Every year, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recognize up to 15 extraordinary Jewish teen leaders from across the United States with an award of $36,000 each to honor their initiatives to help repair the world. The award highlights teens (ages 13-19) who self-identify as Jewish and who are creating or leading a new initiative, or who have deepened or expanded an existing project which embodies the values of Tikkun Olam, the Jewish value of repairing the world. Initiatives can have a local, national, or global focus benefiting the Jewish community or the community at-large and must be a current, ongoing project. These projects may have any focus, from raising money, to hands-on interactions, to larger systemic-change initiatives.
Each year, the Helen Diller Family Foundation recognizes up to 15 extraordinary Jewish teenagers with an award of $36,000.