The 2017 Innovation Prize
Chile Mountain and Llamas
Border Wall in Tijuana

Who We Are

The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York City–based family foundation, champions inventive giving that supports transformative social, environmental, and cultural causes. Over its 70-year history, the Fund has propelled fledgling efforts concerning civil liberties, human rights, the arts, and the enhancement of the built and natural worlds. Today, the Fund is active across the United States and beyond, operating grant programs focusing on the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice. To continue its legacy of catalytic grant-making, in 2015 the Fund launched The J.M.K. Innovation Prize, seeking out visionary, early-stage innovations in the environment, heritage conservation, and social justice fields.