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AWARD CATEGORIES

Innovations in social Mobility

  1. POST SECONDARY EDUCATION

  2. RACE EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

  3. SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  4. EDUCATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    Innovations in human services

  5. COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

  6. HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    Innovations in healthY LIVING

  7. HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

  8. HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS

  9. HEALTH WORKFORCE

    innovations in social impact investing

  10. SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTOR

  11. NOT FOR PROFIT SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANY

  12. FOR PROFIT SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANY


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INNOVATING IDEAS, REVOLUTIONIZING REALITIES


The 2020 Greater Philadelphia Social Innovations Awards celebrates Greater Philadelphia Social Innovators. We are driven by the belief that the potential for good ideas to inspire more good ideas cannot be underestimated. We inspire leaders and organizations to dream; create spaces for leaders to tap into their own creativity to innovate; endow leaders with the tools and knowledge to launch and grow their ideas; challenge leaders to become better versions of themselves, and transforms leaders and their organizations into Changemakers.

The theme of the 2020 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 2020 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.

These awards honor 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.


IMPACT 

by recognizing these individuals and organizations we

  1. Promote a culture of bold thinking and problem solving;

  2. Increase awareness and build a culture for social enterprise and entrepreneurship; and

  3. Increase Social Impact investments by Social Sector Funders and Investors


AWARDS SELECTION PROCESS

OCTOBER: Nominations Open

NOVEMBER: Public Voting

DECEMBER: Social Impact Investing and Higher Education Institution Criteria Based Awards

JANUARY: Awards Ceremony to celebrate all nominees and announce the PUBLICLY selected finalists for each category.

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