The $10,000 Social Innovation Prize honors people age 50 and older who are defying expectations by channeling creativity and talent to address critical social problems at the local, regional or national level.

Submission deadline: Sept. 5, 2017

Who is a Social Innovator?

We're looking for an outstanding individual who has a mission. Who has exceptional ideas. Who wants to encourage change for the better.

Social innovators take a look at our existing activities, initiatives, services, processes, or products, and look for ways to develop new or improved ways that can be done to address social and economic challenges faced by our Wisconsin communities.

Past Winners

The previous winners of the Social Innovation Prize demonstrate perfectly how one idea can make a huge difference.


All nominees must:

Please review the complete prize guidelines before submitting your nomination.


The Legacy of Fredrick Lindner

Learn more about our award's namesake, Fredrick Lindner, and his legacy to advance the lives of older adults in Milwaukee County.

A very special thank you to the Helen Daniels Bader Fund,
a Bader Philanthropy, for funding this award.