Golden Talent Awards
The Golden Talent Award (GTA) recognizes an individual or family that has taken "a minimum of resources and converted it into a sustaining source of income and other resources, while also helping other families and the community at large."
Golden Talent Award winners are determined on a fiscal year basis (July-June), with award presentation typically occurring at a Country Project Partners' Workshop or other significant in-country event.
Staff from each Country Program will nominate a project partner candidate to represent their country. Once the nominations are collected, a selection process will narrow winners to the fifteen most exceptional cases. A committee of five extraordinary, long-term Heifer volunteers, who are familiar with our work and our methods in the field, will be selected to make the selections.
A cash award of $1,000 is provided by Heifer International Foundation; $800 is for the winner's project group or community, and $200 is designated as a cash gift or in-kind gift to the family or individual who earned the award.