Dan West Fellow Award

Dan West, 1960
Dan West, 1960


Throughout his life and as Heifer International's founder, Dan West maintained a deep commitment to helping the poor, hungry and those in the margin of the world. His vision guides this organization and speaks to the simplest and most basic principle of charity - helping people to help themselves.

In his honor, Heifer Foundation has established the Dan West Fellow Award to honor those who have given of themselves to help the less fortunate of the world. Each year, one outstanding leader or organization will be recognized as a Dan West Fellow and will recognized for contributing to a better world through humanitarian efforts. Gifts that are made to the Dan West Education Endowment in honor of the recipient will be used to educate the public about the root causes of hunger and poverty.

Who is eligible?

Any individual or organization that is active in supporting the Heifer mission as a volunteer of their time or monetary support. Current Heifer staff are not eligible for nomination. Nominations are accepted once each year beginning in December.

Previous winners are (click names to view story):