Azim Premji Foundation, Wellspring Fund among winners recognised in awards for SDG work


Alliance magazine


Organisations and funders were celebrated during the Catalyst 2030 Awards for Systemic Change 2022. Catalyst 2030 is a global movement of people and organisations that are powering systems change to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Sixty finalists were selected from more than 200 nominations, and the winners include a  number of leading foundations throughout the world, several government offices, and organisations.

‘The awards finalists are all involved in important and impactful systems change work, presenting our independent jury with the difficult task of selecting just a handful of winners in each of the four award categories, ranging from corporates, governments and donors, to bilateral and multilateral organisations across the globe, from Africa and the Americas to MENA, Europe and Asia Pacific,’ said Sohini Bhattacharya, Catalyst 2030 spokesperson and CEO of Breakthrough.

The winners in the Donors Award Category, celebrating individuals and organisations that have deployed capital to support projects or initiatives to achieve systems change, were:

  • Leader in Learning: Azim Premji Foundation, India
  • Leader in Trust: Pathy Family Foundation, Canada
  • Leader in Partnership: Wellspring Philanthropic Fund, United States
  • Leader in Collaboration: Cartier Philanthropy, Switzerland

The winners in the Governments Award Category, celebrating governments that support social entrepreneurship as a means to achieve the SDGs, were:

  • Africa: Ministry of Health/Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho
  • Americas
    • City of Orlando, Florida, United States
    • Alcaldía de Condoto, Colombia
  • Asia Pacific: Victorian Government, Australia
  • Europe: Government of France, (Pact for Impact), France
  • MENA: Bahrain Science Centre for SDGs (BSC), Bahrain

And Special Recongition, offered to organisations demonstrating a commitment to advancing gender equity, were:

  • Global Affairs Canada – “Canada Helping Women and Girls” Initiative, Canada
  • L’Oreal Paris, India
  • Women Moving Millions, United States

‘The Catalyst 2030 Awards for Systemic Change are a mechanism to celebrate key supporters on our journey of achieving the SDGs through bottom-up collaboration. By shining a light on these important stakeholders, our aim is to redefine best practice and inspire others to follow their example. We believe this will help to further accelerate systems change and support dominant culture shifts towards equity in our world,’ Bhattacharya said.

For more information on Catalyst 2030, or to find the full list of winners, visit

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