Vision. Inspiration. Impact.

The ability to see the world as it can be – to inspire ideas for change – to deliver sustainable solutions for a better world.

The Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize at the University of Pennsylvania is an annual global prize that celebrates leadership and innovation in the social sector with an emphasis on impact and transferability of practices. We are committed to resourcing and connecting change-makers to bring innovative ideas to new places and problems around the world.

Please note: The 2021 Lipman Family Prize application is now closed. Please fill out our “Join Our Community” form below if you are interested in applying for the 2022 Lipman Family Prize in July 2021! 

The Lipman Prize empowers

Winners of the Lipman Prize are models for the good they achieve as well as for their approach and implementation.

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~ Apply for the Lipman Prize ~
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~ Learn about our Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship ~

2020 Lipman Family Prize Statistics

Unrestricted Cash Prizes

Beacon Awards

The Lipman Family Prize is excited to announce the 2020 Beacon Awards, which will be presented in October 2020, during the Wharton Global Forum. The Beacon Awards are designed to reward and support Lipman Family Prize honorees who have demonstrated success in growing their social impact efforts. Two previous Prize honorees will receive $250,000 each in unrestricted funds.

~ Overview of Beacon Awards ~
~ About The Beacon Awards ~
~ Beacon Evaluation Criteria~

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