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AMPLIFYING IMPACT.

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The Elevate PRIZE Catalyst Award is presented by JOE Deitch, Founder and Chairman of The Elevate Prize Foundation.

The award recognizes prominent individuals who use their influence to inspire social action, providing $250,000 in unrestricted funding and practical resources to help them make even more impact.

2024

2024

watch MATT DAMON talking about receiving the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award

2023

“The funds from the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award will be put to immediate use in developing the first biological staging system for Parkinson’s disease…Take it from me: You can be the solution you seek. Be the one to light the fire and inspire the world.”

– MICHAEL j. FOX

MICHAEL J. FOX FOUNDATION

2023

Lizzo

From sharing her People’s Choice Award stage with activists and community leaders, to taking a stand for reproductive rights to promoting body positivity, multi-award winning artist Lizzo’s impact spans beyond her powerful music. Every year, she champions and spotlights Black organizations through her Juneteenth Giveback, amplifying their message of justice, equality, and hope – this year, she has committed the funds from the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award to take the campaign to new heights.

“I am so honored to be receiving the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award…I am pledging the entirety of the prize to my 4th annual Juneteenth Giveback…This is going to be the greatest year yet!”

– LIZZO

watch LIZZO talking about receiving the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award

2022

MALALA YOUSAFZAI & MALALA FUND

Malala Fund is on a mission to ensure that all girls can access free, safe, quality education – building a world where every girl can learn and lead.

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“As global crises put progress for girls’ education at risk, this support from The Elevate Prize Foundation could not come at a more critical time…We must ensure leaders fulfill their promises to girls and activate much needed change.”

MALALA YOUSAFZAI

watch Malala Yousafzai talking about receiving the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award

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2022

Amal and George Clooney & The Clooney Foundation for Justice

The Clooney Foundation for Justice works around the world to wage justice for survivors of human rights abuses.

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“Our goal at the Foundation is to free the innocent, and punish the guilty. To wage justice one case at a time.”

Amal and George Clooney

watch the clooneys talking about receiving the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award

2021

TREVOR NOAH & THE TREVOR NOAH FOUNDATION

The Trevor Noah Foundation seeks to foster inspiring, learning and teaching environments in South African schools while empowering teachers to be innovative leaders and problem solvers in their classrooms and communities.

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“I am honored to be receiving the inaugural ELEVATE PRIZE Catalyst Award from the Elevate Prize Foundation. Their commitment to social good is something I admire and strive for every day, both in my personal life and for my Foundation.”

– TREVOR NOAH

watch TREVOR NOAH talking about receiving the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award

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