L’Oreal Competition to Open Soon

L’Oreal Paris seeks nominations for its 2016 Women of Worth awards program, an annual award designed to honor U.S. women for their inspiring volunteer achievements and outstanding commitment to community service.

Deadline: TBA (last year’s deadine was May 15).

To be eligible, a nominee: must be 18 years or older; demonstrate commitment to her cause; exemplify leadership; and not be compensated for her community service.

Nominations are organized into five groups by decades: 18-29 year olds, 30-39 year olds, 40-49 year olds, 50-59 year olds, 60+ year olds.

A representative from each age group will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  1. Impact (40%) – Is there demonstrated impact (new program or activity begun, number of people served, etc.) resulting from the nominee’s activities?
  2. Community Needs and Solutions (25%) – Do the nominee’s activities meet a real community need or concern? Community needs are broadly defined as providing food, shelter or providing enrichment activities that benefit children.
  3. Passion (20%) – Does her work epitomize the statement, “Because You’re Worth it,” and the spirit of the Women of Worth program?
  4. Innovation (15%) – Do the nominee’s activities reflect an innovative or unique approach to meeting community needs?

The program will select 10 winners, each of whom will receive $10,000 for their personal charitable cause. A national honoree will be chosen via a public online vote to receive an additional $25,000 for her charity.

Info: Foundation, 404/979 2900; http://www.womenofworth.com/

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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