The Competition for the 17th Virtus Award for Philanthropy Has Been Announced

Together we Spread the Idea of Philanthropy and Build a Society of Equal Opportunities

Belgrade, January 11th, 2024 – The Trag Foundation announces the launch of the competition for the seventeenth VIRTUS Award for Philanthropy. The award will highlight companies, enterprises, and individuals who have encouraged positive societal changes through various philanthropic initiatives during 2023. The VIRTUS award competition for 2023 is realized with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the OAK Foundation, and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.

„Good deeds have the power to inspire new acts of kindness. That is the very reason why the Trag Foundation has been striving for 17 years to acknowledge those who do good in the community and for the community through awarding the VIRTUS recognitions. Year after year, we look forward to witnessing solidarity from our fellow citizens and the business sector despite our numerous social and economic challenges. This year, the Trag Foundation is pleased to be presenting a special award that will acknowledge corporate and individual support for the empowerment of women and girls, thanks to which we hope to witness more and more examples of support for this important topic in the future”, said Marija Mitrović, Philanthropy Program Director at Trag Foundation.

VIRTUS Award for 2023 will be presented in 5 main categories: Award for corporate philanthropy, Award for small and medium-sized enterprises, Award for a long-term partnership between business and the civil sector, Award for individual philanthropy, and Award for young philanthropists. This year, an award focusing on philanthropic support for empowering women and girls will be presented for the first time.

More information about the competition’s propositions, application procedure, selection criteria, and jury members can be found at the following link:

The call for nominations begins on January 11th and will last until February 9th, 2024. The winners of the VIRTUS awards for 2023 will be announced on March 23, 2024, at the ceremony in Belgrade. Citizens, non-profit organizations, media, PR, marketing agencies, companies and enterprises are invited to nominate candidates for this distinguished award.

For additional information, please contact Eminent Communications,

Emina Ferizović, director at 063 7704 876 or

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