Charity Navigator: four stars!

America’s largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations has once again awarded PATH its highest possible rating. Read more about it.

Hilton Humanitarian Prize

PATH received the 2009 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, a $1.5 million award honoring a charitable or nongovernmental organization that has made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering. The world’s largest humanitarian award, the prize is presented annually by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. To learn more, visit the Hilton Foundation website.

2012 Top 100 Best NGOs

PATH was ranked as the sixth best nongovernmental organization (NGO) in the world on the 2012 “top 100” list published by The Global Journal. The rankings qualitatively measure NGOs against the metrics of innovation, effectiveness, impact, efficiency, transparency, sustainainbility, strategic and financial management, and peer review. To see the full list and additional information, visit The Global Journal's website.

Leaders in Health Care award

PATH received Seattle Business magazine’s 2011 Leaders in Healthcare award in the Outstanding Global Health Organization category. The award recognizes organizations in Washington State that have made a major impact toward solving chronic global health problems and are contributing to the development of global health research. For more information, visit the Seattle Business magazine website.

Fast Company Social Capitalist Award

For five years running, Fast Company magazine has named PATH one of the world’s top social entrepreneurs that are changing the world. Fast Company featured PATH in the January 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 issues of the magazine. Visit the Fast Company website.

Tech Museum of Innovation Award

PATH was honored once again by the Tech Museum of Innovation as a 2009 Tech Award Laureate for our Ultra Rice® technology. In addition, Ultra Rice was selected from among the three laureates in the health category as the winner of the $50,000 cash prize presented during the museum’s annual Tech Awards Gala. The museum has also recognized our organization as the 2007 laureate for the vaccine vial monitor and the 2003 laureate for the Uniject® prefilled injection device. Uniject was selected from among the laureates to receive that year’s prize in the health category. PATH is the only organization to be a three-time laureate and a two-time prize recipient.

In Silicon Valley, where technology is considered a way of life, the Tech Museum Awards were developed to recognize the need to bridge existing technology in emerging countries and emerging technologies in developed countries. For more information, please visit the Tech Awards website.

Magnum Opus Award

Since 2006, PATH has been honored multiple times by the Magnum Opus Awards, a program recognizing strategic, editorial, and visual excellence in custom publishing:

  • In 2011, our 2009 annual report won the Gold Award for Best Overall Editorial Content in the Print Annual Report category, and our News from PATH e-newsletter won the Bronze Award in the Electronic Publication or Website category.
  • In 2010, our 2008 annual report, Where Solutions Start, won the Grand Award for Print Annual Report, and our News from PATH e-newsletter received an Honorable Mention in the Electronic Publication or Website category.
  • In 2009, our Directions in Global Health newsletter (May 2008 issue) received special recognition in the Grand Award category for Print Newsletter, External Audience, and our 2007 progress report, Innovation to Impact, received special recognition in the Grand Award category for Print Annual Report.
  • In 2008, our website received special recognition in the Grand Award category for Electronic Publication/Website, and our 2006 annual report, Health Within Reach, received special recognition in the Grand Award category for Print Annual Report. PATH’s website also received a silver award in the Best Overall Editorial category and an honorable mention in the Best Overall Design category.
  • In 2006, our 2004 Progress Report received the Grand Award for Print Annual Report, External Audience.

The Magnum Opus Awards are sponsored by Contentwise and the Missouri School of Journalism and judged by a team of industry leaders. For more information, visit the Magnum Opus website.

Strategic Video Awards

Two of PATH’s videos have been honored by the 2011 Strategic Video Awards. The Firefly video won in the External Branding category for its effectiveness in helping audiences understand the essence of the organization. The Generation without Fear video received an Honorable Mention in the Philanthropy and Fundraising category for successful communication of the merits of the organization’s mission. The Strategic Video Awards are offered in 35 categories in every area of external and internal communication. The awards program is sponsored by McMurry, one of the largest marketing communication firms in the United States. For more information, please visit the Strategic Video Awards website.

Telly Award

PATH was recognized in the 30th Annual Telly Awards, which honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs; the finest video and film productions; and the best work created for the web. Two of our videos, Health within Reach and PATH's Idea Factory, each won a bronze 2009 Telly Award in the online video category. For more information, visit the Telly Awards website.

LEAD Thurston County Distinguished Leader Award

LEAD Thurston County (which includes Olympia, the capitol of Washington State) is an organization dedicated to preparing people for community leadership roles. In 2008, LEAD honored PATH with its Distinguished Leader award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that demonstrate leadership through outstanding initiative, significant community impact, and inspiration to others.

Seeds of Hope Award

PATH received the 2008 Seed of Hope Award for our groundbreaking work in global health. The annual award presented by RESULTS, a Washington, DC–based grassroots advocacy group, recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates exemplary, innovative, and strategic work that extends health care, economic opportunity, education, and hope to all the world’s citizens. To learn more, visit the RESULTS website.

Global Health Research Ambassador

Former PATH president and CEO Christopher J. Elias, MD, MPH, was named Global Health Research Ambassador by the Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research in 2007. The title is bestowed upon 27 of the nation’s foremost experts in global health, united in advocating for greater US investment in global health research.

Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow

Former PATH president and CEO Christopher J. Elias, was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in 2011 for his work in global health. The designation as a Paul Harris Fellow is bestowed in appreciation of tangible and significant efforts to promote understanding and relations among the world’s communities.

Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Former PATH president and CEO Christopher J. Elias, MD, MPH, was selected as “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” for the United States in 2005 by the Schwab Foundation. Schwab’s social entrepreneurs are recognized for the innovation, scope, replicability and sustainability, and direct positive social impact of their work.

United Nations Population Award

In 2006, Dr. Halida Hanum Akhter, then chair of PATH’s board of directors, won the United Nations Population Award. The award goes to individuals and institutions in recognition of their work in population and improving the health and welfare of individuals.

2005 Human Rights Award

PATH received the 2005 Human Rights Award, an honor bestowed by the Seattle chapter of the United Nations Association and the City of Seattle Commission for Human Civil Rights. The annual award recognizes individuals or organizations that contribute to the advancement of human rights above and beyond the call of duty and with diverse and innovative ideas. PATH was honored for our distinguished work over the years in global health, according to UN Association chapter president Richard Blakney, MPH. For more on the award and its inspiration—the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—visit the Association’s website at

Forbes' top 200

In 2005 PATH made Forbes’ list of the 200 largest US charities, a high-water mark for stability and staying power. Their ratings show that we keep operating costs low—and channel as much of our supporters’ investment as possible into the real work of improving global health. Nonprofit Innovation Award finalist

In 2005, PATH was selected by as one of the ten most innovative nonprofits in the world. This award recognizes nonprofit organizations whose innovative approaches and breakthrough solutions most effectively improve their communities or the world at large. selected the ten finalists from a field of nearly 1,000 organizations, in partnership with the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Heroes of Health Care Award

In 2003, the Washington Health Foundation awarded PATH its “Heroes of Health Care Award for Innovation.” The award was created to honor people and organizations from across the state of Washington that have dedicated themselves to making a significant difference in the lives of those around them. PATH received the award for creating new approaches to improving health in the developing world.