When I joined Encore.org in 2005 as the founding director of The Purpose Prize, I couldn’t have imagined how many extraordinary people over the age of 60 I would get to know who use their creativity to solve big problems. Now it’s time to encourage innovators of all ages to come up with new ways to bring the talents of older adults to benefit youth.
The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge will award $100,000 in cash prizes, coaching and a year of ongoing support for organizations or individuals.
Applications open March 27th and close on May 7th. Start your application now.
Can you think of someone who may be eligible? Share the Prize information from here.
The Encore Prize is open to organizations from all sectors (nonprofit, government, for-profit), as well as individual applicants of all ages and backgrounds, whose organizations are not yet incorporated, with a proven record of launching successful ventures.
RSVP for an informational webinar on April 12th at 10AM PDT.
During the webinar we will provide an overview of the prize, review eligibility and judging criteria, and explain the competition process and the two-month accelerator that will include all applicants.
We strongly recommend interested applicants attend the webinar to understand the time commitment required and key dates of the program.