Purpose Prize to recognize social innovators
February 2, 2010
2009 Purpose Prize winner Tim Will brought broadband to Appalachia and linked local farmers with restaurants seeking gourmet fare.
The Purpose Prize, administered by Civic Ventures, provides awards to people over 60 who are taking on society's biggest challenges. The prize recognizes those with the passion and experience to discover new opportunities, create new programs, and make lasting change.
Five awards of $100,000 and five awards of $50,000 will be given to exceptional individuals who are channeling their creativity and talent to address critical social problems at the local, regional, national, or international level. The winners may be working in public, private, nonprofit, or for-profit organizations devoted to tackling the hardest challenges of our time: homelessness, social justice and human rights, violence, poverty and hunger, health, education, and the environment, to name a few.
Nominees must be legal residents of the U.S. who have initiated important innovations in an encore career. The nomination deadline is March 5, 2010. Nomination guidelines are available at www.encore.org/prize.
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