At $2 million, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. The Prize is not only intended to recognize also advance the efforts of the recipient organization but also to call attention to the worldwide need for humanitarian aid also to encourage others to expand their support.
Moreover, Inaugurated in 1996, as a tribute to Conrad N. Hilton’s lifetime of international humanitarian efforts, the annual award is present to a nonprofit organization. Further, judge to have made exemplary and extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. Following initial background also legal review, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize staff conducts an extensive evaluation of the candidates, which is then submitted to an independent, international jury that makes the final selection.
- The nominator should have direct knowledge of the nominated organization’s work.
- Also, the nominator may not be an officer or employee—of 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.
- Further, the nominator may not be a founder of the organization.
- The nominator may not be a Conrad N. Hilton Foundation employee, board member, Prize juror or a family member of a Foundation employee, board member, or Prize juror.
- The nominator may not be a Hilton family member.
- At $2 million, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award present to a nonprofit organization.
- Nominee eligibility
- Further, Nominees must be organizations, not individuals.
- Nominees must be establish, nongovernmental, 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 contact by the Foundation for appropriate documentation.)
- Nominees must be legally establish for at least five years (establish prior to January 2015 for the 2020 Prize).
- Nominees must have audited financial statements for at least five years.
- Likewise, Nominees must have expenditures greater than the U.S. $750,000 in their most recent audited fiscal year of operation.
- It is strongly encourage that if a nominee has multiple branch offices that the umbrella organization is the nominee.