The Foundation’s principal purpose is to bestow the Right Livelihood Award. The award is supported by a thorough research and selection process of nominations from around the world, which are considered by an international Jury, and culminates with the annual award ceremony. Our 160+ Laureates come from all walks of life: they are farmers, teachers, doctors or, simply, concerned citizens. For many Laureates the prize money meant a major boost to their work, and some have even credited the Right Livelihood Award with saving their life.