Presidential Recognition, Honors & Awards 

Founded in 2003 by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) holds profound significance for Wise Up to Rise Up Foundation. This distinguished accolade not only celebrates the invaluable contributions of volunteers but also perfectly aligns with our foundation's unwavering commitment to empower communities and ignite positive change.

As a prestigious and enduring symbol of exceptional dedication, the PVSA spotlights the remarkable individuals within the Wise Up to Rise Up Foundation whose impactful service resonates across communities nationwide. It stands as a powerful beacon of inspiration, encouraging others to join the noble cause of creating a tangible and lasting difference.

With a legacy that spans diverse administrations, the PVSA upholds its noble mission of recognizing our volunteers who, with their time and talents, courageously confront the most formidable challenges facing our nation. Through collaboration with Points of Light and the leadership of AmeriCorps, this program empowers the Wise Up to Rise Up Foundation to uplift and officially commend the exceptional individuals and organizations actively shaping a brighter future for our communities.




Lifetime Achievement

Recipients are awarded the official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin, coin, or medallion, alongside a personalized certificate of achievement and a letter signed by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. These items are funded and coordinated by the Wise Up to Rise Up Foundation.

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Wise Up To Rise Up Foundation   

501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organization

Federal Identification Number - EIN: 93-4861941