Exceptional engagement

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Exceptional engagement

Through our excep­tion­al engage­ment pro­gram, we aim at cel­e­brat­ing coura­geous and ded­i­cat­ed indi­vid­u­als who con­tribute sig­nif­i­cant­ly but often with dis­cre­tion to pub­lic good.

The Foun­da­tion sup­ports ini­tia­tives led by out­stand­ing indi­vid­u­als who pos­sess the fol­low­ing qual­i­ties:

  • An excep­tion­al com­mit­ment to pub­lic inter­est;
  • A unique exper­tise in the rel­e­vant geo­graph­i­cal area;
  • An extra­or­di­nary per­son­al con­tri­bu­tion in terms of time or resources.

Peo­ple with all the above-men­tioned qual­i­ties tend to work in the shad­ows. As a result, they can be hard to iden­ti­fy, and do not always receive the sup­port they deserve. The Foun­da­tion there­fore wel­comes nom­i­na­tions of out­stand­ing indi­vid­u­als who would be eli­gi­ble for a grant.

The infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed must allow the Foun­da­tion to cor­rob­o­rate, through fac­tu­al accounts from mul­ti­ple sources, that the per­son under con­sid­er­a­tion demon­strates these qual­i­ties. For the selec­tion process to move for­ward, the Foun­da­tion also needs to be able to eas­i­ly con­tact sev­er­al rep­utable, inde­pen­dent ref­er­ences at the local and inter­na­tion­al lev­el.

Please note that the Foun­da­tion dis­burs­es grants to projects and orga­ni­za­tions rather than direct­ly to the indi­vid­u­als who found­ed or lead them. The Foun­da­tion strives to sup­port at least one such ini­tia­tive each year.

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