The Salem Award Foundation
Salem, MA 01970
The Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice was established in 1992, the tercentenary of the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Award Foundation’s mission is to recognize, honor and perpetuate the commitment to social justice and human rights of individuals and organizations whose work is proven to have alleviated discrimination or promoted tolerance.
The Foundation focuses on promoting awareness of human rights and social justice in contemporary society as a way of keeping alive the lessons of the Salem Witch Trials. We work to foster tolerance, empathy and reconciliation in three key ways:
- Publicly recognizing individuals or organizations working to help those who suffer discrimination and injustice;
- Supporting the Salem Witch Trial Memorial, a public monument honoring those who died in 1692; and
- Offering educational programming that broadens the community’s awareness and understanding of current issues of human rights and social justice
The Salem Award is supported by donations from people like you. The City of Salem also supports the Salem Award through a ticket surcharge on proceeds from the Judge Jonathan Corwin House, also known as the Witch House.
Far From the Tree
Harbor Sweets, Inc.
Salem Witch Trials Memorial
Salem Witch Museum
Salem State Summer Conference & Hospitality Services
Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre
Derby Wharf Light Station (1871)
Enterprise Center at Salem State University
Sea Level Oyster Bar – Salem
Witch Dungeon Museum
Bakers Island Light Station (1791)