For the 2019-2020 cycle, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from over 130 organizations dedicated to a range of global causes including economic development, education, environmental sustainability, financial services, gender equality, health care, human rights, food insecurity, legal aid, poverty alleviation, and workers rights.
The three honorees below were chosen after rigorous evaluation by a committee of faculty, students and staff spanning across the University. As always, we value building relationships with our honorees and are passionate about getting to know these change-makers around the world.
Digital Green’s mission is to empower smallholder farmers to lift themselves out of poverty by harnessing the power of technology and grassroots-level partnerships.
Trees for the Future works with farmers to end hunger, poverty, and land degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through frequent, on the ground agroforestry training and seed distribution, it empowers rural communities to restore soil and tree cover, increase incomes, and increase access to food and nutrition.