Who We Are
The Hilton Prize Coalition is an independent alliance of the 22 winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize — working together globally to advance their unique missions and achieve collective impact in humanitarian assistance, human rights, development, education and health.
Now at $2 million, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is the world’s largest humanitarian award. The annual award is presented to a nonprofit organization judged to have made exemplary and extraordinary contributions in alleviating human suffering. The Prize helps recognize and advance the efforts of the recipient organizations, and calls attention to the worldwide need for humanitarian aid and support.
Coalition members build upon the key qualities that distinguish them as a group, including their collaborative mindset and structure and their knowledge and expertise as sector-leading humanitarian organizations, to create efficiencies and enhance effectiveness. Key areas of focus center on building the next generation of dynamic leaders in the social sector and addressing the need for collaboration in disaster resiliency, while enhancing collaborative efforts in disaster response.
Through its three Signature Programs — the Fellows Program, the Collaborative Models Program and the Storytelling Program – the Coalition is continually leveraging the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate new models for consideration.
Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition members can access the resources and expertise of one other to explore innovation and establish best practices and standards that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities.
The Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations and led by the Executive Committee and a Secretariat, Global Impact. The Executive Committee provides leadership to the operating staff and serves as a direct resource to the Secretariat to ensure that operational decisions align with the strategic vision of the Coalition.