"When applied thoughtfully,
the HALO Award not only
improves a volunteer program,
but an organization as a whole."
Anne Viricel, Executive Director, San Bernardino Symphony
2015 HALO Award Recipient
The HALO Award began with a desire to reward volunteers doing exemplary work in their communities, and then evolved to include critical capacity building focused on strengthening nonprofit volunteer programs in Greater Los Angeles. The dual purposes of the grant emphasize and celebrate the partnership between individual volunteers and the nonprofits with which they work.
Since 2011, over 50 nonprofits have been impacted by the HALO Award program in their approaches to volunteer management, strategic planning and operations, and capacity building.
The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation is inspired by angels in the community, both the volunteers who go above and beyond to promote the betterment of their communities and the nonprofit organizations whose work motivates and supports such volunteers.
The Award's three-part design offers recipients a "package" of support which reveals and activates additional capacity to meet their organizational missions.
1. Capacity Building Support
Designed to build or enhance the organizational capacity around volunteerism.
2. $20,000 Grant
For the nonprofit to strengthen, implement, & sustain the efforts of its volunteer program.
3. $5,000 Award
For the volunteer, distributed by the nominating nonprofit organization.