Meet Our Winners

Lipman Family Prize winners show us what’s possible when we equip cutting-edge change-makers to build on and expand promising solutions. Our winning organizations are dedicated to a range of global causes including social justice, healthcare, education, poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability. Whether bringing a creative strategy to end gender-based violence in India to college campuses in the U.S., or expanding a sanitation project from one country to five, our winners are extending smart solutions around the world.

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The Lipman Family Prize winners are working to address 16 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2015, the member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.” This call to action outlines 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that are universal across economic, social, and environmental dimensions. The UNSDGs provides a common framework for connecting the work of the global community around global concerns.

Click on each of the 17 SDGs below to see which of our Lipman Family Prize winners are working toward each goal.

UN SDG 1 No Poverty
UN SDG 5 Gender Equallity
UN SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
UN SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
UN SDG 9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
UN SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
UN SDG 14 Life Below Water
UN SDG 15 Life On Land
UN SDG 16 Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
UN SDG 17 Partnerships for the Goals

2022 Winners

For the 2021-2022 cycle, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from almost 100 organizations dedicated to a range of global causes including job training and skill development, health and well-being, education, small farmers economic development, clean water and sanitation, legal social justice, poverty alleviation, immigrant, asylum, and refugee rights and public service. The three winners 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 winners and are passionate about getting to know these change-makers around the world.

Previous Winners

2021

For the 2020-2021 cycle, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from 130 organizations dedicated to a range of global causes.

The three winners 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 winners and are passionate about getting to know these change-makers around the world.

The three winners were celebrated at our 10th Lipman Family Prize Award Ceremony on April 23, 2021. EarthEnable was the grand prize winner and received the cash prize of $250,000. The other two winning organizations each received $100,000.

2020

For the 2019-2020 cycle, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from over 120 organizations dedicated to a range of global causes including economic development, education, environmental sustainability, financial services, gender equality, health care, human rights, food security, legal aid, poverty alleviation, and workers rights.

The three winners were celebrated at our 9th Lipman Family Prize Award Ceremony on April 26, 2020. Sanku was the grand prize winner and received the cash prize of $250,000. The other two winning organizations each received $100,000.

 

2019

For the 2018-2019 cycle, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from over 120 organizations dedicated to a range of global causes including economic development, education, environmental sustainability, financial services, gender equality, health care, human rights, food security, legal aid, poverty alleviation, and workers rights.

The three winners were celebrated at our 8th Lipman Family Prize Award Ceremony on April 26, 2019. World Bicycle Relief was the grand prize winner and received the cash prize of $250,000. The other two winning organizations each received $50,000.

2018

For the 2017-2018 cycle, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from over 100 organizations dedicated to a range of global causes including economic development, education, environmental sustainability, financial services, gender equality, health care, human rights, food security, legal aid, poverty alleviation, and workers rights.

The three winners 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 winners and are passionate about getting to know these change-makers around the world.

We celebrated the work of all three winners at our 7th Lipman Family Prize Award Ceremony on April 20, 2018. MyAgro was the grand prize winner and received the cash prize of $250,000. The other two winning organizations each received $50,000.

2017

For the 2016-2017 cycle, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from 115+ organizations dedicated to a range of global causes including economic development, education, environmental sustainability, gender equality, healthcare, human rights, food security, legal aid, safe water, poverty alleviation and workers rights.

The three winners 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 winners and are passionate about getting to know these change-makers around the world.

The work of all three winners was celebrated at our 6th Lipman Family Prize Award Ceremony on April 28, 2017. Philadelphia-based Women Against Abuse was the grand prize winner and received the grand cash prize of $250,000. The other two winning organizations each received $50,000.

2016

In its fifth year, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from 170+ organizations dedicated to a range of global causes including economic development, education, environmental sustainability, gender equality, healthcare, human rights, food security, legal aid, safe water, poverty alleviation and workers rights.

The three winners 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 winners and are passionate about getting to know these change-makers around the world.

The work of all three winners, as well as the announcement of the grand prize winner was celebrated on April 28, 2016.  Soccer Without Borders was the grand prize winner and received the cash prize of $250,000. The other two winning organizations each received $25,000.

2015

In 2015, the fourth year of the Prize, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from almost 100 organizations dedicated to global causes including disaster preparedness, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, gender equality, healthcare, human rights, food security, safe water and poverty alleviation.

The three finalists below were chosen after rigorous evaluation by a committee of faculty, students and staff spanning across the University. Riders for Health was announced as the grand prize winner on April 24, 2015 and received the cash prize of $125,000. The other two winning organizations each received $12,500.

2014

In 2014, the third year of the Prize, the Lipman Family Prize received applications from 150+ organizations dedicated to global causes including disaster preparedness, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, gender equality, healthcare, human rights, food security, safe water and poverty alleviation.

The three finalists below were chosen after rigorous evaluation by a committee of faculty, students and staff spanning across the University. Breakthrough was announced as the grand prize winner on April 24, 2014 and received the cash prize of $125,000. The other two winning organizations each received $12,500.

2013

In its second year, The Lipman Family Prize received applications from 115 organizations dedicated to global causes including disaster recovery, economic development, education, environmental sustainability, gender equality, healthcare, housing, hunger/safe water, and poverty alleviation.

The winners below were chosen after rigorous evaluation by a committee of faculty, students and staff spanning the University. The grand prize winner, D.Light, was announced in April 2013 and received the cash prize of $100,000.

2012

Close to 300 organizations from around the globe applied for The Prize in its inaugural year. The winners were chosen after two months of intensive research, data collection and evaluation by a committee of faculty, students and staff spanning the University. The grand prize winner, iDE, was announced at the Lipman Family Prize Un-Conference that was held in Philadelphia April 12-13, 2012 and received the cash prize of $100,000.

Beacon Awards

The Lipman Family Prize was thrilled to announce the 2020 Beacon Awards winners. CareMessage and HOPE Enterprise received $250,000 each in unrestricted funds. The Beacon Awards were designed to reward and support Lipman Family Prize winners who demonstrated success in growing their social impact efforts.

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