Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize

The $1.5 million (U.S.) Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is awarded annually to an organization making extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world.

Nominee Eligibility:

  • Nominees must be organizations, not individuals.
  • Nominees must be established, non-governmental, publicly supported charitable organizations.
  • U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status—or the equivalent for international organizations—will determine eligibility.
  • Nominees must be legally established for at least five years (established prior to for the Hilton Humanitarian Prize) in order to be considered.
  • Nominees must have an operating budget (expenditure) greater than U.S. $500,000.
  • An organization that has received a single grant of $1.5 million or more from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation must wait 3 years before being eligible for nomination.

    Nominator Qualifications:

  • The Nominator should have direct knowledge of the nominated organization’s work.
  • The Nominator may not be an officer or employee—or any other individual receiving remuneration for their 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.

    Evaluation Criteria:

  • Nomination material should emphasize the organization’s accomplishments rather than future goals.
  • Both historic and recent performance should be addressed.
  • Following are suggested criteria to consider in describing your Nominee’s work:
  • Extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering
  • Established record of achievement
  • Innovation in program design
  • Organizational capacity and administrative efficiency
  • Demonstration of long-term impact

    For more information and application, visit: Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Prize Website