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THE 2004 CONRAD N. HILTON HUMANITARIAN PRIZE
September 23, 2004, Washington, D.C. – The $1 million Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the world's largest humanitarian award presented to an organization, was presented to Heifer on October 28, 2004, in New York City. Heifer was the first U.S.-based organization to receive the Hilton Prize since 1997.
"Heifer International's success proves that it's often simple ideas that are the best. Providing poor families with cows and other livestock, along with agricultural training, helps people become self-sustaining. Ideas on how to help the poor in our world come and go, but Heifer has produced a model that has endured for 60 years." –Steven Hilton
THE 2012 KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL WORLD SERVICE MEDAL
June 30, 2012, New Orleans, LA – Heifer International was recognized by Kiwanis International with the presentation of Kiwanis' highest honor—the 2012 World Service Medal. The medal provides a $10,000 grant to assist the honoree to further his or her service work. The Kiwanis World Service Medal was established in 1985 to advance this goal by recognizing individuals and organizations that devote a significant part of their lives to meeting the needs of others.
In 1997, Heifer was named as one of the "Seven Ways to Change the World" by the National Peace Corps Association.
HEIFER PRESIDENT JO LUCK NAMED WORLD FOOD PRIZE CO-LAUREATE
June 2010 –- WASHINGTON, D.C.— Former Heifer International President Jo Luck was named co-laureate of the World Food Prize, recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Established in 1986, the prize recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply.
Direct Marketing Association's Non-Profit of the Year, 2010
Heifer Uganda Biogas Project Wins InterAction Award June 2012 – "Best Practices and Innovations"
Heifer International's biogas project in Uganda has received a Best Practice Award from InterAction, a coalition of nonprofit organizations focusing on disaster relief and sustainable development. The biogas program eases the workload of rural women and improves their health by providing a safe, renewable and cheap source of cleaner-burning fuel.
2007 Mildred Robbins Leet Award - Heifer International's commitment to gender equity was recognized with the 13th annual Mildred Robbins Leet Award. The Leet Award focuses on "breakthroughs" in women's empowerment in gender equality in the context of alleviating poverty and/or effective development.
"InterAction salutes Heifer International for its leadership in promoting policy change and demonstrating how to advance women's empowerment."
Arkansas Press Association Headliner of the Year, June 2006. Voted top Arkansas story for 2006 by the APA's membership.
2006 Copernican Award - Heifer International received the national 2006 Copernican Award for businesses under $100 million annual revenue, which honors companies that put customers at the center of their "business universe."
Top of the Rock Award, 2005, recognition for civic achievement.
2005 Cause Marketing Forum's Gold Halo Award went to Heifer International and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) for environmental quality. The gold award is America's highest honor for companies that the forum says "do well by doing good" through joint projects that are both profitable and promote social causes.
2003 Salute to Greatness award of the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.
American Institute of Architects National Award for 2008 - Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects of Little Rock has achieved architecture's highest honor for their design of the Heifer International headquarters building. The American Institute of Architects hailed the firm's design worthy of the profession's highest recognition of work that exemplifies excellence in architecture. It is one of 13 structures in the world chosen for this honor.
The 2009 Business Office Management Association (BOMA) TOBY / EARTH Award - This award recognizes Heifer for managing the building in an earth-friendly way, using non-toxic cleaners and sustainable grounds keeping. The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) Awards are the most prestigious and comprehensive programs of their kind in the commercial real estate industry recognizing quality in office buildings and rewarding excellence in office building management.
Platinum LEED Rating For Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, U.S. Green Building Council, 2007.
July 15, 2010 – Heifer Village recognized for its green construction – Heifer International's Murphy Keller Education Center—generally known as Heifer Village—has attained a rating of three out of a possible four Green Globes for new construction by using the environment and rating assessment system administered by the Green Building Initiative (GBI).
December 2011-2011 American Architecture Award - Heifer International's Murphy Keller Education Center selected for a prestigious American Architecture Award.
International Gold "Addy" Award for "One World" book of photographs by Darcy Kiefel taken at Heifer project sites throughout the world.
Winner, Web Marketing Association's 2003 Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) for Best Non-Profit Email Marketing Campaign using HTML May, 2003