Monday, February 22, 2010

The Purpose Prize for Social Innovators age 60+ :: Nominations due March 5

Civic Ventures is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that works to define the second half of adult life as a time of individual and social renewal. Each year the org sponsors The Purpose Prize.

The Purpose Prize provides ten awards of up to $100,000 to community leaders, 60 years and older, who are solving some of our most pressing social issues – from health care to the environment, poverty to education. It is the nation's only large-scale investment in social innovators in the second half of life.

The Purpose Prize is accepting nominations, including self-nominations here, until March 5th.

Check out the 2009 winners -- the five 2009 $100,000 Prize Winners, and the five 2009 $50,000 Winners here. Learn more about the 46 2009 Fellows here.

I particularly like these two $100,000 Prize Winners:

The mission of the Peter C. Alderman Foundation is to heal the emotional wounds of victims of terrorism and mass violence by training health care professionals and establishing clinics in post-conflict countries around the globe.

Judith Broder, a psychiatrist, created The Soldiers Project to support free, confidential, unlimited therapy to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan – and their families.

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