The Bunchful Awards annually recognize individuals and organizations making significant philanthropic impacts. These accolades highlight efforts aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), inspiring further commitment to positive community and global change through innovative and impactful philanthropy.
Additionally, and on a more basic level, we wanted to create a space for sharing success stories, highlighting exemplary practices, and inspiring the replication of successful initiatives. We believe that by fostering collaboration and bringing together diverse stakeholders, we can encourage partnerships, the exchange of ideas and to accelerate our own progress. Furthermore, we hope to motivate philanthropic actions and showcase the tangible impact of such efforts and recognize diverse contributions.
However, our efforts extend beyond mere recognition. We strive to promote the global goals at a local level, and aim to acknowledge philanthropic leadership, placing great emphasis on encouraging youth engagement and mobilizing resources to attract funding and support for charitable endeavors. We strongly believe in responsible investment and the promotion of accountability. Through highlighting the role of businesses in corporate social responsibility, we aim to showcase their potential to make a positive impact, influencing policy and fostering a culture of volunteerism.

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The why behind it all

When Bunchful Founder, Raquel Miller was growing up in the Caribbean, she gained profound life lessons, first through her grandmother with whom she spent the first ten years of life in their small farming town, and later through her father. Her experiences translated into a desire to ignite global inspiration through giving, which lead her to found Bunchful Enterprises, a platform to honor the achievements of individuals and organizations who are making a positive impact in their communities and the world. This then lead to the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were created to establish a more compassionate world, as an operating standard for the organization. Accordingly, the Bunchful Awards and the Bunchful Future of Philanthropy Summit aim to raise awareness about the SDGs and the crucial role of philanthropy in driving sustainable development.

Why We Do It

Our continued hope for the Bunchful Awards and Future of Philanthropy Summit is to bring change-makers and givers together in community, with individuals, non profits and businesses to share ideas and collaborate toward a common goal.

For Whom We Do It

November 2021 was our launch event held virtually, in light of the continued uncertainly around the Covid-19 pandemic. It brought international participants together for remarkable conversations around giving and we continue attracting a global audience to these important discussions.

How We Do It

We reach out to individuals who are making a difference in their own communities to provide a spotlight, along with a notable persons who are also demonstrating their own generosity to a range of causes. We envisage a star-studded affair and a mix of everyday individuals. 

Help Us Do It

The Bunchful Awards and Summit will continue to highlight the many contributions and initiatives made to benefit those in great need, along with highlighting those doing the work of giving. Join us.

The Bunchful Awards are inspired by a desire to create a more “bunchful” world.

This very much connects to wider efforts towards the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN’s interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all” by 2030 As we seek to honor those who are dedicating their lives for the betterment of others, we hope you will join our efforts to recognize them.

The Bunchful “ZHAG” Award
(Zayeed Hakim Award for Generosity)

The Bunchful ZHAG Award, short for Zayeed Hakim Award for Generosity, is a high honor inspired by the incredible generosity of Zayeed Hakim, a beloved former Bunchful Ambassador. Zayeed’s unwavering commitment to uplifting others serves as the cornerstone of this award, and in tribute to his enduring legacy, the ZHAG Award acknowledges individuals, groups, or organizations that exemplify exceptional generosity. Unlike conventional awards, the ZHAG Award is not bound by specific criteria from the independent body of the Bunchful Nominating Committee. Instead, it is given at Bunchful’s discretion, to honor Zayeed’s spirit of selflessness and compassion, inspiring others to follow in his footsteps, and acknowledging those who’ve gone the extra mile for others, helping to make the world a better place for us, all. This award is given with a subjective evaluation by Bunchful Enterprise.

The Bunchful “Rising Star” Award

Introducing the Bunchful “Rising Star” Award, a distinguished recognition celebrating exceptional leadership and collaboration in advancing Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals. This prestigious honor acknowledges individuals, businesses, organizations, or groups that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to fostering partnerships and alliances for sustainable development.
The recipients of the Bunchful “Rising Star” Award exemplify remarkable dedication, innovative thinking, and a collaborative spirit in addressing three or more United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. For example, businesses are partnering with other businesses to implement sustainable supply chain practices, like sourcing eco-friendly materials or reducing carbon emissions. Similarly, individuals or groups have collaborated with organizations to launch community-based initiatives, such as educational programs on sustainable practices.
Their journey reflects significant growth, creativity, and leadership, leaving a lasting impact on their communities and beyond. Whether fostering collaborations between businesses and non-profit organizations to improve access to education and healthcare, partnering with local communities to revitalize urban spaces and promote inclusive economic development, or teaming up with cultural institutions to raise awareness about social justice issues and promote diversity and inclusion, these Rising Stars demonstrate the power of collective action in driving positive change.

This esteemed recognition acknowledges the extraordinary achievements, potential, and promise displayed by these Rising Stars, positioning them as the vanguards of sustainable development. Their passion, determination, and willingness to challenge conventions redefine the boundaries of their fields, leaving an enduring legacy for future generations.

Criteria: Contributions align with UN SDG 17.       

The Bunchful Awards statue is a tribute to the enduring legacy of the founder’s grandmother, a remarkable philanthropist whose life’s work inspired the creation of these awards. Designed to symbolize the generosity and enduring impact of her charitable endeavors, the statue represents the essence of giving back and community support that she embodied. Each award is not just a recognition of achievement but also a homage to her spirit of benevolence, aiming to encourage and honor those who strive to make a significant difference in the world, just as she did. Through this award, her legacy continues to inspire new generations to carry forward the torch of philanthropy and communal uplift.

The Bunchful “Vitality” Award

Introducing the Bunchful “Vitality” Award, illuminating extraordinary efforts to overcome the most daunting obstacles to human well-being. This esteemed honor celebrates innovation and dedication in the pursuit of a healthier, more prosperous world.
Across the world, a sobering reality persists: many, including women, girls, and those entrenched in poverty, grapple with limited access to life’s essentials such as nutritious food, quality healthcare, and basic sanitation (SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being). These disparities not only stifle personal development but also perpetuate cycles of poverty and inequality.
Yet amid these challenges, there emerge champions of change—individuals and organizations dedicated to making a difference. The Vitality Award seeks to commend their exceptional endeavors, recognizing projects that demonstrate tangible progress in addressing food poverty, enhancing physical and mental well-being, advancing sustainable agriculture, and fostering global partnerships (SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals).
Applicants for this award are visionaries shaping a more equitable, resilient future. The Vitality Award amplifies the voices and experiences of those striving for positive change, aligning with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.

Criteria: Contributions align with any of the following UN SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and may also include 17.

The Bunchful “Shared Abundance” Award

The Shared Abundance Award celebrates champions dedicated to tackling critical issues like economic vulnerability, systemic inequities, and limited healthcare access, among others. It spotlights leaders, individuals, groups, and businesses pioneering concrete solutions, fostering inclusive growth, and uplifting long-marginalized communities and individuals.
This prestigious honor recognizes projects making significant strides and leaving a lasting impact in eradicating poverty (SDG 1: No Poverty), promoting universal health and well-being (SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being), advancing gender equality (SDG 5: Gender Equality), enhancing infrastructure (SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), fostering peaceful societies (SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions), and facilitating access to education. For instance, impactful initiatives may encompass empowering financial literacy programs for marginalized communities or ensuring equitable access to healthcare services.
Recipients of this award are the driving force behind substantive change, reshaping the path of progress. They are bold visionaries who reject the status quo and tackle challenges head-on. This recognition sends a powerful message: progress transcends mere economic metrics; it demands that all segments of society reap the benefits. It’s about empowering marginalized populations, amplifying unheard voices, and forging a future where no individual or community is left behind.

Criteria: Contributions align with any of the following UN SDGs 1, 3, 5, 9, 16, and may also include 17.

The Bunchful “Wisdom” Award

The Bunchful “Wisdom” Award casts a spotlight on the educators, philanthropists, and initiatives driving accessibility to quality education and technological empowerment. From programs bridging the digital divide to transformative curricula addressing entrenched inequities and community-driven projects expanding knowledge access, this award recognizes those reshaping the learning landscape.
Aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Wisdom Award emphasizes projects advocating for inclusive education (SDG 4: Quality Education), robust infrastructure (SDG 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), inclusive industries (SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities), and peaceful, inclusive societies through global partnerships (SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions). These initiatives serve as guiding lights, leading us towards a future where everyone, regardless of background, has the tools and opportunities to reach their full potential.
The Wisdom Award champions a vital principle: education is not a privilege but a fundamental right for all. It envisions a world where technology serves as a bridge, dismantling barriers that have hindered too many from learning, growing, and thriving. This award celebrates those who bravely confront challenges, empowering individuals and communities to unlock their full potential.

Criteria: Contributions align with any of the following UN SDGs 4, 9, 11, 16, and may also include 17.

The Bunchful “Innovation” Award

The Bunchful “Innovation” Award spotlights cutting-edge innovations that are driving progress towards a sustainable, fair future. These groundbreaking initiatives, led by visionary individuals and organizations, are pushing boundaries and reshaping industries to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Aligned with UNSDGs 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), the Innovation Award recognizes projects making tangible strides towards sustainable cities, responsible consumption, clean energy, clean water and sanitation, fostering global partnerships, and enhancing innovation and infrastructure.
Award winners are the trailblazers challenging the status quo, diving headfirst into complex challenges, and empowering communities for a brighter, more sustainable future. This award isn’t just about flashy technology; it’s about ensuring that everyone benefits from innovation. It envisions a future where economic growth and environmental stewardship go hand in hand, where communities flourish inclusively, leaving no one behind. For instance, an individual could qualify for this award by spearheading a project that develops a low-cost, renewable energy solution for underserved communities (SDG 7), while also fostering partnerships with local governments and NGOs to implement sustainable infrastructure (SDG 9) and/or promoting responsible consumption practices within the community (SDG 12).
By celebrating these innovations, the Bunchful Innovation Award sends a resounding message: progress extends beyond the development of new gadgets—it’s about leveraging innovation to build a better world for everyone. It’s about creating resilient, inclusive communities where progress uplifts us all.

Criteria: Contributions align with any of the following UN SDGs 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, and may also include 17.

The Bunchful “It’s Our World” Award

The Bunchful “It’s Our World” Award celebrates eco-champions driving tangible impacts to preserve our environment. Aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 13 (Climate Action), SDG 14 (Life Below Water), SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions), and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), this esteemed award highlights diverse eco-friendly projects. From safeguarding ecosystems to promoting renewable energy, responsible consumption, and sustainable governance, these visionaries tackle environmental challenges, leading the way toward a resilient future.
The Bunchful It’s Our World Award celebrates those who challenge norms and inspire us to reconsider our relationship with nature. It empowers individuals, businesses, and institutions to become stewards of our resources, fostering a world where environmental responsibility drives progress, equity, and collaboration. By recognizing and honoring these efforts, the award underscores our collective responsibility as a society in shaping a sustainable future, underscoring our collective responsibility as a society in shaping a sustainable future. It highlights the crucial role of environmental stewardship in propelling progress, equity, and collaboration, and empowers individuals and organizations to champion eco-friendly initiatives.

Criteria: Contributions align with any of the following UN SDGs 7, 12, 13, 14, 16, and  may also include 17.

Timeline For The Bunchful Awards



for Annual Award Announced


Open Call

Nominations Close

Judges panel seated


Spotlights for nominees


Panel Seated


Awards & Summit Goes Live

Nominee Requirements

The Bunchful Awards seeks to recognize individuals, groups, organizations, and businesses in nine award categories for their efforts in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nominations are open worldwide, and the application process is conducted via our online form. Nominees have the chance to receive recognition, be featured, and gain visibility on websites, digital properties and elsewhere, including across social media platforms.
Nominators are encouraged to provide a concise explanation for their choice of nominee and include any relevant links or supporting evidence, if applicable. Nominees may not be a sponsor of Bunchful events during the time of their nomination consideration.

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