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Women of Worth Award

Awards to USA Women to Recognize Outstanding
Commitment to Community and the Fight Against COVID-19

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L’Oreal Paris

Deadline Date:

06/30/20 11:59 PM EST


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Awards of $10,000 and one award of an additional $25,000 to USA women to recognize outstanding commitment to community-related volunteer service. An additional award will be given to recognize exceptional front line work in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Award funds will be donated to a charitable organization of the honoree's choice.

The Women of Worth program is inspired by L’Oréal Paris’ iconic brand philosophy, “Because I’m Worth It” and recognizes the achievements of real women who embody the spirit of the L’Oréal brand—women who possess self-confidence and are committed to distinguishing their own lives by making a difference in the lives of others. Women of Worth is a celebration of women who have made a difference through volunteer work in their communities.

All award nominees will be judged by the following criteria:

Community Needs, Innovative Solutions and Impact (70%)

  • This refers to a nominee's ability to meet a previously unmet community need or concern. Examples of community needs are providing food, shelter or access to health care; providing arts programming or activities; strengthening educational programs; or providing enrichment activities that benefit children.
  • Innovation refers to the extent to which a nominee’s activities reflect an innovative or interesting approach to meeting community needs, as well as to the nominee’s employment of unique solutions to problems.
  • Impact is defined as an activity's positive effect on the community's social fabric and/or on individuals' or families' well-being. Impact can be measured by evaluating the programs or activities that a nominee has implemented to determine whether the number of people those programs serve has exponentially increased since the nominee began her work.

Extraordinary Passion (30%)

  • This refers to the success of a nominee's work in epitomizing the statement "Because You’re Worth It" and exemplifying the spirit of the Women of Worth program (honoring exceptional women who make a difference through their volunteer work.) Judges will look at how nominee's story and/or work inspire others to discover their power to make a difference.

This year, in addition to the main awards, there will be a COVID-19 Woman of Worth Award for one woman who has been a true inspiration during this unprecedented time working on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180983

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Number of Grants:

There are ten Honorees annually. In addition there will be one COVID-19 Woman of Worth Award.

Estimated Size of Grant:

L’Oréal Paris will make a $10,000 donation on behalf of each Honoree to a charitable organization of her choice, and an all-expense-paid trip to New York City ($2,000 maximum of travel and hotel accommodation) to be recognized at an Awards event.

Additionally, one National Honoree with the most online votes will receive an additional $25,000 donation to her cause.

One Woman will be awarded $10,000 in recognition of her efforts for her work on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Award nominees must be a woman, be legal residents of the 50 United States (excluding Puerto Rico) or the District of Columbia, be 16 years of age or older at the time of nomination and consent to be nominated.

The nominee's volunteer activities must have occurred in the United States and have primarily benefited domestic American needs. Volunteer activities of the Nominee may be paid if the organization is nonprofit in nature but cannot include court-ordered community service. Nominees who receive a nominal stipend or salary for their service (such as in connection with a national service program such as AmeriCorps and Peace Corps) may also be eligible. To be eligible, the volunteer activity should have lasted for at least six uninterrupted months and should be ongoing.

Self-nominations are permissible and encouraged.

The Women of Worth Award can be given only to an individual - not an organization.

Pre-Application Information:

2020 Women of Worth Award Program schedule:
- April 20, 2020 - June 30, 2020: Nomination Submission Period
- Early October, 2020: All Honorees will be notified by telephone
- October 19 - November 13, 2020: National Honoree Online Voting
- December 2, 2020: The Women of Worth Award Ceremony. The National Women of Worth Honoree will be announced.

There are two methods of entry:
- Method #1: To enter online, complete the nomination form, and follow the online instructions to submit your nomination.
- Method #2: To enter by mail, send a completed Official Nomination Form by first class mail, with proper postage.


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online nomination:
- Nominate a Woman of Worth:
- Nominate a COVID-19 Woman of Worth:

Connect with the Women of Worth team:
Phone: (404) 979-2900
Women of Worth Award
c/o Points of Light
600 Means Street, NW Suite 210
Atlanta, GA 30318

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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