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.

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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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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Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) Tanzania

Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) Tanzania (now known as Restless Development Tanzania) works with young Tanzanians on issues relating to sexual and reproductive health.
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Sense India

Since it began its work in 1997, Sense India's aim has been to improve the quality of life for deafblind people by developing services and working through partner organisations, helping them to build, develop and sustain their own deafblind programmes. Sense strives to ensure that there are...
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S.A.F.E. is a social change organisation that tackles discrimination and ensures that young people have access to basic health education in the most deprived areas of Kenya. S.A.F.E. harnesses the powerful local traditions of theatre and storytelling to communicate about HIV/AIDS through large-...
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Since 1986, Prerana has worked in the red-light districts of Mumbai, India to protect children vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking. This pioneering organisation runs three night care centres for children at risk, as well as shelter homes and a residential training centre...
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Mums for Mums

Based in Northern Ethiopia, Mums for Mums has been working since 2001 to protect children and their families. Through its innovative training programme, Mums for Mums gives young women the skills they need to earn a living, helping to break the cycle of poverty that puts so many of their...
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Afrikids Ghana

Since 2002, Afrikids Ghana has been delivering vital holistic services to children in Ghana's Upper East Region. The organisation tackles complex issues such as child trafficking, child labour and child abuse. Providing access to education and primary healthcare, vocational training and income...
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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.