About the Kravis Prize

About the Kravis Prize

“Receiving the Kravis Leadership Prize was a wonderful surprise. This recognition put a spotlight on BRAC which was not so well known in the US then. The Prize came to me at a perfect time – I used the $250,000 cash award as seed funding for new BRAC affiliates in New York and London. They have leveraged this gift many times over. The continued inclusion of BRAC in the Stanford Social Innovation Review has been extremely helpful, further raising BRAC’s profile in the US and attracting both good students and funds.”

–  Sir Fazle Abed, Founder, BRAC, 2007 Kravis Prize Recipient

Established in 2006, the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Nonprofit Leadership conducts a rigorous due diligence and selection process to choose an annual recipient. A formal award ceremony celebrates the recipient’s or the organization’s accomplishments with a $250,000 designation. The Prize aspires to impact the nonprofit sector by lauding strong performance and sharing recipients’ best practices with others.

The Prize is presented and administered by Claremont McKenna College (CMC) and Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis. Mrs. Kravis, an economist, is a Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute; Mr. Kravis, founding partner of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., is an alumnus and trustee of Claremont McKenna College.

The Kravis Prize Selection Committee is comprised of distinguished individuals who have deep experience with the nonprofit sector as well as significant expertise in the fields of economic development, public health, education, the environment, human rights and international affairs.

Our recipients have impacted more than 700 million people in more than 100 countries in 5 continents.