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#Philanthropy — 24.05.2016

2016 Prize for Individual Philanthropy

The 9th edition of the BNP Paribas Prize for Individual Philanthropy will take place in Paris on May 30, 2016.

Since 2008, the BNP Paribas Prize for Individual Philanthropy awards two prizes annually to exemplary philanthropists for the achievements and sustainability of their projects.

What are the awards of the Prize For Individual Philanthropy?

Two prizes are given during the ceremony:

  • The Grand Prix honours an individual or family for their overall philanthropic activity, commending the exemplary nature of their actions, their financial engagement, their impact and their long-term commitment.
  • The Jury’s Special Prize recognises a committed philanthropist who has initiated an innovative project and who has been working on the ground to implement it. The Special Prize winner is granted €50,000 for the furtherance of their project.

Who are the laureates?  

The laureates are chosen by an independent jury made up of leading figures from across a number of sectors.

In studying the profiles of all the nominees, the jury make his decisions based on various criteria, such as the social impact of the laureates’ philanthropic initiatives, the philanthropists' personal and financial commitment, as well as the professionalism, sustainability and transparency of the projects.

For more information about Individual Philanthropy, please check the following website:, first editorial partnership between BNP Paribas Wealth Management and The Economist.

Follow the ceremony live on social media with #NewPhilanthropy.