Meet Our 2023 Awardees

The fifth biennial cycle of the Prize launched in January 2023 and saw by far our most engagement to date: 538 volunteers helped us with a collaborative review of 3,209 applications, representing all 50 states as well as numerous territories and Tribal nations.

We’ve awarded the 2023 J.M.K. Innovation Prize to 10 organizations with the potential to make a significant, lasting impact on America’s most pressing challenges. Each will receive $175,000 over three years and join a resource network designed to support them through the challenges of a startup organization.

This year’s awardees exemplify the ingenuity and resolve needed to reshape the future of our climate and society – watch video interviews and learn more about each of their projects here.

For more information about the Prize and the 2023 awardees, please read our press release here.



A report on this year’s Prize, Resilient Leadership in Times of Unrelenting Change, highlights trends and lessons learned from this year’s pool of 3,200+ applications – including innovators drawing on ancient practices and inherited wisdom, leaders making change within the justice system, and women of color confronting bias and inequity in healthcare.