Cora Vita will soon begin constructing the world's first land-based coral farm in the Bahamas. In these farms, they intend to not only grow coral faster than it grows in the ocean - but to help make the coral more resilient. Read the whole article on Fast Company.
California Harvesters, a project of The Workers Lab and 2017 Innovation Prize awardee, is transforming agricultural labor practices and improving the treatment of farmworkers. Read Fast Company's full article here: How a Small Worker-Owned trust Could Transform Agricultural Labor for Decades
In "All Serious Criminal Cases Deserve Podcast-Style Scrutiny," Liz Vartkessian notes that careful investigation of a conviction, theoretically guaranteed to all facing capital charges, can mean the difference between life and death. However, this type of scrutiny is done almost exclusively by non-profits as opposed to the criminal justice system and the courts that state this right. Read the full article in the Baltimore Sun here.
Christina Fialho and Christina Mansfield, founders of Social Justice grantee CIVIC, were recently awarded The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for their work to end isolation and create human conditions for immigrants in detention centers. Click here to read more: The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards
Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) has been included in ArtPlace America's recent report as a case study. Click here to read the report: Farther, Faster, Together: How Arts and Culture Can Accelerate Environmental Progress.
Esq. Apprentice, 2017 JMK Innovation Prize awardee, was recently featured on The Root. Click here to watch the video: These Future Attorneys Are Skipping Law School
David Muhammed, a 2017 JMK Innovation Prize Awardee, writes about the desperately needed paradigm shift in the administration of youth justice in Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. Click here to read more: Local Restorative Justice Could Be Best Kind of Diversion for Youth
Brandon Dennison, one of the Fund's 2015 JMK Innovation Prize awardees, was named WV Living's West Virginian of the Year. Read the whole article here: Revisioning Appalachia
Chronicle of Philanthropy published Peter Davidson and Amy Freitag's op-ed that reflects upon the role of the Prize in the Fund's grantmaking, especially within this political climate. Read more here:The Power of Social Enterprise and Grass-Roots Decision Making: Lessons in Innovation.
The J.M. Kaplan Fund is excited to announce our 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize Awardees. Read the press release here: Ten Emerging Social Initiatives Win 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize