The National Philanthropy Awards Scheme

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The distinguished Philanthropy Excellence Award scheme was created in 2016 to recognize individuals, foundations, social enterprise innovations, corporate bodies and entities with a proven record of exceptional generosity who have demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility and whose generosity encourages others to take philanthropic leadership roles on a community.

Nominations are compiled in their entirety and distributed to the Awards Committee members for their consideration. The Awards Committee’s recommendations are presented to the Board and upon their approval, are finalised and not subject to change unless an honouree declines to be recognized. While a nominee may be submitted for only one category, the Board may determine that the nominee be considered in other categories and retains the right to do so. The overall strength of the nomination is more important than meeting each and every criterion. Nominations are open August 1, August 30 to September 30 each year.

To nominate a candidate, provide the following as a first step;

  1. Candidate’s name, profession, contact details if available and short statement about the nominee

  2. Your name ( person nominating), contact details ( phone, email, profession, residence)

  3. Email details to info@nationalphilanthropyforum.org.  Call 0302818371 if you have any questions.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

  1. GENERAL CATEGORIES 

PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

  • Honours an individual who has demonstrated outstanding civic and philanthropic leadership through a proven record of exceptional generosity and/or financial support.

  • This individual should have encouraged and motivated others to take similar leadership roles towards philanthropy at local, national or international levels.

ROYAL IN PHILANTHROPY AWARD 

  • A distinctive award recognizing traditional leaders and visionaries who inspire others to create positive impact in the nation through shared values and principles of community development.

  • Recipient should have exhibited selflessness and dedication towards social development.

CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AWARD (Corporate Social Responsibility)

  • Honours a Business entity that has demonstrated outstanding commitment to national development through Corporate Social Responsibility.

  • The recipient should have evident culture of giving prevalent in their workforce.

  • Should have motivated other corporate bodies to take leadership roles toward philanthropy and community involvement. 

FOUNDATION PHILANTHROPY AWARD (LOCAL)

Honours a local grant making foundation that has exhibited outstanding commitment to philanthropy and community involvement demonstrated through financial, material or technical support

FOUNDATION PHILANTHROPY AWARD (INT’L)

Honours a foreign grant making foundation that has exhibited outstanding commitment to philanthropy demonstrated through financial, material or technical support.

WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY AWARD

  • Recognises females who have influenced change, supported development projects and demonstrated exceptional effort in providing service to humanity. 

  • This category also targets females who have gone out of their way to push the women’s empowerment agenda beyond what is expected with their own resources or by effectively mobilizing local resources.

COMMUNITY HERO IN PHILANTHROPY AWARD

  • Honours an individual with extraordinary commitment to community development.

  • Lives to serve others not for recognition but simply to help others.

  • Genuinely cares about making sure that other people’s highest priority needs are being served.

 

EMISSARY OF PEACE AWARD

  • The Emissary of Peace Award recognises an individual whose advocacy for peace has led to policy initiatives that have advanced social reconciliation and human development.

  • Celebrates an individual that has been dedicated to the promotion of peace.

  • The recipient should be a role model to the society and also stand out as an advocate. 

  • Award recipient should demonstrate a life of integrity and a sustained commitment to realizing a world of peace.

EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • The award recognises outstanding performance of an individual whose contribution has been distinguished by a continued commitment to excellence in development projects.

  • The recipient of the award should have demonstrated exemplary efforts and significantly improved the lives of others.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

  • Recognises an individual who has consistently made an outstanding contribution to the third sector and represents a 'model of excellence' across their entire career.

  • It considers the body of philanthropic works that an individual has done for the community during their lifetime.

OUTSTANDING DEVELOPMENT PARTNER AWARD 

  • Identifies an international partner that has effectively supported local civil society and enabled them to become stronger and even more effective.

  • The recipient should have developed new approaches to the implementation and or support of projects.

OUTSTANDING DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER/PERSONALITY AWARD

  • Recognises the extensive capabilities of an individual in the development and execution of national development projects and immense support in strengthening civil society.

  • The individual should have demonstrated high level of leadership, professionalism and integrity in his/her approach to development practice.

PHILANTHROPIC MEDIA HOUSE/PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

  • The recipient (individual /Media House) should have demonstrated immense support towards the advancement of the non-profit sector.

  • An individual in mainstream media who has leveraged on that platform to support worthy causes whose accomplishments are worth recognition. 


 

CELEBRITY PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

  • Honours a celebrity who has dedicated his or her resources and made an extraordinary contribution to a good cause.

  • The award recognises celebrities who give back by volunteering their time and effort towards a cause.

  • Recognises celebrities who leverage their current and growing stature to drive support to philanthropic causes they feel deeply about.

 

B. NGO CATEGORY

NGO Sustainability Innovation Award

  • Recognises outstanding innovations that have the greatest impact on the sustainability of the NGO. Recognises NGOs pushing the boundaries of resource mobilization innovations for sustainable funding for projects. NGOs that have taken initiative to generate income beyond foreign donations.

NGO Accountability and Transparency Award (Multiple Awards)

  • Recognises third sector organizations that have exhibited prudent accounting and book keeping practices, and transparency in its endeavours.

NGOs in Health Award

Acknowledge organizations that have provided selfless and dedicated service in the area of reproductive and maternal safety, community child protection, physical and mental disability and HIV-AIDS and other communicable diseases.

  • Philanthropy Award- Reproductive Health & Maternal Safety

  • Philanthropy Award- Community Child Protection

  • Philanthropy Award- Physical & Mental Disability

  • Philanthropy Award- HIV-AIDS and other communicable diseases 

NGOs in Education Award

Recognises organizations that have demonstrated measurable results in promoting education most especially at the pre-tertiary level

  • Philanthropy Award- Learning Disability

  • Philanthropy Award- Education Humanitarian Award 

NGOs in Advocacy Award

  • Recognises the accomplishments and contributions of organizations that through substantial efforts in public outreach and advocacy have effected change.

NGOs in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Award

Recognises the exceptional contribution made by an organization to improve sustainable water and sanitation in Ghana.

  1. Philanthropy Award- Safe Water Supply

  2. Philanthropy Award- Improved Basic Sanitation and Hygiene

NGOs in Women Empowerment Award

  • Recognises an organization that encourages innovative approaches and solutions aimed at achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, and provides a national space to celebrate these achievements.

Philanthropy Award- Children’s Social Protection

  • In recognition of organizations that are dedicated to providing permanent and temporary care to foster children and exhibiting the best standards of care.

  • Recognises organisations that provided shelter, education, etc. for needy children

FAITH-BASED PHILANTHROPY AWARD

  • Honours a faith-based (religious) organization engaged in various philanthropic endeavours; not only in relation to its congregation and location but on a wider scale and making effective contribution to national development.

  • Exceeding the call of duty to the congregation and is actively involved in the improvement of the larger community.