Foundation / Corporation
The Charles Bronfman Prize
Award to recognize a USA, Canada, or International individual Jewish leader under the age of 50 who has made a significant, tangible, and positive global impact. Individuals may be nominated for achievements in any field, including the environment, genetics, medical education, public education, humanitarian relief, human rights, economy, and storytelling.
The Charles Bronfman Prize recognizes young humanitarians whose work is grounded in their Jewish values and is of universal benefit to all people. The goal of the Prize is to recognize dynamic leaders whose innovation and impact serve as inspiration for the next generation.
The Charles Bronfman Prize seeks to honor today’s Jewish heroes: next-generation leaders under the age of 50 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 and have delivered measurable results. Past recipients have distinguished themselves through their work in the environment, genetics, humanitarian relief, human rights, medical education, public education, the economy, and storytelling to convey values across cultures.
Proposals must address the following four questions:
- What is your Nominee’s vision for change to better the world in a meaningful way? Describe how the Nominee’s vision is pioneering change in his/her field.
- What model/mechanism has your Nominee created to enact his/her vision, and what are the measurable results? Describe how the endeavors of the Nominee demonstrate his/her impact both qualitatively and quantitatively, and how his/her effectiveness has been broadly endorsed.
- How has and does your Nominee exhibit innovation, leadership, and impact in his/her chosen field? Describe how your Nominee has created new paradigms through his/her leadership and guidance, how he/she is connected to the larger field, and whether he/she is recognized as a leader within the field and globally.
- How do your Nominee’s Jewish values and universal regard for humanity inspire future generations? Describe how your Nominee’s Jewish values and universal regard for humanity are models for next generations of leadership.
GrantWatch ID#: 177586
The award is $100,000.
- Nominees must be individuals or teams, not organizations. Specifically, we are interested in those who created the vision on which the organization/endeavor is founded.
- Nominees must not have reached their 50th birthday by the close of the nomination period. There are no exceptions to this date.
- Nominees must be next-generation leaders who have a vision for change that will better the world in a meaningful way.
- Nominees must have created a mechanism for acting on their vision in ways that deliver measurable results.
- Nominees have exhibited innovation, leadership, and impact in their chosen field.
- Nominees must espouse Jewish values and demonstrate universal regard for humanity that will inspire and serve as a model for future generations.
The annual cycle of The Charles Bronfman Prize begins in the Fall with a ‘Call for Nominations’ for the Prize to be presented the following year. The evaluation process is conducted in three stages over the winter and spring, with a recipient announced in the fall.
Nominees are bought to the attention of the Prize by a nominating team consisting of a Nominator and three References. Nominees cannot self-nominate. The Nominator acts as the point of contact between the Prize and the nominee during the nomination and evaluation process.
The ‘Call’ opens November 1, 2018, and closes January 15, 2019, to allow nominating teams to adequately prepare their nominations.
All nominating teams and nominees will be notified if they have not been successful in the summer. The Prize recipient will be announced in the fall.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Send nomination packages to:
The Charles Bronfman Prize
445 Park Avenue, Suite 16A
New York, NY 10022
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