THE FOUNDATION Filippas Engel
Filippas Engel (Filippa´s Angel) is a foundation focused on the youth of today.
Every year in Autumn, Filippas Engel gives out prizes to young people in Europe who help others in a lasting and extraordinary way, whether it’s in the social, environmental, or cultural field.
The foundation was set up in 2003 by the Don Bosco Foundation Center. In the past 14 years there have been many winners of the awards, the so-called “angels”: young people who care about their society and their fellow human beings and who are committed to their goals and projects with all their creativity, abilities and strengths.
Therefore, every year in Sayn (Germany), Filippas Engel gives out prizes to these incredible people.
The prize consists of a small “angel of Filippa” statue and between €500 and €5.000.
In the past years, Filippas Engel was able to give out €316.750 to 160 winners (including 7 special prizes for deserving supporters). Winners have come from over 11 European countries and have made a difference in 44 countries worldwide.
Receivers of the prize can either be groups or a single individual, under 30 years of age and based in Europe. Any private entity can suggest a young person or group of people for the prize.
The suggestion needs to also be followed up by a letter of support by an institution or official entity (schools, universities, municipality, etc.)
The winners are chosen by a board of judges, all family friends or relatives of Filippa. By doing this, they are able to grant Filippa her wish:
“I want my life to be of use to others”.
Or check out some of our past winners here!