J.M. Kaplan Fund: J.M.K Innovation Prize
J.M.K. Innovation Prizes will be awarded to organizations that are tackling the country’s most pressing needs through social innovation. Awards will be made to projects that take a visionary approach to a societal need, working within one or more of the Fund’s three funding categories:
- The Environment: Protecting natural resources and reducing the impacts of climate change
- Heritage Conservation: Conserving the places that communities care about most
- Social Justice: Supporting just alternatives and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems
The Prize will be awarded to projects or ideas that: represent a game-changing answer to a clearly identified need; 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 up to 10 awards will be made. Awards include a cash award of $150,000 over three years, plus $25,000 for project expenses, for a total award of $175,000. Awardees also receive guidance through the Fund and its resource network, providing tools and training for ascendant change agents.
Eligibility: Nonprofit and mission driven for-profit organizations.
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