Donor Name: The David Prize
State: New York
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Awards and Prizes
Size of the Grant: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant Duration: 2 Years
Open to any individual working in the five boroughs, the Prize welcomes those with the conviction and vision to change the communities, the culture, and the future for good. As long as you have an audacious vision of how your work improves the city and what you need to get it done, they’ll consider it. Individuals that win The David Prize can be affiliated with organizations or companies, but the focus is on great people doing great things outside of established pathways and projects.
The David Prize seeks individuals that focus on New York City and harness uniquely NYC opportunities to make the city a better place for more New Yorkers. Winners may come from fields as diverse as the arts and creative expression, workforce and economic development, civic engagement, environment and sustainability, immigrant rights, food and nutrition, homelessness, and/or youth development.
Who is your ideal candidate?
You might be a David Prize winner if you can say yes to the following:
- You’re a New Yorker
- You love and live in New York’s five boroughs. Your work is focused on this special place, even if you have a vision to scale beyond it someday. (They can be a tiny bit flexible on this — if you live in the tri-state area but you’re all about the Big Apple, you can still submit an idea, as long as it’s NYC-specific.)
- You have an audacious vision and plans to make it a reality
- Your ideas are urgent and additive to New York, and when they are a success, the city will be better off because of them.
- You’re a visionary
- You take risks and have the grit to make something out of nothing. You see long-term benefits where others see short-term obstacles.
- You get things done
- You’re already a contributor. You have demonstrated capacity and have a track record of extraordinary work, but you haven’t done it all… yet.
- The David Prize will make a difference
- Funding and visibility could change the trajectory of your work and life, not to mention your block, your borough, and maybe even the city.
Prize winners will each receive $200K, distributed over a 2-year period — in other words, $100K per year, per winner, for two years.
Individuals are eligible to apply for The David Prize.
For more information, visit The David Prize.