shoa. Since 1992 more than 500 young Austrians rendered an Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service in Arge ... Read »


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    • Awards of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Russia

    • Known internationally as "EMERCOM", Russia's Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and Disaster Relief is composed of both military and civilian personnel. It encompasses land, naval and air assets, the State Fire Service, rescue teams and its own academies. This article is dedicated to the award system of t ... Read »


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    • Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award

    • The Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award (BWD or Bishop Walker Dinner) is an award presented annually by Africare to recognize those whose work has made a significant impact on raising the standard of living in Africa. The award is named after John T. Walker, former Episcopal Bishop of Washing ... Read »


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    • Bob Hope Humanitarian Award

    • The Bob Hope Humanitarian Award was established in 2002 by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in recognition of Bob Hope's trailblazing career. The award, one of the highest honors presented by the Board, recognizes the contributions made by Hope, for more than half a century, to the ... Read »


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    • Brandeis Award (privacy)

    • The Brandeis Award is named in honor of Louis Brandeis and awarded by Patient Privacy Rights, a health privacy watchdog. It recognizes "significant intellectual, cultural, legal, scholarly, and technical contributions to the field of health information privacy." (In his 1928 dissent to Olmstead v. United States, Brande ... Read »


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    • British Hero of the Holocaust

    • The British Hero of the Holocaust award is a special national award given by the government of the United Kingdom in recognition of British citizens who assisted in rescuing victims of the Holocaust. On 9 March 2010 it was awarded to 25 individuals posthumously, and to two living people, Sir Nicholas Winton aged 100, a ... Read »


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    • Carnegie Hero Fund

    • The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, also known as Carnegie Hero Fund, was established to recognize persons who perform extraordinary acts of heroism in civilian life in the United States and Canada, and to provide financial assistance for those disabled and the dependents of those killed saving or attempting to save oth ... Read »


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    • Carnegie Hero Fund Trust

    • The Carnegie Hero Fund Trust was established in 1908 as a British extension to the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission which had been founded in 1904 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Trust was founded upon a financial endowment from the Scottish Philanthropist and steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. The purpose of the Trust is to ... Read »


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    • Charlemagne Prize

    • The Charlemagne Prize (German: Karlspreis; full name originally Internationaler Karlspreis der Stadt Aachen, International Charlemagne Prize of the City of Aachen, since 1988 Internationaler Karlspreis zu Aachen, International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen) is one of the most prestigious European prizes. It has been awar ... Read »


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    • CHL Humanitarian of the Year

    • The CHL Humanitarian of the Year Award is given out annually to the Canadian Hockey League player judged to have made the most notable contribution to his community in a humanitarian sense. ... Read »


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    • Citizen of the World

    • The Sergio Vieira de Mello Citizen of the World award is given out by the United Nations Correspondents Association to those deemed to have made a significant contribution. It was initiated in 2003, in honour of Brazilian diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, who was killed in the ... Read »


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    • Civil Courage Prize

    • The Civil Courage Prize is a human rights award which recognizes "steadfast resistance to evil at great personal risk — rather than military valor." The prize was founded in 2000 by the Northcote Parkinson Fund. The goal of the prize is not to create a "ranking", but "to draw attention individually to some extraor ... Read »


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    • Charlie Conacher Humanitarian Award

    • The Charlie Conacher Humanitarian Award (or Charlie Conacher Memorial Trophy) was an award given to a National Hockey League (NHL) player who made "outstanding contribution to humanitarian or community service projects". It was established in 1968 in the memory of Hockey Hall of Fame player Charlie Conacher, who died o ... Read »


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    • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

    • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

      The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is an American non-profit charitable foundation, established in 1944 by hotel entrepreneur Conrad N. Hilton. It remained relatively small until his death on January 3, 1979 when it was named the principal beneficiary of his estate. In 2007, Conrad's son, Barron Hilton announced that he w ... Read »


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    • Courage to Care Award

    • Since April 23, 1987, the Anti-Defamation League has given award to honor rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust era. The award, called Courage to Care, was renamed in 2011 as the ADL Jan Karski Courage to Care Award in honor of one of its 1988 recipients, Jan Karski, a Polish Righteous who provided one of the first eye ... Read »


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    • Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy

    • The Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy is awarded each year to an Ontario Hockey League player who makes a notable humanitarian contribution within his community. Each year the OHL awards a player that has demonstrated outstanding qualities as a positive role model in the community with the OHL Humanitarian Award. The OHL Hum ... Read »


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    • David Angell Humanitarian Award


    • Diana Memorial Award

    • The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Award for Inspirational Young People was established in 1999 by a board chaired by the then Chancellor, Gordon Brown, who felt that the award would reflect the personal interest of Diana, Princess of Wales in supporting the outstanding achievements of young people. This award is se ... Read »


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    • Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy

    • The Doug Wickenheiser Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the Western Hockey League humanitarian of the year. The winner is the player who best shows a commitment to his community and to humanitarian values. The award received its current name in May 2001 when it was renamed in honour of Doug Wickenheiser, who ... Read »


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    • Edelstam Prize

    • The Edelstam Prize, named after Harald Edelstam, is awarded annually by the Harald Edelstam Foundation. The Edelstam Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions and exceptional courage in standing up for one’s beliefs in the defense of Human Rights. The Edelstam Prize is named after, and awarded in memory of, t ... Read »


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    • El-Hibri Peace Education Prize

    • El-Hibri Peace Education Prize

      The El-Hibri Peace Education Prize was established by Fuad El-Hibri in 2007 for the purpose of honoring an outstanding scholar, practitioner or policymaker annually in order to raise awareness of and to promote the expansion of the field of peace education. Today the prize is the longest-running program of the El-Hibri ... Read »


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    • Elizabeth Fleming Stier Award

    • The Elizabeth Fleming Stier Award has been issued every year since 1997. It is awarded to a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) who has pursued humanitarian ideals and unselfish dedication to the well-being of the food industry, academia, students, or the general public. The award is named for Elizabeth ... Read »


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    • European Charlemagne Youth Prize

    • The European Charlemagne Youth Prize, sometimes shortened Charlemagne Youth Prize, is a prize that since 2008 has been annually awarded by the European Parliament and the foundation of the original Charlemagne Prize to young people who have contributed towards the process of European integration. Like the Charlemagne P ... Read »


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    • Four Freedoms Award

    • The Four Freedoms Award is an annual award presented to those men and women whose achievements have demonstrated a commitment to those principles which President Franklin Delano Roosevelt proclaimed in his historic speech to Congress on January 6, 1941, as essential to democracy: freedom of speech and expression, freed ... Read »


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    • Freedom Award

    • The International Rescue Committee (IRC) bestows its Freedom Award for extraordinary contributions to the cause of refugees and human freedom. According to the IRC, "The Freedom Award reveals the remarkable ability of an individual to shape history and change for the better a world moving toward freedom for all." The ... Read »


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    • Hanns Martin Schleyer Foundation


    • The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership

    • The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership is a philanthropic award for leaders in the nonprofit sector. According to Bloomberg News, the prize "honor[s] those who have demonstrated 'bold leadership' in the nonprofit sector and have shared their best practices with others." The Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonp ... Read »


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    • Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

    • The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize (野口英世アフリカ賞, Noguchi Hideyo Afurika Shō?) honors men and women "with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfa ... Read »


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    • Ho-Am Prize in Community Service

    • The Ho-Am Prize in Community Service was established in 1990 by Kun-Hee Lee, the Chairman of Samsung, to honour the late Chairman, Byung-chull Lee, the founder of the company. The Ho-Am Prize in Community Service is one of six prizes awarded annually, covering the five categories of Science, Engineering, Medicine, Arts ... Read »


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    • Hodson Award

    • The Hodson Award is an American Bar Association award for extraordinary service by a government or public-sector legal office. The recipients are chosen from all offices, bureaus, and departments within the country and range in purpose and goal. The award is named in honor of the distinguished public service career of ... Read »


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    • Hong Kong Humanity Award

    • The Hong Kong Humanity Award is co-organized by the Hong Kong Red Cross and Radio Television Hong Kong. It is the first of its kind in Hong Kong aims to give tribute to those live up to and put into practice the spirit of humanity. The awardees have outstanding achievement in humanitarian contribution by their volunta ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal

    • Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal

      The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal is an award in the Australian honours system. The award is presented to those who perform humanitarian service in a foreign country, in particular those working in dangerous environments or conditions or during a humanitarian crisis. The award was introduced by letters patent on ... Read »


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    • IRI Freedom Award

    • IRI Freedom Award is the annual award "to honor individuals who have worked to advance freedom and democracy in their countries and around the world" established by the International Republican Institute in 1995. ... Read »


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    • Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage

    • The Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage is an international award established in 2010 by the Georgia Institute of Technology in recognition of the late Ivan Allen Jr. A Georgia Tech alumnus, Allen became a pivotal leader during America's struggle for racial integration during the 1960s. While mayor of Atlanta, Geor ... Read »


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    • Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

    • The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) at the Governors Awards ceremonies for an individual's outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes. The award category was instituted in 1956 and first awarded at the 29th Academy Awards, in Marc ... Read »


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    • Susan Jeske

    • Susan Jeske (born c. 1958) is the first Ms. America and is President of Ms. America Pageant. She has been involved in pageantry for over 35 years as a competitor, judge, and pageant director at over 200 local, state, national and international pageant competitions. In 2007, Susan Jeske was honored with the Lifetime Pre ... Read »


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    • King Baudouin International Development Prize

    • The King Baudouin Foundation is an independent and pluralistic foundation based in Brussels whose aim is to serve society. The Foundation was created in 1976, to mark the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin’s reign. Its main objective is to make a lasting contribution to justice, democracy and respect for diversity. ... Read »


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    • Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award

    • The Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award, known until 2009 as the Mary Woodard Lasker Public Service Award, is awarded by the Lasker Foundation to honor an individual or organization whose public service has profoundly enlarged the possibilities for medical research and the health sciences and their impact on the heal ... Read »


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    • Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award

    • The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award is awarded annually by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Policy Studies. It is awarded to those advancing the cause of human rights in the Americas. The Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award commemorates Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt, who in 1976 were assassinated in Wa ... Read »


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    • List of volunteer awards

    • This is a list of awards issued by organisations and governmental bodies honoring the contributions of volunteers (unpaid staff). Whereas many organisations honor volunteers who serve within those individual organisations, these awards listed here recognize volunteers contributing to a variety of nonprofit organisation ... Read »


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    • Philip Loeb Humanitarian Award

    • This award was named in memory of the blacklisted prominent actor and Actors' Equity Association worker Philip Loeb, who committed suicide in 1955 after losing his craft to McCarthyism. The award was bestowed only twice. ... Read »


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    • Longford Prize

    • The Longford Prize is an annual award presented in the United Kingdom to an organisation or individual working in the field of social or penal reform. The award was established in 2002 in honour of Lord Longford, a lifelong penal reform campaigner, and has been sponsored by both The Independent and the Daily Telegraph. ... Read »


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    • Marian Anderson Award

    • The Marian Anderson Award was originally established in 1943 by African American singer Marian Anderson after she was awarded the $10,000 Bok Prize that year by the city of Philadelphia. Anderson used the award money to establish a singing competition to help support young singers; recipients of which include Camilla W ... Read »


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    • MLS Humanitarian of the Year Award

    • The MLS Humanitarian of the Year Award, also known as the MLS W.O.R.K.S Humanitarian of the Year Award, is given to a Major League Soccer player who exemplifies both skill on the field and service within the community. This finalists of the award are nominated by their respective teams, then the winner is voted on by t ... Read »


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    • Mother Teresa Awards

    • The Mother Teresa Awards are awards to honour individuals and organizations that promote peace, equality and social justice, and aim to encourage the cause of justice and peaceful coexistence, while providing a impetus for society to imbibe these values. The award is given in honour of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa ... Read »


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    • Nansen Refugee Award

    • Nansen Refugee Award

      The UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award is awarded annually by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to an individual, group, or organization in recognition of outstanding service to the cause of refugees, displaced or stateless people. It was established in 1954. The award is named after the intrepid N ... Read »


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    • National RTI Awards

    • Public Cause Research Foundation (PCRF) was a Delhi, India-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) that campaigned for just, transparent, accountable and participatory governance. Public Cause Research Foundation was established on 19 December 2006 by Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia and Abhinandan Sekhri. Kejriw ... Read »


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    • Neerja Bhanot Award

    • The Neerja Bhanot Award is an award of recognition conferred up to once a year by the The Neerja Bhanot Pan Am Trust in India to a woman of that country subjected to social injustice, who faces the situation with grit and determination and extends help to other women in similar distress. The annual Neerja Bhanot Award ... Read »


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    • Olof Palme Prize

    • The Olof Palme Prize is an annual prize awarded for an outstanding achievement in the spirit of Olof Palme. The Prize consists of a diploma and 75,000 US dollars. The prize was established in February 1987 and is awarded by the "Olof Palmes minnesfond för internationell förstÃ¥else och gemensam säkerhet", a ... Read »


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    • Otto Hahn Peace Medal

    • The Otto Hahn Peace Medal in Gold is named after the German nuclear chemist and 1944 Nobel Laureate Otto Hahn, an honorary citizen of Berlin. The medal is in memory of his worldwide involvement in the politics of peace and humanitarian causes, in particular since the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagas ... Read »


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    • PAHO Foundation

    • PAHO Foundation is a 501(c) (3) philanthropic organization devoted to combating disease, lengthening life, improving health care, fostering research, and training health care workers. It was established September 5, 1968 under the name of Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) and is based in Atlanta, GA. ... Read »


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    • President's Call to Service Award


    • President's Volunteer Service Award


    • Prix Blumenthal

    • The Prix Blumenthal (or Blumenthal Prize) was a grant or stipend awarded through the philanthropy of Florence Meyer Blumenthal (1875–1930) — and the foundation she created, Fondation franco-américaine Florence Blumenthal (Franco-American Florence Blumenthal Foundation) — to discover young French artis ... Read »


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    • Profile in Courage Award

    • The Profile in Courage Award is a private award given to recognize displays of courage similar to those John F. Kennedy described in his book Profiles in Courage. It is given to individuals (often elected officials) who, by acting in accord with their conscience, risked their careers or lives by pursuing a larger visio ... Read »


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    • Prudential Spirit of Community Award

    • The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high sch ... Read »


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    • Public Service Recognition Award

    • The Public Service Recognition Award is an honor bestowed by the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts to recognize citizens who have performed outstanding acts of service to the community. It is presented "to a citizen or citizens of Dedham who by his/her actions best exemplifies the spirit of public service through their sha ... Read »


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    • QMJHL Humanitarian of the Year

    • The QMJHL Humanitarian of the Year Award is awarded annually by the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League to one player for humanitarianism and community involvement. The player also receives a plaque which is known as the Wittnauer Plaque, and formerly known as the Karcher Plaque from 1992 to 1997. ... Read »


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    • Queen's Award for Voluntary Service


    • Ramon Magsaysay Award

    • Ramon Magsaysay Award

      The Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay's example of integrity in governance, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society. The prize was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothe ... Read »


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    • Raoul Wallenberg Award

    • The Raoul Wallenberg Award is bestowed by The Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States on "individuals, organizations, and communities whose courage, selflessness and success against great odds personified those of Raoul Wallenberg himself." It has been awarded periodically since 1985, when the inaugural award w ... Read »


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    • Real Heroes Award

    • Real Heroes Award, is a social initiative by CNN-IBN in collaboration with Reliance Industries, instituted in 2008 to honour ordinary Indians for their remarkable contribution to the society. The objective of recognizing and appreciating the ordinary citizens who have sacrificed their life magnanimously towards shaping ... Read »


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    • The Ridenhour Prizes

    • The Ridenhour Prizes comprise awards in four categories given annually in recognition of those "who persevere in acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society". The awards are presented by The Nation Institute and The Fertel Foundation in reco ... Read »


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    • Right Livelihood Award

    • Right Livelihood Award

      The Right Livelihood Award is an international award to "honour and support those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today." The prize was established in 1980 by German-Swedish philanthropist Jakob von Uexkull, and is presented annually in early December. An international j ... Read »


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    • Robert Burns Humanitarian Award

    • The Robert Burns Humanitarian Award is an award presented annually around the time of Robert Burns' birthday to a group or individual who has saved, improved or enriched the lives of others or society as a whole, through self-sacrifice, selfless service, hands-on charitable or volunteer work, or other acts. The winner ... Read »


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    • Sidney Hollander Award

    • The Sidney Hollander Award is an award given by the Sidney Hollander Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and named in honor of Sidney Hollander. In December 1941, a foundation was set up in order to honor Sidney Hollander. Hollander was an influential humanitarian living in Baltimore, Maryland during the mid-20t ... Read »


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    • Solidar Silver Rose Award

    • SOLIDAR's Silver Rose Awards were launched in 2000 to help raise the profile of individuals and organisations whose outstanding work is fuelled by vision and tireless commitment and whose achievements have contributed greatly to the struggle for a just and civil society. Winners are sometimes well-known; others are s ... Read »


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    • Steiger Award

    • The Steiger Award or Der Steiger is an international award established in 2005 and presented annually by the award organization based in Bochum, Germany. The title refers to steiger (mining foreman), reflecting the qualities of responsibility, honesty, openness and hard work valued in the Ruhr region where the award is ... Read »


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    • Takeda Awards

    • The Takeda Foundation, is an organisation based in Japan. In 2001 it launched an annual awards program, which presented awards accompanied by 100 million yen under the categories social/economic well-being, individual/humanity well-being, and world environmental well-being. Awardees within each category are listed ... Read »


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    • The Nichols-Chancellor's Medal


    • Harrison Tweed Award

    • The Harrison Tweed Award was created in 1956 to recognize the extraordinary achievements of state and local bar associations that develop or significantly expand projects or programs to increase access to civil legal services for poor persons or criminal defense services for indigents. This award is given annually by t ... Read »


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    • Via Bona Award

    • The Via Bona Awards for Philanthropy are annual awards presented by the Via Foundation to acknowledge exemplary philanthropy of companies and individuals who have a history of strong support of the work of non-profit organizations in the Czech Republic. The Via Foundation supports community and philanthropy development ... Read »


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    • Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States

    • The Raoul Wallenberg Committee of the United States was created in May 1981 to "perpetuate the humanitarian ideals and the nonviolent courage of Raoul Wallenberg". It bestows the Raoul Wallenberg Awards on individuals, organizations and communities that reflect Wallenberg's "humanitarian spirit, personal courage and n ... Read »


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    • Wallenberg Medal

    • The Wallenberg Medal of the University of Michigan is awarded to outstanding humanitarians whose actions on behalf of the defenseless and oppressed reflect the heroic commitment and sacrifice of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who rescued tens of thousands of Jews in Budapest during the closing months of World W ... Read »


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    • William E. Harmon Foundation Award for Distinguished Achievement Among Negroes

    • The William E. Harmon Foundation Award for Distinguished Achievement among Negroes, commonly referred to as the Harmon Award or Harmon Foundation Award, was a philanthropic and cultural award created in 1926 by William E. Harmon and administered by the Harmon Foundation. It was offered for distinguished achievements in ... Read »


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    • William J. Brennan Award

    • William J. Brennan, Jr., who authored the opinion in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, has several awards named in his honor, which are presented to individuals for dedication to public interest and free expression. Awards named after William J. Brennan, Jr. are presented by the following organizations. The William J ... Read »


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    • World Habitat Awards

    • The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as part of its contribution to the United Nations' International Year of Shelter for the Homeless in 1987. Two awards are given annually to projects from the Global South as well as the North that provide practical, innovat ... Read »


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    • Yanick Dupre Memorial Award

    • The Yanick Dupre Memorial Award is presented annually to the American Hockey League's man of the year for service to his local community. The award winner is chosen by the league president. The award is named after former Hershey Bears player Yanick Dupre, who died of leukemia at age 24. ... Read »


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