Recent News

South Dakota Voices for Peace Receives Recognition for 2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Taneeza Islam's South Dakota Voices for Peace, a 2019 Innovation Prize awardee, received recognition in Argus Leader and USA Today.

J.M.K. Innovation Prizes Go to 10 Transformative Early-Stage Initiatives

The J.M. Kaplan Fund reports on innovation trends from 1.300+ submitted ideas and opens funder access to trove of proposals. Read the full press release here.

ASAP’s First Client Featured in The New Yorker

The New Yorker featured the case of Suny Rodriguez, an asylum seeker from Honduras who, with the help of ASAP, successfully sued the government for the abuses faced by her and her son while being held in family detention. Read about Suny's harrowing story - and the start of Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project - here.

Coral Vita Featured by CNN

CNN featured Coral Vita's efforts to not only help restore coral reefs - but to make the coral itself more resilient to climate change by exposing coral fragments to higher temperatures in the world's first commercial land-based coral farm. Read the full article here.

Victoria Herrmann in Scientific American

Victoria Herrmann, 2017 Innovation Prize awardee and founder of Rising Tides, writes about how climate change poses a threat to cultural heritage in Scientific American.

David Muhammad Interviewed by Annie E Casey Foundation

David Muhammad, a 2017 Innovation Prize awardee and the Executive Director of the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform, was interviewed by The Annie E Casey Foundation's Lisa Hamilton. He spoke with Hamilton about how probation works, the impact that our current juvenile justice system has on young people, and what a better system looks like. Listen to the interview on the Casey Foundation's website.

Coral Vita Launched First Commercial Land-Based Coral Farm

Coral Vita, 2017 Innovation Prize awardees, officially opened the world's first commercial land-based coral farm on Friday, May 31st. They have teamed up with leading coral scientists from Plant a Million Corals Foundation and the Gate Coral Lab, integrating their methods to grow coral up to 50x faster while strengthening their resiliency to climate change. You can learn more about them on their website.

Coral Vita Interview by Musings Magazine

Musings Magazine interviewed Coral Vita about their innovative vision for large-scale restoration of coral reefs. Read the article here.

Victoria Herrmann Named to Apolitical’s Climate 100

Dr. Victoria Herrmann was named to Apolitical's list of 100 most influential people in climate policy. Read more about her, and the other leaders listed, click here.

Innovation Prize Featured in Inside Philanthropy

Inside Philanthropy featured The J.M.K. Innovation Prize for its efforts to seek out nascent projects across the United States, not just in the small handful of metropolitan areas that have seen an increased concentration of philanthropic wealth.