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World of Children

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Child Abuse Prevention, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Humanities

Mission: World of Children unlocks the future for vulnerable children by funding, elevating and educating the most effective changemakers for children worldwide.

Results: Since 1998, the organization has dedicated more than $14 million in grants to high-impact programs for children, led by nearly 120 Honorees working in over 60 countries. World of Children has been recognized by the media as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates” and is the only global recognition and funding program that exclusively focuses on a broad range of children’s issues including health, education, safety and human rights.

Target demographics: vulnerable children

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: humanitarian, medical care, education and children's rights.

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been honored to work with the World of Children Award for a few years now and have seen first hand the benefit the award gives it's winners. Child advocacy needs support and World of Children Awards provides that support to help children all around the work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with World of Children for many years and have attended numerous events. This organization is amazing at finding and honoring non- profits around the world who are truly making an impact on vulnerable children's lives. I love how diversified their honorees are, bringing awareness to numerous causes. This is a wonderful organization where donations go directly to the children in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Best nonprofit organization I've ever known. The ceremony was beautiful. Their honorees are doing such amazing things and they are so incredibly humble. I spoke with most of the honorees and they have such wonderful souls. I have so much respect for what they are doing.
The entire experience was humbling.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been an active volunteer for World of Children Award for many years and attend multiple events each year. The organization believes the best way to change children’s lives is by identifying and elevating effective child advocates and their work. As an educator who works with children every day, I appreciate the clear vision and direct impact World of Children Award has on our youth to improve the lives of vulnerable children around the world. I have met many of the Honorees in person and know first-hand how their work becomes elevated and transformed after receiving support from World of Children Award. I look forward to continuing to support this amazing organization for many years to come!

Sarah346

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have attended several events hosted by World of Children over the last several years and I am always blown away by the amazing work being done by the organization and the programs and individuals the organization recognizes and supports. Keep up the incredible work!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working with this organization since inception and have been amazed at the focus and dedication of the team that has allowed it to grow into a worldwide beacon for children while maintaining its guiding principles including spending 100% of fundraising on projects. The number of children helped around the world and the quality, humility and sustainability of the Honorees over the years proves that the model works and that World of Children is an organization like no other!

Esteban N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

World of Children is been an important lighthouse for us. Since we start our constant conversations with them, we have witness its great committment towards children all around the world. In our particular case, we have had the oportunity to showcase out important social work in Cartagena, Colombia. Our President was honored with the Humanitarian Award no long ago, this recognigtion has given a important status among donors and volunteers. Our support is a neverending job, and we acknowledge the support of world of children in this journey.

Client Served

Rating: 5

World of Children is THE organization that makes a difference in the lives of children all over the world. I will be forever grateful to them for giving us (Casa de la Amistad) the opportunity to give low income, cancer stricken children the chance to fight for their lives.
Their award is a reassurance that together we can bring hope to the lives of many children and their families.
Thank you World of Children for walking at our side throughout this journey!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with World of Children for nearly five years and it's a wonderful organization that I'm proud to be a part of. The Word of Children Award recognizes, funds, and elevates Honoree programs doing incredible work for children around the world, providing more than $8 million in cash grants and program support to more than 100 Honorees who are the driving force behind some of the most impactful programs serving children.

Mel_Reiff

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

World of Children is a great organization. They find and fund the most worthy causes, from girl's education in Uganda to health projects in Nepal. I feel great supporting them knowing that 100% of my donation goes to projects on the ground helping children throughout the world. It doesn't get any better than that!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer at World of Children Award after having had a long career in business management in both the private and public sectors. I have worked with many non-profit organizations and fund raising personnel over the years, and believe World of Children Award and its staff to be one of the most dedicated and focused I have encountered. I strongly believe in the two-fold mission of World of Children Award i.e. To bring awareness to and provide funding for organizations assisting children who live in dire and at times, life-threatening conditions. There are many communities of children throughout the world who suffer consequences from war, poverty, crime and a lack of health care services, and World of Children Award seeks to support others is remedying these situations. I believe there is no finer purpose among us at this time.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have spent most of my 30-year career working with disadvantaged children, helping them improve their self-esteem and self-confidence through the use of art as therapy. Watching their transformation has been heartwarming and extremely gratifying. The World of Children Award is a nonprofit that works tirelessly to improve the lives of vulnerable children around the globe, providing funding, mentoring and support to those who are actively engaged in making a positive impact in children's lives. There is no other organization that goes to such great lengths to ensure the well-being of vulnerable children. My son recently was named a Youth Honoree and the support the World of Children Award has given him, both financially and with mentoring, has helped him expand his programs and reach, ultimately improving the lives of thousands of disadvantaged children. It is an honor for him to be affiliated with the World of Children.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The World of Children provides support and brings awareness to charities that may otherwise be undiscovered. I can't think of a better or more impactful way to help our children.

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Donor

Rating: 5

World of Children Award is an amazing nonprofit that is making a true impact in the lives of vulnerable children. They are truly the Gold Standard in child advocacy. Every penny donated goes directly to the children. Their passion for their work is inspiring.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

World of Children Award is an amazing non-profit with a great staff! I've been volunteering with them since July and I always look forward to seeing them every week. It's incredibly encouraging to see so much effort being put into recognizing and rewarding people who are making incredible changes in the world.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a wonderful organization! I can't say enough great things about them!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2014, I was fortunate to receive a World of Children Youth Award. This was an extraordinary honor because the process that their Nominating and Review Committee conducts is multi- faceted and in-depth. Donors to World of Children can be assured that their gifts are spent to support non-profits which meet the rigorous World of Children standards of fiscally responsibility, a long-term commitment to helping children and a proven track record in changing the lives of children for the better. As an award winner, I became part of the World of Children "family," and have been supported far beyond the generous financial contribution. I also witnessed how donors, too, are proud to be affiliated with such a well-run , efficient and far-reaching organization.

Phillip8

Advisor

Rating: 5

I've been involved with creating the World of Children Award Honorree videos for going on three years now and it has been one of the most rewarding work experiences of my life. Getting the opportunity to speak with the honorees in depth and hear their amazing stories is inspiring. Knowing that there are organizations like Workd of Children Award that actively improve the lives of children all over the planet is equally inspiring. Aside from that, I just love the wonderful staff that bring all of it to life. Great Event, great cause.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

World of Children Award simply stated is excellence! The mission is clear from the top of the organization (the founders) through the employees and volunteers. The professionalism, transparency, and difference this organization is making is a great example to non-profits all over the world. These people LOVE children and truly care about the life of each. Some companies add a little extra comfort to the lives of children...World of Children changes the lives of children. Their model of encouraging youth to help fellow youth is an impeccable program. This organization is truly amazing!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We've worked with World of Children on some web development projects and have always found them to be highly focused on the mission, even in the seemingly mundane details of the typical project life cycle. These folks seem to be driven by purpose and not by just getting a paycheck, and that is always a great quality in an organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

World of Children Award is a wonderful organization that impacts the lives of children in so many positive ways. It has been such a pleasure to work with the Wold of Children Award staff, as they are passionate, professional, and considerate. Looking forward to continuing our work with this outstanding organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The World of Children Award is a fabulous way to celebrate children everywhere and the amazing people who help them. I'm so happy to learn that there are organizations like this that are really "doing the right thing." Keep up the good work!

Donor

Rating: 5

World of Children award is an impressive organization! They're effectively creating change for children and it's wonderful to hear stories about the programs. It's great to be able to see the difference I make as a donor.

1 Betty K.

Donor

Rating: 5

World of Children is a wonderful organization! We have been so happy to donate throughout the year and know that our money has helped so many children in need all over the world.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization enables me to help children I could never reach personally. The most important people are also the most vulnerable, and World of Children brings their need and their hope alive for me. Helping with my donation becomes a personal privilege through World of Children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

World of Children Award sets the gold standard for the nonprofit sector. I was asked to do some freelance work and my world changed! The World of Children Award staff really cares about their mission, to find those that are doing extraordinary things with their talents to assist children in dire need around the world. World of Children Award also makes sure that the Awards are going to do what the Honorees say they are going to do and check in in time to time.

World of Children Award also gives the Honorees (those helping the children) a stepping stone to receive other funding as needed. The general public hears and sees on T.V. what is happening in the world, but until you hear the stories first hand it isn't real. World of Children Award makes it real and want to help.

1 Mark156

Donor

Rating: 5

it's deeply moving to learn how my donation supports these truly extraordinary efforts to save and cherish children.

1 Wayne F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have known about and been supportive of the World of Children for many years now. In my experience as a former philanthropy advisor I have found their work to be professional, efficient and highly impactful. Their due diligence process is peerless and unrivaled; thusly the level of trust and confidence they inspire in their donors is worthy of a Harvard or Stanford case study. There is no other organization quite like this one. The awards are meaningful and catalytic. Harry and Kay are an inspiration.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

During my year long self-imposed sabbatical, I was hoping to find a volunteer opportunity that would allow me to be involved with causes advocating for children. And I was able to do just that by volunteering at the World of Children Award office. The team was so friendly, warm and welcoming and eager to have a helping hand - it was like being a part of a family from the get go. Their passion, drive and commitment to make a difference in millions of children across the globe is truly inspirational. There is so much work being done by this small yet mighty team all year long to help spread awareness, raise funds, and engage donors with numerous non-profits that focus on children's education, health, and social well-being. I hope to continue volunteering with this amazing team for many more years to come.

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WorldofChildren 10/31/2014

Thank you for the kind words, Archana! We loved having you here. Thank you for being such a great asset to our small but mighty team! :)

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I love donating to charities every year. We were so happy when we found World of Children Award. We love how 100% of the proceeds goes to programs helping children. It is amazing the opportunities and things it Provides for children. Thank you for all you do.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The World of Children holds a special place in our hearts and we are so grateful to be part of their wonderful family. My daughter was a recipient of the 2009 Youth Award and was able to expand her organization to support more educational opportunities for girls in rural Rwanda. No doubt about it, World of Children opened the door to many incredible opportunities. Recently we traveled to Rwanda with Kay and Harry and we are in awe of their professionalism, commitment and outstanding support of their honourees. An amazing non-profit indeed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

TEAM Changemakers for Children = JOY. I only had a little to give but they took that and multiplied it into strength, courage, hope, smiles and victory changing the lives of hundreds of children forever. Not only that, they also changed my life. Words cant express the impact they have. Your unimaginable accomplishments live on :)

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I was asked to serve on the events committee for this year's WOC 2014 Awards Ceremony. I have worked with a lot of non-profits, and I was blown away by the passion, professionalism, and fiscal responsibility shown by the founders (Harry and Kay Leibowitz), the staff and the board of directors. The organization's mission, to improve the lives of vulnerable children by funding and elevating the most effective changemakers for children worldwide, is aspirational. The due diligence that is taken to vet the potential beneficiary organizations assures that the dollars raised are being effectively deployed to make tangible differences for children around the world. It is an honor and a privilege to support the work of World of Children.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Chaeli, founder of The Chaeli Campaign was awarded the World of Children Youth Award in 2013. This award not only acknowledged Chaeli as an ability activist but also came with a sizable 2-year grant which is supporting the work we do in the Early Childhood Development field in Cape Town, South Africa. We are not only grateful for the generous way in which the World of Children Award is supporting our work on the ground but are continuously blown away with the way in which they continue to strengthen the relationship started through Chaeli receiving this award. We feel that we are part of the global World of Children Award family and are thrilled to be growing this conversation with people who care about making a difference in the lives of differently-abled children in Cape Town.
Zelda Mycroft
CEO: The Chaeli Campaign

1 Dallas J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just Yell Fire (www.justyellfire.org) has benefited from numerous grants received by winning awards but the one that stands out is The World of Children.

In the nonprofit world money makes things happen, but there are far more important types of "donations" that make nonprofits truly successful. WOC provides both forms of support to the nonprofits they serve through resources, connections, advice, experts, a network for partnerships, smiles, and a real support system. Just Yell Fire has been able to expand its impact to help save girls' lives due to the generosity of the WOC community/family.

Harry Leibowitz & Kay Issacson-Leibowitz are by far the most accomplished individuals who have leveraged their wisdom, experience and connections to help the global community of kids. With grace, style, and wisdom they and their team help nonprofits give kids the things they need to live a safer and better life and in return these kids learn valuable lessons by example. These lessons encourage kids to step up, they are our legacy and will help shape our world for a brighter future.

1 Sarah190

Client Served

Rating: 5

Receiving the World of Children Award has benefitted my organization, The Sparkle Effect, in countless ways. Along with financial support, World of Children has helped bring national awareness to our cause, connected us with like-minded people who share our passion for social-change, and helped us reach thousands of children with disabilities in the United States. We've only worked with World of Children for 7 months or so, but they already feel like nonprofit family.