2023 Waislitz Global Citizen Awards to End Extreme Poverty (Funding Available)

2023 Waislitz Global Citizen Awards to End Extreme Poverty (Funding Available)

2023 Waislitz Global Citizen Awards to End Extreme Poverty (Funding Available)

Applicants are now invited to submit their applications for the Waislitz Global Citizen Awards are annual cash prizes totaling $250,000 that recognize the excellence of individuals in their work to end extreme poverty.

The grand prize is $100,000 with two additional prizes at $75,000 each, for a total of three prizes. The awards are presented by the Waislitz Foundation and Global Citizen, and supported by the leading US and Australian based cellular medicines company, Mesoblast Ltd. and Unico Capital Holdings.

Global Citizen is a movement that inspires and empowers millions of people around the world to learn and take action in support of the most critical issues facing humanity. They work with global artists, influencers, and sports figures, to use their voice to create change and achieve their mission of ending extreme poverty. This leads corporate, government, and philanthropic leaders to make commitments in support of achieving the Global Goals. Global Citizen is a powerful social advocacy platform that has inspired real change impacting the lives of more than 1 billion people.

Key Areas

  • 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.


  • The 2023 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.
  • The awards are for individuals or individual representatives of organizations. The prize will be awarded to an individual, but the money will be allocated to the organization that the individual works for.
  • 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.
  • They are glad you are passionate about making a difference in the global community. However, these awards are for individuals who have demonstrated impact towards ending extreme poverty over a minimum of 1-2 years.

Application Deadline: 31-May-23

Click Here to Apply Now

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