Recipients At-a-Glance

Yotam Polizer

2023

Yotam Polizer

CEO

IsraAID

Partnering with local communities to provide urgent aid, assist in recovery and reduce the risk of future disasters

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.

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Nik Kafka

2022

Nik Kafka

Founder + CEO

Teach A Man To Fish

Unleashing the potential of students around the world by teaching them entrepreneurial skills

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.

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Drs. Jessica Beckerman + Ari Johnson

2021

Drs. Jessica Beckerman + Ari Johnson

Co-founders, CMO + CEO

Muso

Building health systems to deliver proactive community care.

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.

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David Hertz

2019

David Hertz

Co-Founder + President

Gastromotiva

Using food to build community, end waste and hunger while empowering the most vulnerable

GASTROMOTIVA has created a model for transforming people's lives through kitchen vocation training, nutritional education, business incubation and food made with compassion. Through Refettorio Gastromotiva, a no food waste cooking school and restaurant, food is served with dignity to people of downtown Rio, reclaiming thousands of kilos of food that would have been wasted.

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Amy Bach

2018

Amy Bach

Founder, Executive Director + President

Measures for Justice

Measuring justice one county at a time

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 to how justice gets pursued.

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David Lubell

2017

David Lubell

Founding Director

Welcoming International

Powering innovation and entrepreneurship by welcoming immigrants and building inclusive communities

Led by Welcoming America, the Welcoming Network is both a network and a movement, driven by the conviction that communities make better decisions when residents of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives are meaningfully engaged. The Welcoming Network is composed of over 300 nonprofits and local governments working to build more inclusive and welcoming communities in the United States and around the world.

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Etgar Keret

2016

Etgar Keret

Storyteller

Inspiring and challenging the next generation through storytelling

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.

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Rebecca Heller

2015

Rebecca Heller

Director + Co-Founder

International Refugee Assistance Project

Creating and enforcing a system of rights for refugees around the world

THE INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT has provided legal aid to individuals from all over the world whose lives are in immediate danger. IRAP has sought and won broad systemic reforms of U.S. and international laws and protocols that have aided thousands of displaced persons, including the enactment of key pieces of U.S. Congressional legislation.

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Sam Goldman

2014

Sam Goldman

Founder + President

d.light

Creating new freedoms for people without reliable power so they may enjoy a brighter future

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.

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Eric Rosenthal

2013

Eric Rosenthal

Founder + Executive Director

Disability Rights International

Fighting segregation and abuse of children and adults with disabilities worldwide

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.

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Karen Tal

2011

Karen Tal

Former Principal + Co-Founder

Educational Insights

Believing in children’s potential to ensure their right to achieve

EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS has partnered with 28 elementary and secondary schools and thousands of volunteers dedicated to the advancement of public schools, improving educational vision and goals for thousands of students, giving them an opportunity for a better future.

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Jared Genser

2010

Jared Genser

Founder

Freedom Now

Freeing prisoners of conscience worldwide

FREEDOM NOW has worked in 30 countries, has helped free more than 300 prisoners of conscience, with additional campaigns underway. The organization also documents broader sets of abuse in countries to ensure that its efforts have a long-lasting impact on policy.

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Sasha Chanoff

2010

Sasha Chanoff

Founder + Executive Director

RefugePoint

Rescuing and resettling at-risk and forgotten refugees

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.

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Mike Feinberg + Dave Levin

2009

Mike Feinberg + Dave Levin

Co-Founders

Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)

Transforming the face of public education

KIPP serves more than 100,000 students in 275 schools throughout 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., and boasts over 10,000 college alumni. It has helped educators start KIPP-inspired schools in six other countries.

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Rachel Andres

2008

Rachel Andres

Founder

The Solar Cooker Project

Keeping Darfur refugee women safe from violence

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.

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Dr. Amitai Ziv

2007

Dr. Amitai Ziv

Founder + Director

MSR:Israel Center for Medical Simulation

Promoting safety and quality healthcare through simulation-based medical education

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.

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Alon Tal

2005

Alon Tal

Founder

Adam Teva V’Din + Arava Institute

Establishing Israel as a model of environmentalism

THE ARAVA INSTITUTE has educated thousands of 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.

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Jay Feinberg

2004

Jay Feinberg

Founder + CEO

Gift of Life Marrow Registry

Curing blood cancer through marrow and stem cell donations

GIFT OF LIFE-- since its inception in 1991 during the high profile campaign to save the life of its founder, Jay Feinberg-- has recruited over 472,000 blood stem cell and bone marrow donors and has subsequently identified over 31,000 matches through thousands of donor drives facilitating more than 5,100 transplants in 47 countries.

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