The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business invites applications for the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact Worldwide in 2022.
The Prize is an annual global prize that amplifies and accelerates the work of enterprises working to scale their impact on social or environmental problems around the world.
Worth of Award
The global prize is worth $100,000 USD in unrestricted funds.
The F. M. Kirby Impact Prize is open to all impact enterprises (nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid), working anywhere in the world, that have the following:
- Strong evidence of impact over at least 3 years and a thoughtful plan for how to use the prize to scale that impact in the next 3-5 years.
- Minimum operating budget of at least $250,000 (USD). The strongest applicants will likely have an annual operating budget between $1-3 million (USD).
- Robust, formal non-discrimination policy that protects against discrimination on the basis of marginalized identities. Marginalized identities may include, but are not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, caste, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, and disability.
- Because of tax implications, any international enterprise applicant must also have an established presence in the U.S. This way, they are United States Taxpayers and hold a federal taxpayer identification number. This could include organizations recognized as being exempt from federal income tax under IRC section 501(c)3 status, a U.S.-based fiscal sponsorship agreement, or others.
- Exemplary leadership that aligns with the core values of Fred Morgan Kirby, including integrity, resourcefulness, resilience, meaningful collaboration, and diversity.
How to Apply
- Complete the eligibility questionnaire.
- Submit any questions you have about the application process to the CASE team. Review answers to Frequently Asked Questions as they are submitted.
- Review the complete list of application questions.
- Submit part one of your application during the initial application window: August 1 – September 5, 2022. Application Part 1 requires an organizational overview deck (in PDF format) that addresses the requested prompts.
Deadline: September 5, 2022 is the deadline for applications of the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize.