Award of $5,000 to a USA individual to honor dedication to the advancement of social change in the area of health. The purpose of this program is to recognize an individual whose work in the public or nonprofit sector has made a significant impact on the field of health advocacy.
The Andy Hyman Award for Advocacy is presented each year to an outstanding advocacy grantee who embodies a commitment to principled action, leadership to advance social change, and dedication to making progress in policy and practice despite challenging political environments.
Nominators will be asked to address the following questions in their submission:
Describe the nominee’s professional journey and achievements. What makes this individual an outstanding advocate? How have they worked to improve health for all? What have their most significant contributions to the field been thus far?
In what way has the nominee advanced an innovative, compelling strategic vision for advocacy work, exhibited the persistence to carry it out, and demonstrated the ability to bring others along with them?
How has the nominee worked effectively across sectors; overcome resistance in politically polarized situations; and embraced optimism, good humor, and humility in their work?
Any funder may nominate a grantee for this award using the nomination process. The nominee must be an individual and a foundation grantee; organizations or collaboratives cannot be nominated for the award. Funders can nominate grantees for their work in the nonprofit or public sectors. This is not a lifetime achievement award; awardees can be at any stage in their career and at any position within their organization.
Staff of foundations are not eligible to be nominated for this award.
Nominations must be received by Friday, December 8, 2023.
The recipient of the award is selected by a committee chosen by GIH, which will include current and former grantmakers from GIH Funding Partner organizations. A member of the GIH board of directors chairs the committee. The committee reviews all nominations and chooses a single awardee. For those not chosen, nominators are welcome to resubmit in subsequent years.
The recipient must be available to participate in the award presentation during the GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy, which is slated to be held from June 4 - 6, 2024 in Portland, Oregon.