Grants & Awards

Grants and Awards

GW Neilom Social Impact Prize
A generous donation enabled the Foundation to establish the Neilom Prize for Social Impact, two prizes each year awarded at The George Washington University in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for the two students with the greatest social impact over the past year.
Neilom Fellows Program
Through our Neilom Fellows program we discover, recognize and celebrate young people creating positive social change. We do this by establishing prizes, awards, grants and internships with non-profit organizations and other groups working together to address common challenges facing young people today.

Provided support for the Do Good Institute’s 2020 Do Good Challenge. The Neilom Audience Choice Awards will reward outstanding social entrepreneurship and impact by University of Maryland students.


Awarded a grant to Baltimore nonprofit V-Linc (now VME), to leverage engineering students and volunteers to develop specific assistive technology solutions for disabled young people.

Established The Neilom Prize at IIT Delhi’s Assistech Laboratory for the best engineering student developing transformative educational tools for young blind people.

A grant was made to the African Women’s Cancer Awareness Association (AWCAA) set up a successful pilot breast cancer screening and education clinic.

Students in the new Engineering for Social Change course grant Neilom Foundation funds for maximum social impact.

Students Helping Honduras

We supported Students Helping Honduras, an organization alleviating violence and extreme poverty in Honduras through education and youth empowerment.

The Foundation awarded a grant to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for a pilot solar rotation grazing system to enhance soil health and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay region.


Supported students and six local nonprofits in the pilot Social Entrepreneurship program at the College of Southern Maryland.

Set up the donor-directed Sukhdarshan Lal Bhalla Neilom Prize for the best students at Durga Dutt Kapilashrami Smarak Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya (DDKSSM), a school in Haldwani, India.


Provided funds to Bread and Water for Africa to build a new fresh water well in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa for a population of 2,500, a majority of which are schoolchildren.

Awarded a grant to DC-based nonprofit organization FRESHFARM to build a new healthy eating/teaching garden at the Ludlow-Taylor school in Washington DC.