The Daniel Chavez Moran Award

About The Daniel Chavez Moran Award

Health, Science
& Technology Award

Now open for applications.

Open to all teens to submit your best ideas on how to reduce or eliminate poverty in Latin America through ideas in health, science and technology.

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The Daniel Chávez Morán Award focuses on youths between the ages of twelve and eighteen. The goal is to tap into the brilliant, out-of-the-box thinking that young people have to help solve the problem of poverty in Latin America.

Daniel Chávez Morán, now retired from the development of hotels and resorts, founded Grupo Vidanta in 1974 after graduating from The University of Guadalajara with a degree in Civil Engineering. He retired in 2005 to found Fundación Vidanta (originally named Fundación Grupo Mayan) and focus on philanthropy. Mr. Chávez Morán is also the founder of Fundación Delia Morán A.C., which is focused on helping children grow up in a healthy environment. While no longer active in Grupo Vidanta itself, Mr. Chávez Morán's efforts in the non-profit sector help promote the name of the companies he originally founded.