- 2021 - Jessica Beckerman, MD and Ari Johnson, MD
- 2019 - David Hertz
- 2018 - Amy Bach
- 2017 - David Lubell
- 2016 - Etgar Keret
- 2015 - Rebecca Heller
- 2014 - Sam Goldman
- 2013 - Eric Rosenthal
- 2012 - Eric Greitens
- 2011 - Karen Tal
- 2010 - Jared Genser
- 2010 - Sasha Chanoff
- 2009 - Feinberg + Levin
- 2008 - Rachel Andres
- 2007 - Amitai Ziv
- 2005 - Alon Tal
- 2004 - Jay Feinberg
Ari Johnson MD & Jessica Beckerman MD
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, childcare 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 has researched how the criminal justice system is performing from start to finish in 380 counties in six states by collecting, cleaning, and coding county-level data. After six years of painstaking work, that information has been made available to anyone, for free. It aims to measure and make public how the system is functioning in all 3,124 counties across America, where more than 2 million people are incarcerated at the county level.
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.
THE MISSION CONTINUES has awarded 1,869 fellowships to post-9/11 veterans serving in over 13,000 communities around the country, creating a network for more than 11,000 veterans and 640+ service projects.
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 has registered 600,000 bone marrow donors, identifying over 15,000 matches through 13,000 donor drives and facilitating more than 3,300 transplants in 48 countries.