The FSF gives an award for the advancement of Free Software every year at the LibrePlanet conference.
The Free Software Foundation Award for the Advancement of Free Software is presented annually to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software. The winner of the 2019 award was announced at LibrePlanet 2020. This year's winner will be announced at LibrePlanet 2021. Nominations for this year's award are now closed.