- 2023 - Yotam Polizer
- 2022 - Nik Kafka
- 2021 - Drs. Jessica Beckerman + Ari Johnson
- 2019 - David Hertz
- 2018 - Amy Bach
- 2017 - David Lubell
- 2016 - Etgar Keret
- 2015 - Rebecca Heller
- 2014 - Sam Goldman
- 2013 - Eric Rosenthal
- 2011 - Karen Tal
- 2010 - Jared Genser
- 2010 - Sasha Chanoff
- 2009 - Feinberg + Levin
- 2008 - Rachel Andres
- 2007 - Dr. Amitai Ziv
- 2005 - Alon Tal
- 2004 - Jay Feinberg
Since its establishment in 2001 IsraAID has responded to major global crises in 60 countries, providing urgent relief; supporting local and national communities as they recover; and, cultivating resilience to better face future challenges. IsraAID’s team includes world-leading experts in protection and mental health support, water, sanitation and hygiene, health and medical care, and education.
TEACH A MAN TO FISH’s School Enterprise Challenge is a 14-step program providing support for teachers to help facilitate students setting up businesses in school settings. Operating in more than 34 countries, Teach A Man To Fish executes through distance, in-person learning and through local partnerships across the world. Approximately 2,000 schools and 70,000 students a year participate as part of a class or after school program with some schools starting to integrate the program into their core curriculum.
Drs. Ari Johnson + Jessica Beckerman
After living with, learning from and listening to the people in their Malian community about how to best impact healthcare, Drs. Ari Johnson and Jessica Beckerman joined with a small group of Malians to create Muso in 2005. Muso provides community-based, rapid, healthcare through door-to-door home visits, doorstep care and quick and free access to clinics, serving as a model for proactive, universal healthcare. Providing more than 7 million home visits in Mali and nearby Cote D’Ivoire, child mortality has plummeted in areas where Muso has worked. This year, Muso plans to provide care for 332,000 patients.
David Hertz’s Gastromotiva, co-founded in 2006, has created a model for transforming people’s lives through kitchen vocation training, nutritional educations, business incubation and food made with compassion. Through Refettorio Gastromotiva, a state-of-the-art no food waste cooking school and restaurant, nearly 140,000 dishes have been served with dignity to the most vulnerable people of downtown Rio, relcaiming over 95,000 kilos of food that would have been wasted. To date, over 5,500 cooks have been trained, some have started their own businesses employing and training others.
MEASURES FOR JUSTICE (MFJ) has been leading a movement to change the future of criminal justice by developing data tools that help communities reshape how the system works. From a National Data Portal to local data platforms, MFJ brings transparency and accountability into the mix of how justice gets pursued in this country. As of 2022, the organization is active in over 1200 counties, serving 38% of the population.
WELCOMING AMERICA has a presence in more than 190 global communities, helping immigrants, refugees, and entire communities reach their full potential and implementing more than 600 local immigrant inclusion policies, practices, and programs. More than 48 million Americans live in a Welcoming Community.
ETGAR KERET is a unique and influential voice, whose storytelling conveys Jewish values across cultures. His work has been published in 46 countries and 41 languages, imparting a humanitarian vision to universal appeal. More than 40 short films have been based on his stories.
THE INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT has provided legal aid to over 30,000 individuals from all over the world, whose lives were in immediate danger. IRAP has sought and won broad systemic reforms of U.S. and international laws and protocols that have aided over 170,000 displaced persons, including the enactment of twelve pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation.
D.LIGHT has impacted the lives of more than 100 million people in more than 62 countries, including 26 million school-age children, by designing and distributing 12 million-plus reliable, affordable, and accessible solar light and power products to people in the developing world without access to reliable energy.
DISABILITY RIGHTS INTERNATIONAL has brought attention to the human rights of 1 billion people with disabilities, training activists in 40 countries and documenting abuses in 37 countries.
EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS has partnered with 28 elementary and secondary schools and 1,506 volunteers dedicated to the advancement of public schools, improving educational vision and goals for 13,000 students, and giving them an opportunity for a better future.
FREEDOM NOW has worked in 30 countries, has helped free more than 100 prisoners of conscience, and currently has 18 campaigns underway that represent individuals. The organization also documents broader sets of abuse in countries to ensure that its efforts have a long-lasting impact on policy.
REFUGEPOINT has helped more than 54,000 refugees to resettle to the U.S., Canada and over a dozen countries from more than 50 locations across Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, providing stabilization services and self-reliance opportunities to 10,000 refugees in Nairobi so that they can rebuild their lives in safety and with dignity.
Mike Feinberg + Dave Levin
KIPP serves more than 90,000 students in 209 schools throughout 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and boasts 10,000 college alumni. It has helped educators start KIPP-inspired schools in six other countries.
THE SOLAR COOKER PROJECT has kept women and girls safe from violence and helped protect more than 100,000 people by providing them with 50,000 solar cookers in five U.N. camps for Darfur refugees in Chad.
MSR has contributed to patient safety and quality of care worldwide by training more than 200,000 healthcare professionals from every continent through 60-plus national programs dedicated to immersive simulated medical environments.
THE ARAVA INSTITUTE has educated over 1,500 students from Israel, Jordan, Palestine, and other countries to transcend political boundaries and to advance an environmentally sustainable future for the region by working cooperatively to solve environmental challenges by way of richer, more innovative, peace-building solutions.
GIFT OF LIFE– since its inception in 1991 during the high profile campaign to save the life of its founder, Jay Feinberg– has recruited nearly 400,000 blood stem cell and bone marrow donors and has subsequently identified over 20,000 matches through more than 22,000 donor drives and facilitated 4,012 transplants in 49 countries.