Nominations close on Jan. 6 for the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards.
Now in the sixth year, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize a wide range of community service and social action projects by Jewish teens.
The awards are given annually to up to five young volunteers who demonstrate leadership and commitment to making the world a better place. Recipients each receive a substantial award of $36,000 to be used as they wish.
Past recipients have used the money to expand current projects, explore new possibilities and further their education.
Established by Bay Area philanthropist Helen Diller, who has given more than $200 million over the past decade to charitable projects supporting
education, the arts, medical research and leadership training for teens, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards aim to celebrate and encourage the next
generation of Jewish leaders who are already pursuing their visions for significant social change. The award is funded by the Helen Diller Family Foundation.
Teens may be nominated by teachers, community leaders, rabbis,
or anyone who knows the value of their volunteer service and commitment – except family members. Teens may also nominate themselves.
Each candidate must be a California resident aged 13-19 years old at the time of nomination, and must self-identify as Jewish.
Community service projects may benefit the general or Jewish community.
Teens remunerated for their services are not eligible.
To enter or make a nomination, visit www.jewishfed.org/teenawards/process.
For more information, visit www.jewishfed.org/diller/teenawards or
call (415) 512-6437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.