The 2021 Prize application is now closed. Please feel free to fill out our Join Our Community form below if you’re interested in applying for the 2022 Lipman Family Prize in July 2021!
“As a University built on new ideas, passionate people and practical pursuits, the University of Pennsylvania is delighted to welcome the Lipman Prize honorees as members of the Penn and Wharton community who are having a positive impact on the world.”
President, University of Pennsylvania
The Lipman Family Prize recognizes and supports these organizations — providing a service to the broader social sector by connecting organizations across service areas to the broader Penn community.
Announced each spring at an award ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, the Lipman Family Prize honoree package includes:
- A $250,000 unrestricted cash award for the winning organization and $100,000 for each of the two other honorees.
- An ongoing partnership with the University dedicated to knowledge sharing and support of the organization. This includes promotion of their work and accomplishments in the Lipman Prize network of organizations, Penn faculty and alumni, and social impact funders.
- Access to tuition-free executive education programs at Wharton Executive Education and the Center for Social Impact Strategy, valued at approximately $15,000.
- The exclusive Lipman Nonprofit Leadership Scholarship, given in partnership with the University’s School of Public Policy and Practice, valued at approximately $10,000
All three honorees for the Lipman Family Prize receive the same non-monetary benefits. Together with the University of Pennsylvania, each year’s honorees will help to build new knowledge, resources, and solutions for the social sector.