Philanthropedia: Top Microfinance Nonprofits (2012)
Freedom from Hunger ranked #5 among international microfinance organizations by Philanthropedia (a division of Guidestar USA, Inc.). The selection panel, composed of 72 microfinance experts, evaluated 119 international microfinance organizations and recognized 11 organizations that are making the biggest positive impact in international microfinance.
Global Health Council: Best Practices in Global Health Award (2011)
The Global Health Council awards the Best Practices in Global Health each year to recognize a program that effectively demonstrates the link between health, poverty and development. Recipients of the award are selected for their ability to exhibit measurable results, as well as the capacity and expertise to share, inspire and extend best practices for improving health.
InterAction: Best Practices and Innovations Award (2010)
Freedom from Hunger was awarded InterAction’s Best Practices and Innovations Award for Health and Microfinance: Leveraging the Strengths of Two Sectors to Improve Food Security. InterAction honors those who promote information-sharing on effective program approaches and improve practice standards by boosting the efficiency and impacts of field programs.
Imp-Act Consortium SPM Network: 20 Most Influential People in Microfinance (2008)
Chris Dunford was named one of the 20 most influential people in microfinance by the Imp-Act SPM Network.
Forbes Magazine: Top 50 Microfinance Institutions (2008)
Freedom from Hunger partners Bandhan, in Northeast India and CRECER, in Bolivia, were both cited in Forbes magazine’s listing of the world’s top 50 microfinance institutions, with Bandhan ranking #2. Forbes selected its top 50 from a list of 641 microfinance institutions and ranked them according to the size of their loan portfolio and their client repayment rates and risks. Forbes also considered each institution's operating environment and the cost per borrower as a percentage of the gross national income per capita in country.
Marriott School of Business: Warner P. Woodworth Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2004)
Chris Dunford received the Warner P. Woodworth Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University.
Worth Magazine: Top 100 Charities (2003)
Freedom from Hunger was listed in Worth Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Charities.”