About the Kravis Prize

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.