Fueling grassroots movements and
building power among communities.


Every month we pick a theme and call out a cause on Instagram.


YOU nominate organizations that inspire you by commenting on the post.


We award one of the nominees $25,000!


GET LOUD for Representation in Media!

Beautiful Strength is our Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award winner for Representation in Media. Beautiful Strength travels the United States (and a bit of Canada) on a bright pink bus photographing and telling the stories of underrepresented, resilient humans. We love their use of portrait photography and storytelling as their medium, how they’re always looking for the GOOD, and how they give a voice to those we don’t hear enough – from veterans and adaptive athletes to sex trafficking survivors and the unhoused. Beautiful Strength will receive $25,000 in unrestricted funding to further their mission.

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram to nominate for the next Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award, the topic will be announced in October!


La Maraña
Beautiful Strength
Spill The Tea Cafe (STTC)
Transgender Education Network of Texas
We Count
Drawing Dreams Initiative
Touching Land
Native Conservancy
Yes We Can World Foundation
The Smile Trust
Generation Ratify
The LGBT+ Center Orlando, Inc.
Paterson Healing Collective


How can you nominate an organization?

To nominate an organization, simply tag the organization or comment their name below the “Nominations Open” post on the @elevateprize Instagram.

Who can nominate?

ANYONE can make a nomination for the Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award unless you work for The Elevate Prize Foundation (we think that would be a little too insider-y). Nominate an organization whose work you believe in, or nominate your OWN organization!

Who can be awarded the Elevate Prize GET LOUD Award? 

This award is designed to uplift grassroots organizations who have an annual budget under 1 million dollars and are a certified 501c3 or public charity. 

How are winners chosen?

Organizations can be nominated infinite times, but that won’t impact judging. Winners will be chosen by the Elevate team regardless of number of nominations, based on their mission, budget, and impact.

How are monthly topics chosen?

Topics are chosen based on suggestions from our community, time of year, current events, or by the Elevate team.