Prize Laureates 2006

Hilton Humanitarian Prize Laureates

Each year the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is presented to the recipient organization at an award ceremony. In recognition of extraordinary contributions, each Hilton Prize recipient receives a monetary award of $1.5 million and a Humanitarian Prize sculpture.


2014-prize-main-image-21Fountain House/Clubhouse International (2014)

Recipient of the 2014 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, Fountain House/Clubhouse International is dedicated to the recovery of individuals with mental illness all over the world.

Prize recipient 2012: HelpAge InternationalECPAT International (2013)

Recipient of the 2013 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, ECPAT International is the leading global network exclusively dedicated to ending child prostitution, child pornography and the trafficking of children for sexual purposes.

Prize recipient 2012: HelpAge InternationalHelpAge International (2012)

Recipient of the 2012 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, HelpAge International is the only global organization with a singular focus on providing assistance to and advocating for disadvantaged older people.

Prize recipient 2011: Handicap International Handicap International (2011)

Recipient of the 2011 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, Handicap International is the largest international NGO of its kind, specializing in assisting all acutely vulnerable populations.

Prize recipient 2010: Aravind Eye Care SystemAravind Eye Care System (2010)

Aravind Eye Care System is the world's largest eye care provider. It has developed innovative technologies allowing it to perform 300,000 eye surgeries each year—70 percent of which are subsidized or free for the poor.

Prize recipient 2009: PATHPATH (2009)

PATH (formerly Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) was founded in 1977 and addresses health-related technologies, behaviors, and systems needed to bring health within reach for everyone.

Prize recipient 2008: BRACBRAC (2008)

BRAC (formerly Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee) was founded in 1972 by Fazle Hasan Abed. The organization is now considered the largest anti-poverty group in the world.

Prize recipient 2007: TostanTostan (2007)

Based in Senegal, Tostan has worked in 10 African countries, using a non-formal teaching model including traditional stories, poems, songs, and theater in 22 national languages to help thousands of villagers bring about social change in their own communities.

Prize recipient 2006: Women for WomenWomen for Women International (2006)

Women for Women International works with women survivors of war and conflict in nine countries. Through direct aid and micro-credit loans, the organization has assisted hundreds of thousands of people.

Prize recipient 2005: Partners in HealthPartners In Health (2005)

Founded in 1987 in an impoverished squatter settlement in Haiti, Partners In Health has become a global health movement to bring modern medical science to the world's poor.

Prize recipient 2004: Heifer InternationalHeifer International (2004)

For more than 60 years, Heifer International has been giving livestock to poor families and teaching sustainable agriculture in its efforts to end hunger and poverty.

Prize recipient 2003: IRTCInternational Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (2003)

The IRCT has long been at the forefront of treating victims of torture, and, as a worldwide voice for these victims, the organization has called on the global community to accept its shared responsibility in solving this problem.

Prize recipient 2002: SOS Children's VillagesSOS Children's Villages/SOS-Kinderdorf International (2002)

SOS Children's Villages/SOS-Kinderdorf International addresses the needs of orphans with a simple principle—to give each child a family, a home, and a village with schools, day care, medical care, and youth facilities.

Prize recipient 2001: St. Christopher’s HospiceSt. Christopher's Hospice (2001)

The inspiration for the modern worldwide hospice movement, St. Christopher's Hospice established a model of compassionate palliative care that has transformed the lives of terminally ill patients and those close to them.

Prize recipient 2000: Casa AlianzaCasa Alianza (2000)

Casa Alianza is the largest private agency in the Americas serving the first casualties of poverty, war, natural disaster, political repression, and family and community disintegration: children.

Prize recipient 1999: AMREFAMREF (African Medical and Research Foundation) (1999)

The largest international non-governmental health organization based in Africa, AMREF works to train Africans in healthcare and health-related practices.

Prize recipient 1998: Doctors Without BordersDoctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (1998)

An international humanitarian aid organization, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières delivers emergency medical relief to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and social marginalization.

Prize recipient 1997: International Rescue CommitteeInternational Rescue Committee (1997)

The International Rescue Committee is among the world's leading humanitarian agencies providing relief, rehabilitation, protection, resettlement service, and advocacy for refugees, displaced persons, and victims of oppression and violent conflict.

Prize recipient 1996: Operation SmileOperation Smile (1996)

With the support of volunteer medical professionals and donated equipment, Operation Smile has performed free reconstructive surgery on tens of thousands of impoverished children and young adults, freeing them from disfiguring conditions such as cleft lips, cleft palates, and burn scars.