Waislitz Global Citizen Awards 2024

 Deadline Date: June 03, 2024

 Donor Name: Global Citizen

 Grant Size: $10,000 to $100,000


Applications are now open for the Waislitz Global Citizen Awards to recognize the excellence of individuals in their work to end extreme poverty.

The awards are presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen. The Waislitz foundation exists to create a positive social impact locally and globally through innovative projects that empower individuals to meet their full potential and make a measurable difference to the world.

Prize Information

  • The 2024 Waislitz Global Citizen Awards feature three awards totaling $250,000.
    • $100,000: Waislitz Global Citizen Award (Grand Prize)
    • $75,000: The Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award
    • $75,000: The Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award
  • In addition to the cash prizes, the three winners will be profiled in editorial pieces that will be featured on the Global Citizen platform and social media.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Entrants aged eighteen (18) years of age or older from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply for the awards.
  • They accept applications from any individual who is doing impactful work and who has a registered legal entity such as non-profit, for-profit, B-corp, social enterprise, etc.

Evaluation Criteria

  • All applicants will be evaluated based on individual merit, including the following five key areas:
    • GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: How does the applicant embody and exemplify the values and practices of a Global Citizen?
    • PROOF OF CONCEPT: Does the applicant have a strong proof of concept with at least 1-2 years of impact towards ending extreme poverty?
    • DISRUPTION: Has the applicant created measurable impact in an innovative manner that disrupts the systems that allow for extreme poverty to exist?
    • SCALABILITY: How would this award enable/support the applicant to scale or improve their work?
    • ADAPTABILITY: Can the applicant demonstrate examples of their ability to adapt and evolve to changing conditions? 
  • The grand prize Waislitz Global Citizen Award will be awarded to an applicant based on the 5 criteria listed above.
  • The Waislitz Global Citizen Disruptor Award will be awarded to an individual who excels in the “Disruption” criteria.
  • The Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award will be selected with input from public online voting by the Global Citizen community.

For more information, visit Global Citizen.

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