These organizations were selected based on the following criteria:
 
1.    The organization must be categorized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian relief organization directly addressing humanitarian needs resulting from poverty, famine, neglect, communicable disease, human physical or emotional abuse, or human suffering as a result of war or other military conflict.

2.    The organization has a demonstrated commitment to effective organizational management, using generally accepted business practices, thereby realizing maximum impact in their area of service.

3.    The organization has a demonstrated track record of integrity, accountability and stewardship throughout the organization regarding per