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Empowering young leaders to build a better world.

A teen boy stands outside holding a stack of banned books.
A teen boy stands outside next to a light pole looking down the street to his left.

The Helen Diller Family Foundation honors 15 Jewish teens annually with awards of $36,000 each.

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize young changemakers who have significant impact in leading initiatives that embody the values of tikkun olam, repairing the world.

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Applications are open Applications will open August 2024 Nominations will open August 2024


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Key Dates
  • Nomination deadline

    December 22, 2023

  • Application deadline

    January 5, 2024

  • Semifinalist announcements

    March 2024

  • Finalist announcements

    April 2024

  • Awardee announcements

    June 2024

Headshot Photo of Gideon Buddenhagen
Gideon Buddenhagen
Oakland, CA
Headshot Photo of Anna Siegel
Anna Siegel
Yarmouth, ME
Headshot Photo of Sari Kaufman
Sari Kaufman
Parkland, FL
Headshot Photo of Sonia Chajet-Wides
Sonia Chajet Wides
Brooklyn, NY
Headshot Photo of Cameron Samuels
Cameron Samuels
Katy, TX

2023 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awardees