The Caring Awards promote and honor acts of caring and humanitarian service around the country and internationally. Throughout the year, we receive nominations for individuals and corporations who have made contributions of significant impact to society. We honor selected adult, young adult, and corporate awardees.

If you are interested in nominating an individual or corporation for a Caring Award, please select the relevant adult, young adult, or corporate nomination category below.

If you are interested in learning more about our past awardees, please see our Awardees.

Caring Institute Awardees since 1988
Ako Abdul-Samad
Isabelle and Katherine Adams
John Adams
Patch Adams
Allyson Ahlstrom
Dave Alexander
Lonnie and Muhammad Ali
Andrew Allshouse
Jerold Altaha
Kyle Amber
Kent Amos
Wally Amos
Ashley Anderson
Maya Angelou
Claudia Aranda
Trevor Armbrister
Myrt Armstrong
Constantin Asavoaie
Caridad Asensio
Janelle Askew
Mark Asperilla
William F. Austin
Dominic Avellani
Eileen Ayvazian
Katy Ballenger
Marie Banister
Desiray Bartak
Lowell Bartels
Ellen L. Bassu
Maya Beasley
Lauren Beeder
Ken Behring
Father Ralph Beiting
Kristen Belanger
Ann Belles
Regina Benjamin
Lowell Bennion
Norbert Berg
Nadia Ben-Youssef
Brittany and Robbie Bergquist
Michael Bervell
Ken and Marjorie Blanchard
Richard Bloch
Mel Blount
Zach Bonner
Irvin Borowsky
Jeanette Boydston
Father Greg Boyle
Sister Antonia Brenner
Nancy Brinker
Ruth Brinker
Hydeia Loren Broadbent
Anne Brooks
Cathey Brown
Dale Brown
Michael Brown
Oral Lee Brown
Roy Buchanan
Aubyn Burnside
Christopher Burrus
Joyce and Bob Byers
Elizabeth Cable
Carl Cannon
Thomas Cannon
Joe Carroll
Benjamin S. Carson
Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter
David Castillo
S. Truett Cathy
Daniel Cayce
JoAnn Cayce
Lulu Cerone
Zachary Certner
Yang Pao Chang
Tom Chappell
Anne Chun
Kendall Ciesmier
Diane Cirincione
Howard Clark
Faye and Frank Clarke
Brittany Clifford
Bill Clinton
Nicholas Cobb
Amber Coffman
Alice Coles
Sister Rosemary Connelly
Mary Jo Copeland
Kelly Cotter
Jason D. Crowe
Eaton Curtis
Stan Curtis
Jacques d’Amboise
Sam Daley-Harris
Sharon Darling
Justin Dart Jr.
John Dau
Jessica Davey
Gennifer Davis
Kristen Deaton
Bob Deblois
Dawn Degenhardt
Father Patrick Devine
Kathy DiFiore
Shauna Dillon
Ana Dodson
Margaret Dolan
Robert J. Dole
Amy Domini
May Lan Dong
Emily Douglas
Hugh and Ruth Downs
Evelyn duPont
Barron Edmonson
Robert Egger
Katherine Eller
Rose Espinoza
Debi Faris
Yvonne Fedderson
Brandon Fernandez
Trevor Ferrell
Arthur Flemming
John Fling
Pope Francis
Sister Margaret Freeman
Jonathan French
Sarah From
J.B. Fuqua
Millard Fuller
Lisa-Anne Furgal
Bea Gaddy
Jason Gaes
Joseph Gamarano
John Gardner
Camille Geraldi
Gabby Giffords
Jane Goodall
Maria Gomez
Dick Grace
Peter Grace
Reverend Billy Graham
Andy Granatelli
Jacob Green
Pedro José Greer
Teddy Gross
Rabbi Yitzchak Dovid Grossman
Neha Gupta
Austin Gutwein
Jennifer Hagel
Val J. Halamandaris
Clara McBride Hale
Emilee Hamilton
Michelle Hamm
Carl Hammerschlag
Jami Harper
“Sweet” Alice Harris
Scott Harrison
Corla Hawkins
Hannah Hawkins
Javette Hayes
Jim Hebets
Dorothy Height
Melissa Helmbrecht
Noel Irwin Hentschel
Father Theodore Hesburgh
Harriet Hodges
Alexandra Holderman
Luci Hooper
Ken Horn
Molly and Carly Houlahan
Jon R. Hudson
Jon Huntsman
Cuong Huynh
Maria Ickes
Daniel Inouye
Sharon Ismail
N’Jhari Jackson
Gerald Jampolsky
Sherry and Bob Jason
Jeannie Jaybush
Dallas Jessup
Julie Johns
Kevin Johnson
Nicole Johnson
Gloria Johnson-Rodgers
Hugh Jones
Larry Jones
Richard Jones
David Jordan
Eleanor Josaitis
Richard Julian
Sister Mary Luca Junk
Ewing Kauffman
Maria Keller
Mark Kelly
Ranya Kelly
Edward M. Kennedy
Christy Kennett
Daniel Kent
Ashlee Kephart
Alan Khazei
Craig Kielburger
Glenn Kielty
Steven & Michelle Kirsch
Andrew Koerner
Jacob Komar
Angie Koons
Sarah Kreinberg
Kylie Kuhns
Tabitha Kulish
Emily Kumpel
Vasanth Kuppuswamy
Dalai Lama
Amanda LaMunyon
Henri Landwirth
Erica Lane
Eugene M. Lang
Jim Langevin
Mary Lasker
Tara A. Lawrence
William P. Lawrence
Quynh Le
Sheryl Leach
Anthony Leanna
Jennie Lechtenberg
Jerry Lee
Lois Lee
Mildred Robbins Leet
Talia Leman
Taylor Leong
Thea Kay Leopoulos
Noah Levenson
Edith Lewis
Gregory Lewis
Glora Lewis
John Lewis
Albert Lexie
Clayton Lillard
Cassandra Lin
Monsignor William Linder
Emily Lites
Michael Litow
Jhordan Logan
Celeste Lopez
Javier Lopez
Will Lourcey
John Lovejoy
Nicholas Lowinger
Paula Lucas
Robert Macauley
Bill and Kathy Magee
Ferdinand Mahfood
Alison Mansfield
Annette March-Grier
Bishop Jean Marie
Bill Marriot
W.C. & Donna Martin
Kenneth Maryboy
Cassandra Martin
Stephen Massey
Fred Matser
Sister Margaret McCaffrey
Liz McCartney
Jack McConnell
Kylee McCumber
Ignatius McDermott
Ryan McDonald
Leeanna McGrath
Sarah McGrath
John McMeel
Ann Medlock
Tricia Michels
Jeff Miller
Bill Milliken
Vanessa Milsom
Vicki Minor
Nancy Mintie
George Mitchell
Samuel Mockbee
Alfredo J. Molina
Earle Morse
Kenan Mujkanovic
Michael Munds
Jorge Munoz
Bill & Sharon Murphy
Dikembe Mutombo
Danny & Betsy Nally
Genny Nelson
Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Paul Newman
Cory Nichols
Henry Nicols
Claes Nobel
Christine Nollen
Kayt and Maggie Norris
Aishlinn O’Connor
Sara O’Meara
Sister Adele O’Sullivan
Emmanuel Ohonme
Rachel and Kelsi Okun
Tom Osborne
Amy Palmer
Robert Pamplin, Jr.
Meghan Pasricha
Norman Vincent Peale
Mitzi Perdue
Chad Perlyn
Eric Perlyn
Kathy Perron
Kevin Petrovic
Melissa Petry
Lew Petzold
Melissa Poe
Carol and Hurt Porter
Greg Porter
Colin Powell
Lillian Pravada
Jennifer Prescott
Katie Prior
Paloma Rambana
John Randles
Andrew Rapp
Jill Rappoport
Amondo Redmond
Emily Reno
Jamie Ridgely
Cal Ripken Jr.
Nancy Rivard
Megan Robb
Zack Rosenburg
Mike Rothfus
Vantrease Russell
Robert Rutland-Brown
Isasema Salcido
Isha Salas
Bea Salazar
Rachel Salzer
Peter Samuelson
Rita Ungaro Schiavone
MaryAnne Schreder
Judy Schwank
Brianne Schwantes
Lance Secretan
Larry Selman
Jane Seymour
Kevin Shannon
Maria Sharkey
Bill Shore
Brad Shuman
Stuart Siegel
Mimi Silbert
Jim Silcock
Becky and Bobby Simpson
Jena Sims
Mollie and Jackie Singer
Davin Singleton
Ashlee Smith
Carmelita Smith
Gregory Smith
Linda Smith
Catherine Sneed
MaKenzie Snyder
Phil Sokolof
David Soukup
John Steinbruck
Mattie Stepanek
Robyn Strumpf
Leon Sullivan
Greg Sweeney
Don Tapia
Cordelia Taylor
Patrick Taylor
Mother Teresa
Dave Thomas
Haile Thomas
Peter H. Thomas
Betty Tisdale
Rob Torres
E. Fuller Torrey
Jerry and Sandy Tucker
Alec Urbach
Jourdan Urbach
John Van Hengel
Mike Vance
Nina Vasan
Donnalee Velvic
Jon Wagner-Holtz
Karin Walser
Nick Walters
John and Joyce Wanda
Kristen Waning
Wynona Ward
Kurt and Brenda Warner
Catina Washington
William Wasson
Annie Wauneka
Patty Webster
Kurt Weishaupt
Barney Welch
Kira Weiss
Emily Wemhoff
William Wendt
Rachel Wheeler-Rossow
Danna Whorton
Jody Wiatt
Heather Wilder
Gloria WilderBrathwaite
Arthur and Mary Wilhite
Reverend Cecil Williams
Hattie Williams
Joshua Williams
Tommie Lee Williams
John Wooden
Mary Ann Wright
Jamie Yeh
Remington Youngblood
Rujul Zaparde
Laura Zimmerman
Mischa Zimmermann