Finalists Announced for Building Vibrant Communities: Activating Empathy to Create Change

Please join us in congratulating the Finalists of the Building Vibrant Communities challenge! After receiveing more than 200 entries, 86 top entries were selected as Semi-Finalists. Now, 23 top Finalists will go on to the final judging round of the competition. We'd like to thank all the amazing innovators for their vital work and for submitting their ideas to this challenge!  The Finalists are: 

Winners will be announced on October 22nd at the Packard Foundation's 50th Anniversary Open House event in Los Altos! Four winners will each receive an Activating Empathy prize of $100,000, and up to two early stage initiatives will each win a $50,000 Idea Prize. Stay tuned for updates, and in the meanwhile, check out our expert panel of judges!

Photo Credit: Building Vibrant Communities Finalist MEarth