2019 Greater PHILADELPHIA TOP Social Innovators
2019 AWARD CATEGORIES
Innovations in social Mobility
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Innovations in Education
Innovations in human services
RACE EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Innovations in health and healthy food
HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS
HEALTH CENTER/HOSPITAL OR HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY
innovations in social impact investing
SOCIAL IMPACT PHILANTHROPIC INVESTOR
CORPORATE IMPACT PHILANTHROPIC INVESTOR
SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANY
innovations in public policy and systems change
LAW AND LEGAL PRACTICE
innovations in arts and culture
ARTS AND CULTURE
by recognizing these individuals/organizations we
Promote a culture of bold thinking and problem solving;
Increase awareness and build a culture for social enterprise and entrepreneurship; and
Inform Social Sector Funders and Investors who are the Change Agents - not those who hold a position or title.
INNOVATING IDEAS, REVOLUTIONIZING REALITIES
The 2019 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards celebrates the Social Innovations Journal, an online publication driven by the belief that “the potential for good ideas to inspire more good ideas cannot be underestimated,” this year also marks our 10-year anniversary of inspiring leaders and organizations to dream; creating spaces for leaders to tap into their own creativity to innovate; endowing leaders with the tools and knowledge to launch and grow their ideas; challenging leaders to become better versions of themselves, and transforming leaders and their organizations into Changemakers.
The theme of the 2019 awards, "Innovating Ideas, Revolutionizing Realities," recognizes organic leadership re-envisioning the challenges communities face and finding solutions by innovating ideas to reshape communities through innovated programs, policies, and disrupting the political landscape to revolutionize realities to bring us all forward to a more equitable and inclusive tomorrow -- today. We believe the 2019 Awards’ theme symbolizes that the success of the social sector depends upon us embracing both tried-and-true traditional practices while stepping out of the box to grow these ideas into new innovative practices.
The Greater Philadelphia SIJ Awards honors our region’s most passionate social innovators, entrepreneurs and Changemakers whose work and social impact too often goes unacknowledged, yet their efforts are what makes our communities across Greater Philadelphia the thriving region of innovation and opportunity they are for all people.