Diller Tikkun Olam Awards

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is a program of the Helen Diller Family Foundation. Jewish values inform the work of the Foundation in an effort to create ripples of good in the world. In the words of Helen Diller(z”l),“It’s never too late, too early, or too often to give back and make the world a better place.”

The Foundation is committed to engendering respect for all humanity and building bridges of understanding between different cultures. We welcome diversity within the Jewish community and embrace its racial, ethnic, and religious differences. The Foundation condemns any organization or ideology associated with hatred, including, but not limited to racism, misogyny, anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination, antisemitism (including efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel or its right to exist), and any other form of bigotry or harassment.

Annual Amount

The Awards recognize up to fifteen Jewish teens who are outstanding leaders in community service with awards of $36,000 each.

Additional Selection Criteria

Who can apply for the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards?
  • Aged 13-19
  • Currently serving in a leadership role on a project/initiative aimed at repairing the world
  • Self-identify as Jewish
  • Volunteering without any compensation
  • Residents of the United States

Note: Teens who have created and co-led projects with others are welcome to apply individually for the Tikkun Olam Award. In such cases, each applicant will be considered and evaluated separately, and no more than one applicant per project will be chosen as an award recipient.


Note: Teens are not eligible for the Award if they have a sibling who has received a Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award in the preceding five years.

Application Process


Complete your application.  The application contains these sections:

  • Personal Information
  • Project Information
  • Leadership and Tikkun Olam
  • Impact
  • Engagement of Others
  • Communications, Marketing, and Outreach
  • Sustainability
  • Supporting Attachments (optional)
  • Final Questions and Submit


Applicants receive an automatic confirmation message upon successful submission of an application form.

Applications are read and reviewed 6 times each in the initial round of review.  Applicants will receive status updates as the selection process moves into the semi-finalist round in March, followed by a due diligence review.

In April, status updates will be sent regarding the finalist round and references will be contacted.

Questions, contact: dillerteenawards@sfjcf.org


January 6, 2023



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