Nominations for the World’s Largest Annual Humanitarian Award to be Accepted Year-Round

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation today announced that the nomination process for the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize has been extended from one month to a full year. At $2.5 million, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest annual humanitarian award presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering.

Inaugurated in 1996 as a tribute to Conrad N. Hilton’s lifetime of international humanitarian efforts, the Hilton Prize honors the efforts of those who help others for the benefit and progress of humanity. The 2023 recipient of the Hilton Prize was One Acre Fund, an agricultural service provider that supports Africa’s smallholder farmers to build resilient communities. To date, the Hilton Foundation has awarded more than $43 million to recipients of the Prize. 

“There are thousands of nonprofits doing incredible work across the globe, and it is vital that our nomination process be accessible and inclusive of as many deserving organizations as possible,” said Maggie Miller, senior director of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize at the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. “By extending the nomination period, we hope that more people will have the opportunity to nominate organizations that have made significant contributions in their respective fields for the annual Hilton Prize.” 

Nominations are now open for the 2025 Hilton Humanitarian Prize. Individuals who wish to nominate a nonprofit organization can learn more about the process, including eligibility and requirements by visiting our nominations page.   

Every year, the Hilton Foundation receives hundreds of nominations for the Hilton Prize.  Nominations are carefully vetted and reviewed which leads to a shortlist of finalists. The final selection is made by an independent international panel of distinguished jurors. The 2024 Prize recipient will be announced this summer.  

Past recipients of the Prize include Norwegian Refugee Council, BRAC, Women for Women International, Homeboy Industries and International Rescue Committee. For a complete list of Prize laureates, please visit our laureates page.