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Thank you for your interest in The Elevate Prize! The application window for the 2021 prize is now closed.
Please check back with us soon to see who is among the finalists!

APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 ARE CLOSED

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APPLY FOR THE ELEVATE PRIZE

10 heroes.
$5 million in funding & services.
1 goal – MAKE GOOD FAMOUS!

The Elevate Prize is looking to amplify the next generation of social impact leaders. Are you the hero the world needs?

We’re looking for passionate, driven, non-profit leaders with ideas that can make an inspiring impact.

You have a track record of impact
You have an inspiring story to tell
Your model has the potential to scale

Sound like you? We want to hear from you.

Wondering whether the Elevate Prize is for you?

You’ll find lots of information about the prize here, including our areas of focus, and some ideas about what we look for in our winners.

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DO I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

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IS THE ELEVATE PRIZE RIGHT FOR ME RIGHT NOW?

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I NEED A PEP TALK…

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IS THE PRIZE REALLY ABOUT MORE THAN MONEY?

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SHOULD I APPLY, I MEAN REALLY?

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WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN THE APPLICATION?

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IS ELEVATE JUST ANOTHER PRIZE?

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WHAT IF I DON’T WIN?

FAQS

Is the Elevate Prize for me? +

We’re looking for transformational leaders who are:
Purpose-Driven:
 We want to know why you are doing this work, why these issues are important to you and your community, and how you and your work can inspire others.
Problem Solvers:
 How do you find solutions to this important issue? Have you been successful in the past?
Radically Diverse:
 Whether you are an entrepreneur in Haiti, an artist in Bangladesh, a technologist in Germany, an activist in Brazil, or a doctor in Egypt, we want to hear from you!
Resilient + Creative:
 We want to learn about your challenges and failures, how you have overcome them – and how you’ll do so again in the future.
At a Tipping Point
: No matter what stage you’re at, you’ve already driven impact and are well positioned to do much, much more.

Who’s eligible? +

Individual applicants who are 18 or older and affiliated with a legally established entity (formed under U.S. law, or the law of their country of residence). Note: Our submissions are in English.

How are applications evaluated? +

Our Judges are experts and leaders from across industries. You can learn more about them here. Applications are screened, then scored on the following criteria:

  • Proven impact, with a track record of success.
  • Feasibility, including a plan for financial sustainability.
  • Scalability, with significant future impact planning.
  • Capability, including demonstration of necessary skills.
  • Partnership potential, allowing for significantly larger audiences.

Exemplar: We’re looking for role models with inspiring stories to tell.
You can find more detailed information in the application.
We’re excited to hear from you!

Looking for more inspiration?

Meet the finalists of The Elevate Prize 2021

Alexander Roque
Ali Forney Center
Alexandra Clare
Re:Coded
Alexia Hilbertidou
GirlBoss New Zealand
Amanda Alexander
Detroit Justice Center
Amy Paulson
Healing Together
Anthony Myint
Zero FoodPrint
Aparna Hegde
ARMMAN
Enrique Lomnitz
Isla Urbana
Heejae Lim
TalkingPoints
Heidi Binko
Just Transition Fund
Kaushik Kappagantulu
Kheyti
Krista Donaldson
Equalize Health
Lina Sergie Attar
Karam Foundation
Marisa Hamamoto
Infinite Flow Dance
Ndinini Kimesera Sikar
Maasai Women Development Organization (MWEDO)
Nick Monzi
Learn Fresh
Nisha Ligon
Ubongo
Rebecca van Bergen
Nest
Tanyella Evans
NABU GLOBAL INC
Tony Weaver
Weird Enough Productions
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri
Nyaka
Uzoma Orchingwa
Ameelio

OUR JUDGES IN 2021

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Our judges include some of the world’s most important leaders, thinkers, influencers and activists. Their expertise ranges from business to academia, arts to science, tech to health. They’re all forces for change in the world. And they’re all here to empower others to make an impact too.
Get to know our Judges – and get ready to be inspired.

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Our goal is to awaken the hero in all of us, and ignite a chain reaction of giving and goodness on a global scale. The world is looking for heroes. And I believe we need them, now, more than ever.

Joe Deitch 2019

THE ELEVATE PRIZE

POWERED BY MIT SOLVE

$5 million dollars.
10 winners.
1 goal: to make a transformational impact that inspires everyone who sees it.
The Elevate Prize is powered by MIT Solve, a marketplace for social innovation. We’re leveraging their award-winning open-innovation platform and methodology, as well as their extensive network of entrepreneurs and social impact leaders around the world.

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