The award for uncommon and unsung local NJ heroes funds up to three major awards of

n 2019, up to 10 awards will be given:
A top award of $50,000
Two awards of $25,000
Seven awards of $7,500

. They recognize unusual heroism and community service in our state and those who have made a significant difference to the well-being of society. Deadline February 18, 2019

Russ Berrie Home Page

Online Application

Links to Assist with Application: You can click on link and download to your desktop to drag into the online application 

The nomination is for one person - we'd appreciate one for each of us : )  the body of the application can be duplicate 

Direct the judges to our website which is full of information

Nomination Information

Links to Social




Video Link to a Beautiful Self Diary

You can either download a pdf version of the nomination form and send it to or fill out the on-line form and submit it.
For additional information on the Russ Berrie Making A Difference Awards you can email or call 201-684-7458.

Last year we received an honorable mention this year we hope to garnish funding to continue our mission  

Thank you in advance for taking the time to further our cause.