2012 Winner

Alwan for the Arts - hof12Alwan for the Arts (www.alwanforthearts.org) which demonstrated how a Board of Directors could plan for future program expansion while at the same time meeting its current challenges and taking advantage of each opportunity faced.

Alwan for the Arts serves the Middle Eastern community and educates the broader public by showcasing a range of cultural events, thereby enriching the cross-cultural and artistic encounter.  Alwan is committed to maintaining a space for reflection, dialogue, and growth in the arts and cultures of the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa, and the diaspora.


Marks JCH of Bensonhurst - hof12The Marks JCH of Bensonhurst provides meaningful, enjoyable programs and services for families and individuals in all stages of life. They are a communal gathering place where people can derive satisfaction from shared educational, cultural, and recreational experiences. They treasure Jewish values and traditions and seek to play a significant role in the formulation of Jewish identity.


Breakthrough NY hof12Breakthrough New York maximizes academic performance and builds leadership skills of motivated, middle school students with limited opportunities. They support our middle school students on their path to college and inspire high school and college students to pursue careers in education.



Sakhi hof 12Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as they work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, advocacy, and policy initiatives.