The Caring Institute sponsors a number of programs to inspire and reward acts of caring.
The annual Caring Awards exist to promote and reward acts of caring and humanitarian service around the country and internationally. Throughout the year, we receive nominations for our adult and young adult categories, and we interview these outstanding individuals to learn about their achievements. We honor five adult winners and five young adult winners with a VIP ceremony and gala, a crystal statue prize, and a profile in CARING magazine.
Dreams 4 Kids
The Caring Institute coordinates resources to fulfill the last wishes of kids who are terminally ill. With input from our friends in home care and hospice on what these children yearn for and the strength of your contributions throughout the year, we are able to make a few special dreams come true.
Art of Caring
Our photography contest, the Art of Caring, is directed toward America’s youth. Elementary school students submit photos that they believe capture “what caring means” – an exercise for open-mindedness, creativity, and benevolence. Finalist photos are displayed in the Caring Hall of Fame.
Internships & Scholarships
The Caring Institute awards funds for college to our young adult Caring Award winners. It is our hope that this gift will incite these bright minds to continue making a difference in the lives of others.
Our internship program gives public service minded youth the chance to interact closely with Caring Award winners and nominees. Interns get exposure to a wide spectrum of career opportunities and see government at work.