Innovations in social Mobility
POST SECONDARY EDUCATION
RACE EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Innovations in human services
COMMUNITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Innovations in healthY LIVING
HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS
innovations in social impact investing
SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTOR
NOT FOR PROFIT SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANY
FOR PROFIT SOCIAL IMPACT COMPANY
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.
by recognizing these individuals and organizations we
Promote a culture of bold thinking and problem solving;
Increase awareness and build a culture for social enterprise and entrepreneurship; and
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.