Our package of support includes flexible funding and non-financial support to allow organizations to direct resources where they need it most — to respond to changing realities on the ground, invest in the future or simply keep the lights on.

Past awards winners have work tirelessly to provide safe, happy and healthy environments for others.

We celebrate the most promising leaders and their opportunities to invest in their future and the futures of those they serve.

2017 Selection 

The annual Stars Impact Awards recognize and reward effective, well-managed local organizations working to improve the lives of underserved communities.

Country Clusters

The Stars Impact Awards identify outstanding local organizations responding to the needs of communities in the following regional 'clusters'. The clusters will rotate to a new grouping of countries within a region every two years.

Africa-Middle East
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Morocco
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • Vietnam
Latin America-Caribbean
  • Bolivia
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Paraguay
  • Peru

Award Package

Each year we will select eight Impact Award 
winners in each region to receive:

  • Prize US$50,000 of flexible funding
  • Support US$50,000 of flexible funding

Process & Timeline

The Impact Awards are underpinned by a rigorous selection process that assesses both the delivery and impact of applicants' programs as well as the organizations' institutional and management practices. Stars proactively sources applications through relationships with a range of expert referral partners with knowledge of the experiences of underserved children in the region, and of the strong local organizations supporting them.