- The competition is open to all organizations and partnerships from the United States, including non-profit, for-profit, and public organizations.
- Initiatives may originate in any state, but should demonstrate an intent to create impact within one or more of the following California counties: San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey. Winning initiatives must be able to be incubated within one of these counties.
- All initiatives creating impact within the target counties are eligible to win the competition, but preference will be given to established organizations seeking to scale up or launch new, related programs. Winners must demonstrate the ability to absorb the $100,000 prize. Idea Prize winners must have a clear plan for deploying the $50,000 prize.
- Early phase entries (ideas that have not yet launched or start-up organizations that have yet to document substantial impact) are eligible to win one of the Idea Prizes.
- Only entries in English will be accepted. If language is a barrier, please contact Smita Satiani ([email protected])
|Teens Rising To End Extreme Poverty||Carmel Jud||Salinas ,|
|CRTWC - Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child||Nancy Markowitz||San Jose and surrounding areas,|
|The First Tee of Monterey County||Margaret Seibert||Salinas,|
|The Respect Institute||Courtney Macavinta||Santa Clara County,|
|Playworks||Jill Vialet||Silicon Valley, United States|
|Fostering Youth Peacemakers||Vicki Abadesco||Oakland,|
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