Awards & Nominations

Nominations are closed for NPD 2022.

AFP has streamlined its nomination process this year to allow greater equity and recognition of philanthropists at all levels. Instead of the six categories recognized in previous years, nominating organizations can now submit up to two nominations. Honorees in each category will be determined according to their volunteerism and/or philanthropic support of nonprofits and charitable causes within Polk County, but every nominee will receive recognition at the NPD event.

Individual of the Year

Presented to an individual who exemplifies philanthropy by donating their time, talent and/or treasure to your organization.  Individuals can be of any age, including youth.  This person can be a volunteer and/or donor to your organization who demonstrates a commitment to philanthropy to benefit the larger community of Polk County.


Corporation of the Year

Presented to a business of any size that has demonstrated an outstanding commitment through financial support and/or volunteerism that encourages and motivates others to participate in philanthropy in the community.