Headshot Photo of Eric Heimark
2008 Award Recipient


Project Free the Children

Location Palo Alto, CA

Issue Area Philanthropy

Eric was motivated to help youth in developing countries based on their pressing needs, and to help privileged teens in other countries see themselves as actors empowered to support this effort. To accomplish this, Eric helped found branches of Free the Children, a Canadian grassroots group, in London and the United States. Eric’s volunteer efforts included raising funds for the group to support its work teaching children to be socially conscious global citizens and agents of change.

Through domestic empowerment programs and leadership training, Free The Children inspires young people to develop as socially conscious global citizens and become agents of change for their peers around the world.

Eric Heimark
“It is never too late, too early, or too often TO GIVE BACK AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE”
Helen Diller