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2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize Awardees in the News

2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize Awardees in the News

NYN Media Highlights “Optimism” in 2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize 

New York Nonprofit Media interviewed Executive Director Amy Freitag and 2021 awardee Shelley Halstead of Black Women Build – Baltimore about the promising trends and projects  in this year’s J.M.K. Innovation Prize.

2021 Innovation Prize Awardees Featured in Philanthropy News Digest

Philanthropy News Digest, a daily news service of Candid, picked up the November announcement of the recipients of the 2021 J.M.K. Innovation Prize, as well as the Fund’s report on this year’s Prize, Building Pathways to Collective Power. Highlighted in Protocol, a 2015 Innovation Prize awardee, was highlighted in Protocol for organizing tech laborers in their pursuit of better work environments.

Shifting Power Dynamics in Philanthropy: The Chronicle of Philanthropy Article by The J.M. Kaplan Fund

The Chronicle of Philanthropy published "Leaders in Nonprofit Innovation Show How Power Dynamics in Philanthropy Are Shifting," an article written by our Chairman Peter Davidson and Executive Director Amy Freitag. This article illustrates how the J.M.K. Innovation Prize introduced vital new ideas and provided us with a deeper understanding of current philanthropic trends.

Michelle Shively Featured in Grist

Grist featured the work of Michelle Shively at Rural Action, a member of the 2019 Innovation Prize awardee True Pigments, for turning the acidic run-off from Sunday Creek into iron oxide pigments.

Swapna Reddy Profiled in Forbes

Swapna Reddy of Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, a 2017 Innovation Prize awardee, was profiled by Forbes as part of her Ashoka Fellowship. Read more about her, and the incredible work of ASAP, here.

Rachel Johnson-Farias Quoted in the New York Times

Rachel Johnson-Farias of Esq. Apprentice was quoted in the New York Times article, "Apprenticeship a Growing Alternative to College (and Debt)."

ASAP Staff Visits the Border

Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project sent their staff to the U.S.-Mexico border to learn about the most recent changes to immigration policy and see the impacts first-hand. Learn more about their experience by listening to this episode of Slate's Amicus podcast and read about lessons learned on their website.