Apply for the Philanthropy Awards

Philanthropy Awards applications are accepted year round. UPDATE!  Deadline for current cycle has been extended and is now August, 31, 2021.

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The Philanthropy Awards identifies, elevates, and amplifies the mission of well-deserved nonprofits and those that show great potential if given the right opportunity. 

The Make It Better Foundation’s Academy of Judges — a vibrant community of esteemed venture philanthropists, past winners, sponsors and thought leaders — selects winners based on excellence, scalability, efficiency, leadership and effectiveness.  Organizations that serve the Chicagoland area, the San Francisco Bay area, or that have a national focus may apply.

Award packages include a suite of support that brings the nonprofit’s mission to life:

  • professionally-produced webinar promotion package
  • nonprofit leadership education scholarships
  • 12-month Better media sponsorship
  • cash gift
  • celebration event during the week of National Philanthropy Day

View past winners.