Seeking teen leaders who show significant initiative and leadership in creating and leading a new initiative — or have considerably deepened or expanded an existing project — that embodies the values of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.
The Awards honor Jewish teens who demonstrate remarkable leadership and engagement in projects that embody the values of tikkun olam, “repairing the world.” Up to 15 recipients will be awarded $36,000 each to further their project or for their education.
Eligibility: Teens (13–19 years old) who self-identify as Jewish, living in the United States, who are not compensated for their work. Projects may focus on the Jewish or general community.
Teens may apply directly online August through January each year.
- Aged between 13 and 19 years old
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Recommendations or references required
- Community Service Required
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Donor: Helen Diller Family Foundation
The Helen Diller Family Foundation supports programs and institutions in both the Bay Area and throughout the world, with a focus on education, science, and the arts. In 2003 the Foundation gave the University of California San Francisco the largest one-time gift from an individual donor in the hospital’s history. The $35 million gift funded the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Care Center. The Foundation has given other major grants and gifts to UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the De Young Museum, and has supported the renovation of Julius Kahn Playground and Mission Dolores Park, both located in San Francisco. The Foundation also sponsors the Diller Family Award for Excellence in Education, an annual recognition of top educators in their field.Website