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Awarded annually, the Prize recognizes social impact leaders driving transformative change around the world.

It’s designed to maximize their impact, champion their organization, and to Make Good Famous – shifting culture to create a world where more people are inspired to take action. Nominations for the 2025 Elevate Prize are now closed.  

The details

WHAT WE OFFER:

2-YEAR FELLOWSHIP

A tailored development program designed to equip winners with the tools to amplify their work, build support for the issue(s) and communities they serve among wide audiences, and support their organizational objectives:

VISIBILITY – TO MAKE GOOD FAMOUS.

Designed to enhance leaders’ and organizations’ digital presence, storytelling ability, and media footprint. This includes training on and tools around messaging, brand strategy, content creation, social media, press, and more. 

ORGANIZATIONAL GROWTH

Personalized support for winners on key organizational challenges as they grow and evolve through the program. This includes advice on strategy, operations, people, and leadership and reflects the top-of-mind priorities of each winner.

WHOLE-LEADER & WELLBEING

A whole leader approach to supporting winners so that they may continue creating positive change in the world well into the future. This includes rest, mindfulness, self-care, and coaching support to unlock the full potential of each individual leader.

COMMUNITY
A vibrant community of winners, partners, and supporters to engage and connect.

This includes our annual Make Good Famous Summit in Miami, a dynamic gathering space intentionally designed for networking, collaborative programming, and enjoyment. We also curate interactive experiences and opportunities for our winners to exchange ideas, forge partnerships, and celebrate achievements.  

UNRESTRICTED FUNDING

$300,000

shared between the organization and leader.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

A leader who is over 18 years of age and is a Founder, Executive Director, or CEO;

Leading an organization with a 501c3 charitable status if registered in the U.S. or Public Charity Status if international;

With an operating budget of approximately $750,000 or more.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Committed to the 
Power of Visibility

Leaders should not only excel in their mission but be interested in using their platforms to reach and inspire new audiences, innovating within their field, and/or pioneering new approaches to enhance their impact.

Trailblazers and Innovators

Leaders and their organizations should be focused on tackling  societal problems, the systems that create them, and demonstrating an ability to create change in their communities.

AT A Critical JunctuRE

Leaders and their organizations should be at a tipping point— at a critical moment where additional resources and tailored support will unlock their potential for scale or deepen impact.

“We are very grateful to be a part of the Elevate community. The support that Elevate has provided in the past year and a half has helped us unlock a lot of opportunities, including fundraising and continuous growth.”

Kaushik Kappagantulu, Kheyti
2021 Elevate Prize winner

See our winners announcement 2024, Times Square, New York