The Award

The Fernando Award is the only award in the San Fernando Valley that recognizes the Spirit of Volunteerism.  The Fernando Award Foundation believes that through volunteering, you can be a positive influence on young lives, help older individuals remain independent in their own homes, clean up the environment, offer your professional skills to local nonprofit groups, and lend your talents to strengthening our communities in countless ways.

Besides recognizing noteworthy community volunteer each year, The Fernando Awards also awards 11 scholarships to students who have been leaders of volunteering in their schools, inspiring a new generation of philanthropy.

Click here to learn more about The Fernando Award, donate toward the Scholarship Fund, apply for the Fernando Award Scholarship, attend an event and/or volunteer your time and talent.

2017 Fernando Award Nomination Form

The Fernando Award

The Fernando Award is the highest award for volunteerism and philanthropy in the San Fernando Valley. It is supported by the Valley Chambers of Commerce, civic and philanthropic organizations, entrepreneurs and corporations located in the San Fernando Valley.

Fernando Award Nomination Packet

Download the 2017 the Fernando Awards nomination packet.

2016 Fernando Award Video

View the 2016 Awards Gala Video from Director, Editor, and Producer of Bluewater Digital, Manny Martinez. Special Thanks to Gary Thomas and Deborah Sable, who were the Executive Producers of this event.

Get Involved

The Fernando Award Foundation invites businesses and residents to become official "Benefactors" or "Patrons" of the Fernando Award. Please click here to learn how you can support the Fernando Award Foundation in this way.

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