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The Sidney Hillman Foundation

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Sidney Hillman Foundation
TypeNonprofit 501(c)(3)
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersNew York, New York
MethodsJournalism awards
Bruce S. Raynor
Executive Director
Alexandra Lescaze
SubsidiariesThe Sidney Award, The Hillman Prize
Revenue (2012)
Expenses (2012)$484,745[1]

The Sidney Hillman Foundation is an American charitable foundation that awards prizes to journalists who investigate issues related to social justice and progressive public policy.[2] The foundation, founded in 1946, is named for Sidney Hillman, who was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. The foundation awards the annual Hillman Prize and the monthly Sidney Awards. The Foundation is headed by Bruce S. Raynor, former Executive Vice President of the SEIU.[3]

Hillman Prize

The Hillman Prize
Awarded forJournalism, social justice
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Sidney Hillman Foundation
First awarded1950

The Hillman Prize is a journalism award given out annually by the foundation. It is given to "journalists, writers and public figures who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good."[4] It recognizes journalists and public figures in traditional and new media forms.

Past winners include both established and emerging figures in their fields, as well as organizations. Murray Kempton was the first recipient in 1950. Each winner receives $5,000.[5]

The prize is awarded annually in the categories of: Blog, Book, Broadcast, Magazine, Newspaper, and Photography [6]

Sidney Award


The Sidney Award is a monthly journalism award given out by The Sidney Hillman Foundation to "outstanding investigative journalism in service of the common good."[7] The Sidney Award was launched in 2009.[8]

The Foundation announces the winner on the 10th day of each month. Recipients are awarded $500, a bottle of union-made wine, and a certificate designed especially for the Sidney by New Yorker cartoonist Edward Sorel.[9][10] Nominations can be made by anyone.[11]


  1. ^ a b "Form 990 2012" (PDF). GuideStar. GuideStar. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Hillman Awards Recognize Social Justice Coverage". Los Angeles Times. June 5, 2005. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  3. ^ Greenhouse, Steven (May 23, 2010). "Unions' Feud Leads to Moving of Journalism Awards Ceremony". New York Times. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Hillman Prize information at the Hillman Foundation website". Archived from the original on 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-10-14.
  5. ^ "Deadline for Sidney Hillman Awards". CyberJournalist.NET. January 29, 2007. Archived from the original on August 6, 2007.
  6. ^ "Hillman Prizes". The Sidney Hillman Foundation. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Sidney Awards". Sidney Hillman Foundation. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Client Spotlight: Sidney Hillman Foundation". Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  9. ^ "Sidney Award Winners". The Sidney Hillman Foundation. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.freelancewriting.com/contestsannouncements/073009-sidney-hillman.php [dead link]
  11. ^ Hillmanfoundation.org Archived 2015-02-16 at the Wayback Machine