Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize


The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation awards the annual $2 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to a nonprofit organization doing extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering. The Prize helps recognize and advance the efforts of the recipient organization and calls attention to the worldwide need for humanitarian aid and support. The Prize is the largest award in the world recognizing individual humanitarian accomplishment.

The Hilton Foundation welcomes nominations in accordance with the guidelines set forward on its website. Following initial background and legal review, the Prize staff conducts an extensive evaluation of the candidates, which is then submitted to an independent, international jury that make the final decision.

The Prize dinner ceremony is held at the annual gathering of individual donors and private and public foundations sponsored by the Global Philanthropy Forum.


2014: Fountain House/Clubhouse International
2013: ECPAT
2012: HelpAge International
2011: Handicap International
2010: Aravind Eye Care System
2009: PATH
2008: BRAC
2007: Tostan
2006: Women for Women International
2005: Partners in Health
2004: Heifer International
2003: International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims
2002: SOS Children’s Villages/SOS-Kinderdorf International
2001: St. Christopher’s Hospice
2000: Casa Alianza
1999: African Medical and Research Foundation
1998: Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres
1997: International Rescue Committee
1996: Operation Smile



Judy M. Miller
Vice President & Director

Agoura Hills


Prize Amount:
$2 million

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