About The Prize

Recognizing those who improve the world

The Charles Bronfman Prize celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual or team under 50 years of age whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world. Its goal is to bring public recognition to dynamic young innovators whose Jewish values infuse their humanitarian accomplishments, providing inspiration for generations to come.

Charles Bronfman has spent a lifetime developing, implementing and supporting initiatives that help to strengthen the unity of the Jewish people; investing in next generations to expand their knowledge and appreciation of their history, heritage and cultural identity; and impacting on the direction of Jewish life and community.

Created and endowed by his children, Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Andrew Hauptman, together with Stephen Bronfman and Claudine Blondin Bronfman, The Charles Bronfman Prize is a tribute to the values and innovative spirit that have served as a compass for their father throughout his life.

An internationally recognized panel of Judges selects the Prize recipient(s) and bestows an award of $100,000.