J.M. Kaplan Fund: J.M.K. Innovative Prize

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize seeks to identify, support, and elevate innovators who are spearheading transformative early-stage projects in the fields of:

  • Social Justice: Buttressing democracy, voter education, and reforms to the criminal justice and immigration systems.
  • The Environment: Slowing the pace of climate change and mitigating climate impacts.
  • Heritage Conservation: Conserving the places that communities care about most.

Projects should:
·         represent a game-changing answer to a clearly identified need;
·         be innovative within one or more of the Fund’s three program areas;
·         demonstrate the potential to develop an actionable pilot or prototype with Prize funding; and
·         hold out the promise to benefit multiple individuals, communities, or sectors through a clearly articulated theory of change.