10 winners. $5 million. Let’s meet them! 

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Congratulations to our 2021 Elevate Prize winners! A tenacious group of leaders, visionaries, and activists on a mission to solve some of the world’s most critical challenges. 

The prize: $300,000 in funding, expert tools, and support to amplify their impact — and inspire others to take action. 

We were excited to tell them the good news … but not as excited as they were to hear it!

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Judging this year’s prize was no easy task. With 1,237 applicants, there were so many people and organizations whose work impressed, motivated, and moved us.

Our 2021 Elevate Prize winners are:

Advancing equity in education:

Demanding justice:

Creating access to quality maternal and infant health:

Innovating sustainable food solutions:

Our winners and their organizations are changing the world. And we’re here to champion them every step of the way.

Get to know them better.

Alexander Roque – Ali Forney Center

Amanda Alexander – Detroit Justice Center

Aparna Hegde – ARMMAN

Heejae Lim – TalkingPoints

Kaushik Kappagantulu – Kheyti

Krista Donaldson – Equalize Health

Nisha Ligon – Ubongo

Rebecca van Bergen – Nest

Tony Weaver – Weird Enough Productions

Uzoma Orchingwa – Ameelio


We’re thrilled to highlight such a radically diverse group of winners this year, all working on a wide-range of important issues around the world. We look forward to helping grow their audience and impact, ultimately making philanthropy and social change more accessible to all.

                               — Carolina Garcia Jayaram, CEO, The Elevate Prize Foundation