Lipman Family Prize for Leadership and Innovation in the Social Sector (Win up to $450,000)

Applications are currently being invited for the Lipman Family Prize for Leadership and Innovation in the Social Sector at the University of Pennsylvania, USA in 2021.

The Lipman Family Prize celebrates leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability of practices. The prize is usually given to one organization that majors in this area.

Worth of Award

The Lipman Family Prize honoree package includes:

  • A $250,000 unrestricted cash award for the winning organization and $100,000 for each of the two other honorees.
  • An ongoing partnership with the university is dedicated to knowledge sharing and the support of the organization. This includes promotion of their work and accomplishments in the Lipman Prize network of organizations, Penn faculty and alumni, and social impact funders.
  • Access to tuition-free executive education programs at the Wharton Executive Education and the Center for Social Impact Strategy, valued at approximately $15,000.
  • The exclusive Lipman Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship, given in partnership with the University’s School of Public Policy and Practice, valued at approximately $10,000.

Eligibility

The Lipman Family Prize is targeted toward organizations addressing social and economic issues that are usually addressed by the Nonprofit/NGO/Civil Society sector. As a result, the majority of organizations that apply are considered “nonprofit” organizations. It is expected that applicant organizations meet the following criteria in order to apply for the Prize:

  • Registered as a nonprofit in the United States or hold an equivalent incorporation status in their home country.
  • In operation for three years or more.
  • Have an annual operating budget of $500,000 USD or more in the last and current fiscal year.
  • No direct lobbying expenses to influence legislation or elections, programs with religious content, or programs that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
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Organizations may apply for the work of the entire organization, or for that of a specific program. If submitting a program application, the program must meet the same basic criteria as an organizational applicant:

  • The program is part of an organization that is registered as a nonprofit in the United States or holds an equivalent incorporation status in their home country.
  • The program has been in operation for three years or more.
  • Annual program operating budget of $500,000 USD or more in the last and current fiscal year.
  • No direct lobbying expenses to influence legislation or elections, programs with religious content, or programs that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

The evaluation criteria are based on

Leadership

Lipman Family Prize winners are organizations that achieve good through sustainable approaches. Their models are exemplary and provide solutions for tackling universal problems that can be adapted around the world.

Innovation

Winners offer innovation and/or innovative approaches to solving a pressing world problem.

Transferability

Winners embrace the importance of knowledge transfer within the social sector. A core element of their business model has the potential to transfer across geography and/or need, thus offering valuable knowledge assets for the social impact community.

How to Apply

All applications should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: Sunday, August 1ST.

 

Click here for more details and to apply

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