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Offer: The Purpose Prize (for U.S. residents)

The Purpose Prize provides ten awards of up to $100,000 to changemakers, 60 years and older, who are creating new ways to solve our most pressing social issues – from health care to the environment, poverty to education.

Ten people over the age of 60 will win in 2010. Nominate yourself or someone you know. Deadline: March 5.

An eligible candidate is:

  • At least 60 years old (by the application deadline of March 5, 2010).
  • Someone who has initiated important innovations (in a new or ongoing organization) in an encore career. Encore careers combine personal meaning and social impact with continued work in the second half of life.
  • Currently working in a leadership capacity on an initiative or in an organization or institution (public, private, nonprofit, or for-profit) to address a major social problem in the United States or abroad.
  • Effecting measurable change.
  • Initiated the innovation for which he or she is being nominated within the past fifteen years with the promise of more creativity to come.
  • A legal U.S. resident (residents of U.S. territories are also eligible).
  • Not an elected official.
  • Not involved in a project that is strictly religious or sectarian. That is, we will not award The Prize to a person whose efforts are confined EXCLUSIVELY to individuals within a denomination or for THE SOLE purpose of expanding the religious mission of the denomination or faith. People working in faith-based settings that have a broader social mission are eligible AND ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Nominations are welcome from any organization or individual with knowledge of a potential candidate. You can nominate someone from your own organization or you can nominate yourself.

Winners and a larger group of Purpose Prize candidates, The Purpose Prize® Fellows, will be invited to participate in a face-to-face meeting of a new network of social innovators, The Purpose Prize® Innovation Summit. The Summit combines group-directed discussions on issues of importance to the Fellows with skill-building sessions; opportunities to meet grantmakers; panels and interviews with celebrities from politics, entertainment, and academia; and cultural performances.

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