Innovation Award: Who's Making a Difference in Your Community?

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This year, KQED is partnering with The San Francisco Foundation and Full Circle Fund to present the John R. May Innovation Award, a community choice award. That means we want to hear from you:

Who is making a difference in your community?

Tell us about the Bay Area organizations that are changing your world for the better in creative and innovative ways. The San Francisco Foundation is looking for organizations, both new and time-tested, with fresh ideas and new approaches across disciplines. Nominees are crowdsourced, and the top three finalists are chosen via an online public vote.

Community Choice Award
You nominate an organization, the pool is narrowed to the top 10 finalists, and you vote on the top three finalists. With strategic support from Full Circle Fund, the top three finalists will share their bold ideas at the Innovation Award Demo Day at Bay Area Bold, where you will select the winner.

Award: $20K from TSFF, Profile on KQED, ​​Full Circle Fund Capacity Building Workshop 
The winner with the most votes will receive a $20,000 award from The San Francisco Foundation, and ​a strategic workshop with Full Circle Fund that leverages the expertise of our joint Bay Area network. 


Nominations for this award are now open here, but hurry: closing date is Friday, July 17! For more information, visit