About The Prize

Recognizing those who improve the world

The Charles Bronfman Prize celebrates the vision and endeavor of an individual or team under fifty years of age whose humanitarian work, combined with their Jewish values, has significantly improved the world. Its goal is to recognize dynamic leaders whose innovation and impact serve as inspiration for the next generations.

Charles Bronfman has spent a lifetime developing, implementing and supporting initiatives that help to strengthen the unity of the Jewish people; investing in next generations to expand their knowledge and appreciation of their history, heritage and cultural identity; and impacting on the direction of Jewish life and community.

Created and endowed by his children Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Stephen Bronfman, together with their spouses, Andrew Hauptman and Claudine Blondin Bronfman, The Charles Bronfman Prize is a tribute to the values and innovative spirit that have served as a compass for their father throughout his life.

An internationally recognized panel of Judges selects the Prize recipient(s) and bestows an award of $100,000.