Transforming Lives

By donating to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award USA, you will be helping the next generation of Americans who, through participation in the Award, will learn practical and social skills valuable to their personal and professional development. We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit agency; donations are tax-deductible.

Your support prepares us for every challenge and lets us inspire more young people in the future.

Individual Funding Opportunities

Now, more than ever, we need a framework to equip American young people to find their purpose, passion, and place in the world. Award USA provides that framework. Individuals and families, as well as foundations who make donations help improve mental health and well-being, physical fitness, connection to the environment, and the overall trajectory of young people involved in the Award.

Award donations can help support young adults being equipped for life:

  • $500 Begins 5 young people seeking their Bronze Award covering their registration fees
  • $800 Sends a young person on an Adventurous Journey
  • $2,500 Supports 20 young people starting their Silver Award
  • $5,000 Starts the Award in a new location

Bronze Level

Individuals, couples, families or family foundations at the Bronze level donate between $1,000 -$9,999 annually.

Silver Level

The Silver level recognizes individuals and families whose annual giving to the Award USA is between $10,000 and $24,999.

Gold Level

The Gold level designation recognizes individuals and families whose annual giving to the Award USA is between $25,000-$99,999.

Award Champions

Donors who commit to a minimum 3-year annual pledge at any of the Bronze, Silver or Gold levels will be recognized as Award Champions.

Platinum Circle

The Platinum Circle recognizes individuals and families whose contributions to the Award USA meets or exceeds $150,000 by the year 2022.

International Individual Funding Opportunities

World Fellowship

The World Fellowship is a prestigious global network that brings together generous individuals with a shared interest in the development of young people. The World Fellowship was created in 1987 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh to support the long-term development of the Award and the young people it supports.

The World Fellowship draws it members from global leaders worldwide, Chief Executives, Industry Leaders, International Ambassadors, Philanthropists, and Founders of internationally successful businesses. Members hail from over 52 countries and the network meet to engage with the International Award Foundation at a series of exclusive events around the world, including the World Fellowship Heritage Events, held in London annually, Award Events in country and around the globe, as well as Social Events hosted by Fellows and Benefactors. HRH The Prince Edward Earl of Wessex is actively involved in the network and the transformational difference it makes to our work.

The World Fellowship is comprised of individuals offering support for international projects as a part of an Annual Giving Society. Gifts above 15,000 Sterling annually can commit 50% to benefit a specific National Award Operator (Award USA) as well as The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation global efforts. Ascending levels of Fellow and Benefactor correspondingly offer various opportunities to interact with the work of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and its key supporters.

To discuss the contribution level that is the best fit for you, please contact Elizabeth Higgins-Beard at

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