Thank you for your interest in Nicholas Kristof’s Holiday Impact Prize.

Supporting little-known organizations working to make the world a better place.

While the donation period for the 2020 Holiday Impact Prize is now closed, you can learn more about our amazing past honorees and how you can support their life changing work below.

We’re excited to share our 2021 honorees this fall.

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2020 Holiday Impact Prize Honorees

Support Girls to Learn, Thrive, and Lead.

Girls’ education is key to tackling the world’s greatest challenges. In response, CAMFED’s pan-African movement is educating girls through a model that radically improves their prospects of becoming independent, influential women. Learn More>

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Support Girls to Learn, Thrive, and Lead.

Girls’ education is key to tackling the world’s greatest challenges. In response, CAMFED’s pan-African movement is educating girls through a model that radically improves their prospects of becoming independent, influential women. Learn More>

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Help Close the College Divide.

OneGoal is working to create a world where all students can earn a college degree and define their future. This one-of-a-kind program partners with high schools in low-income communities to bridge the postsecondary degree divide. Learn More>

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Help Close the College Divide.

OneGoal is working to create a world where all students can earn a college degree and define their future. This one-of-a-kind program partners with high schools in low-income communities to bridge the postsecondary degree divide. Learn More>

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Give the Gift of Sight.

Of the more than 36 million people worldwide suffering from unnecessary blindness, half are due to cataracts that can be surgically treated. The cure exists, but remains out of reach for many living in low-resource countries. Learn More>

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Give the Gift of Sight.

Of the more than 36 million people worldwide suffering from unnecessary blindness, half are due to cataracts that can be surgically treated. The cure exists, but remains out of reach for many living in low-resource countries. Learn More>

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Empower Children Through Reading.

Reading is the foundation for all future learning. Students who cannot read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma – hindering their chances to access higher education in the future. Learn More>

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Empower Children Through Reading.

Reading is the foundation for all future learning. Students who cannot read proficiently by the end of third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma – hindering their chances to access higher education in the future. Learn More>

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Change a Child’s Story.™

CASA programs around the country support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can have the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home. Learn More>

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Change a Child’s Story.™

CASA programs around the country support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every child who has experienced abuse or neglect can have the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home. Learn More>

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2019 Holiday Impact Prize Honorees

Empowering Women in Somaliland

Edna Adan is a visionary Somali midwife working to end preventable child and maternal death in Somaliland and who pioneered the fight to eradicate the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. Learn More>

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Empowering Women in Somaliland

Edna Adan is a visionary Somali midwife working to end preventable child and maternal death in Somaliland and who pioneered the fight to eradicate the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. Learn More>

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Making Cervical Cancer History

Maya Health Alliance (Wuqu’ Kawoq in the local Maya language), is dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality healthcare to the rural indigenous Maya of Guatemala. Learn More>

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Making Cervical Cancer History

Maya Health Alliance (Wuqu’ Kawoq in the local Maya language), is dedicated to providing comprehensive, high-quality healthcare to the rural indigenous Maya of Guatemala. Learn More>

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Ending Tropical Diseases

The END Fund is an important philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect 1.7 billion of the world’s most impoverished people, including 1 billion children. Learn More>

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Ending Tropical Diseases

The END Fund is an important philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), a group of parasitic and bacterial infectious diseases that affect 1.7 billion of the world’s most impoverished people, including 1 billion children. Learn More>

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Setting Children Up for a Better Future

In the U.S., about one-third of young children—and about half of children living in poverty—arrive at kindergarten without the skills they need to succeed. Reach Out and Read promotes the benefits of reading aloud, starting in infancy, as part of routine pediatric care. Lean More>

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Setting Children Up for a Better Future

In the U.S., about one-third of young children—and about half of children living in poverty—arrive at kindergarten without the skills they need to succeed. Reach Out and Read promotes the benefits of reading aloud, starting in infancy, as part of routine pediatric care. Lean More>

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C-19 Impact Initiative Honorees

Catalyst Kitchens

FareStart is a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit dedicated to disrupting poverty through food, life skills, and job training. Learn more >

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Catalyst Kitchens

FareStart is a James Beard Award-winning nonprofit dedicated to disrupting poverty through food, life skills, and job training. Learn more >

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International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Learn more >

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International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Learn more >

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Water for People

Water For People (WFP) has a proven solution to end the global water and sanitation crisis, which impacts 1 in 3 people around the world who lack access to safe, reliable water, and 1 in 2 who lack a proper toilet. Learn More >

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Water for People

Water For People (WFP) has a proven solution to end the global water and sanitation crisis, which impacts 1 in 3 people around the world who lack access to safe, reliable water, and 1 in 2 who lack a proper toilet. Learn More >

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Save the Children

For over 100 years, Save the Children has been giving children in the U.S. and around the world a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. Learn More >

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Save the Children

For over 100 years, Save the Children has been giving children in the U.S. and around the world a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. Learn More >

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Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health works in partnership with tribal communities across the country to improve the health, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native people. Learn More >

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Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health

Based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health works in partnership with tribal communities across the country to improve the health, self-sufficiency, and health leadership of Native people. Learn More >

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