Are you an impact-driven enterprise? If yes, then the Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact (F. M. Kirby Impact Prize) is for you!
It is an annual global prize of $100,000 USD in unrestricted funds that amplifies and accelerates the work of enterprises working to scale their impact on social or environmental problems around the world.
The Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) is an award-winning research and education center based at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. CASE’s mission is to prepare leaders and organizations with the business skills needed to achieve lasting social change.
In the coming years, CASE will continue to support and learn from social entrepreneurs but also help to build the ecosystem that allows social entrepreneurs to succeed and scale: capital markets that understand them, policies that encourage them, legal structures that free them, and so on. Our ambitious efforts around impact investing (the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing, CASE i3) and global health (the Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke, SEAD) illustrate this point.
What is your social impact area(s)?
- Arts & Culture;
- Civil Society;
- Community Involvement;
- Disaster Relief/ Public Safety;
- Economic Development;
- Food and Nutrition;
- Health & Human Services;
- Science and Technology;
- Youth Development;
- Other: please describe.
Your proposed solution should address one or more of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals
- Health and Wellbeing;
- Gender Equality;
- Clean Water and Sanitation;
- Affordable and Clean Energy;
- Work and Economic Growth;
- Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure;
- Reduced Inequalities;
- Sustainable Cities and Communities;
- Responsible Consumption and Production;
- Climate Action;
- Life Below Water;
- Life on Land;
- Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions;
- Partnerships for the Goals.
What is your organizational structure?
- For-profit enterprise
The F. M. Kirby Impact Prize is open to all impact enterprises, working anywhere in the world, that meet the following criteria:
- Any nonprofit or for-profit social enterprise working anywhere in the world
- Enterprise has strong evidence of impact over at least 3 years and has a plan for how to use the prize to scale that impact in the next 3-5 years
- The enterprise has a robust non-discrimination policy that protects against discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, and disability
- Has exemplary leadership that aligns with the core values of Fred Morgan Kirby, including integrity, resourcefulness, resilience, meaningful collaboration and diversity.
For more information, visit https://centers.fuqua.duke.edu/case/practitioners/f-m-kirby-impact-prize/