Recent News

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.

“Coral Survival” XPRIZE Created as a Result of Coral Vita’s Efforts

Coral Vita was part of the team that won XPRIZE Visioneering, a competition that convenes a select group of leaders and experts to evaluate, prioritize and fund competition designs. As a result of their efforts, there will be a "Coral Survival" XPRIZE that calls for innovations that can scale coral survival 1,000 fold to help replenish our coral reefs. Read more at XPRIZE's website.

Innovation Prize Awardees Industrial Commons and Coalfield Development Named Amongst Grantees of Communities Thrive Challenge

Innovation Prize Awardees Molly Hemstreet and Sarah Chester of Industrial Commons and Brandon Dennison of Coalfield Development were named two of the ten grantees of the Communities Thrive Challenge, a collaboration between the Rockefeller Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to expand economic opportunity for low-income and financially insecure people and communities across the country. Grantees will receive $1 million to scale their solutions, as well as technical assistance. Learn more by visiting the  Communities Thrive Challenge website, watch the videos of Industrial Commons and Coalfield Development, or read the press release.

ScholarCHIPS interviewed on NBC 4

Yasmine Arrington and five of her ScholarCHIPS scholars were interviewed by long-time journalist, Barbara Hasrrison, on NBC 4. Watch the full video here.