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.

Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN)

Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN) works throughout South Africa and the region to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote children's rights.
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Island Hospice

Island Hospice provides palliative care and support to people in Zimbabwe with terminal illness, their families and carers, and offers a comprehensive therapeutic service for the bereaved. The first organisation to provide these services in Africa, Island Hospice has evolved to address a growing...
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Childline Kenya

Through the provision of a 24-hour helpline, Childline Kenya provides children and adults access to advice, information, and basic counselling around a range of child protection issues, and acts as a vital referral network linking children to appropriate services. Childline acts as a channel...
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Home from Home Trust

Home from Home was established to provide support and care for orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable children across Cape Town and its surrounding townships in South Africa. Using a carefully developed model of cluster foster care, Home from Home provides a community-based system of support for...
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Meaning 'Liberator' or 'Emancipator' in Swahili, Mkombozi’s mission is to empower children, engage families and strengthen communities. Founded in 1997 at the request of young people in need, Mkombozi works for street children in Tanzania providing protection services, research and campaigning...
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One of the few organisations with a focus on the Himalayan region of India, Pragya aims to shape and enable holistic, sustainable development for vulnerable and neglected communities by carrying out education, healthcare, energy, sustainable livelihoods and human rights projects.
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Impact Foundation Bangladesh (IFB)

Established in 1993, Impact Foundation Bangladesh (IFB) works to prevent and treat disability through health centres and community based activities. The organisation operates the innovative 'floating hospital' along the riverways to target hard-to-reach, marginalised communities.
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Disability Action Network (DAN)

Disability Action Network (DAN) provides life-changing medical rehabilitation to children and adults with disabilities in Somaliland, one of the world's poorest environments grappling with the remnants of years of war, including landmines.
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Slums Information Development and Resource Centres (SIDAREC)

Slums Information Development and Resource Centres (SIDAREC) firmly believes that community problems need community solutions. This has driven its groundbreaking work to empower and educate the underprivileged residents of Nairobi’s vast Pumwani and Mukuru kwa Njenga slums.
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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.