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J.M. Kaplan Fund: Innovation Prize

Deadline: April 30, 2021

The J.M. Kaplan Innovation Prize seeks out visionary nonprofit and mission-driven for-profit organizations that work within, across, or in a manner related to one or more of the Fund’s three program areas:

  • Social Justice: Buttressing democracy, voter education, and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems.
  • The Environment: Slowing the pace of climate change and mitigating climate impacts.
  • Heritage Conservation: Conserving the places that communities care about most.

The Prize will be awarded to projects or ideas that:

  • Represent a game-changing answer to a clearly identified need
  • Are innovative within one or more of the Fund’s three program areas
  • Demonstrate the potential to develop an actionable pilot or prototype with Prize funding; and
    Hold out the promise to benefit multiple individuals, communities, or sectors through a clearly articulated theory of change

Amount: A total of 10 prizes will be awarded, each each including a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 in technical assistance funds, for a total award of $175,000. Awardees also receive guidance through the Fund and its resource network, providing tools and training that can help turn innovative ideas into life-changing social impacts.

Eligibility: Individuals or teams representing nonprofit or for-profit organizations may apply.

Link: https://www.jmkfund.org/innovation-prize-2021/

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