Online Nominations are Open! - Deadline April 1, 2015

World of Children® Award provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective changemakers for children worldwide.

We give awards in 4 categories — Education, Health, Humanitarian, and a Youth Award for individuals under the age of 21 (read Award Requirements). To nominate someone for a 2015 Award, click the button below.


Important Dates

All Nominees must be able to attend the Awards Ceremony on November 5, 2015 in order to be considered for an Award.

  • January 2015 – Nominations open online
  • April 1, 2015 (at 11:59 pm PDT) – Nominations close
  • April – August 2015 – Review & Investigative Process
  • September 2015 – Honorees announced
  • November 5, 2015 – Annual Awards Ceremony in New York City

Awards We Give

Our Awards recognize real-life heroes working to dramatically improve the lives of children. To become a World of Children Award Honoree does not stop at receiving grant funds–our Honorees join a group of 100+ child advocates previously awarded and receive media attention to help their gold-standard programs garner greater success and support.  To learn more about our Awards, click on an image below, or read more here.

World of Children Health Award

The Health Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children through the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences. See the requirements>>

World of Children Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children through social services or humanitarian services. See the requirements >>

World of Children Education Award

The Education Award recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to the education of children thus providing them the platform from which to become fully productive members of society. See the requirements >>

World of Children Youth Award

The Youth Award recognizes a young person under the age of 21 who has made significant contributions in the lives of other children. See the requirements >>


How to Prepare for a Nomination

Nominate a hero like Triveni Acharya

2013 Humanitarian Honoree, Triveni Acharya, Rescue Foundation

You may want to have answers to these questions ready before you begin:

  • Which of the four World of Children Award categories best suits the work of your Nominee?
  • What tangible impact does this Nominee’s work have on children?
  • What is the source of motivation for this Nominee?
  • Why is this Nominee truly exceptional?
  • How would this Nominee use World of Children Award grant funding to improve the lives of children?
  • Nominee’s complete contact information.
  • For more specific information, download our Nomination Form Preparation Guide »
  • For help in submitting a Nomination, download our How to Submit a Nomination Guide »

What is an Honoree?

Each year, we honor child advocates with monetary awards. In this video (featuring our 2013 Honorees), you can gain an understanding of the types of courageous people we honor and the sustainable, life-changing programs they operate as they share their stories of helping some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

View past Honorees >>


Now that you are prepared we invite you to help us find the next changemaker to join the other 100+ Honorees who have received our Award. Nominations for our 2015 Awards are open until April 1. To create an account and begin the Nominations process, click on the button below.

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