The $10,000 Social Innovation Prize

2016 Social Innovation Prize

The Rio Olympics may be over, but your chance for the gold has just begun.


You’re already an innovator. Now go for the gold.
The $10,000 Social Innovation Prize honors adults over the age of 60 who are defying expectations by channeling creativity and talent to address critical social problems at the local, regional or national level.

If that sounds like you or someone you know, step up to the starting line. In order to compete for this year’s prize, all “athletes” must:

  • Be 60 years or older before July 1, 2016
  • Be a Wisconsin resident
  • Fill out the official nomination form by September 6, 2016

Take a look at the complete prize guidelines

Before you take off, our coaches here at Interfaith want to remind you that self-nominations are accepted, as well as nominations from previous years (you’ll just have to fill out the form again).

Nominations must be submitted by midnight on September 6, 2016. Our winner (and gold medalist) will be announced in September.

On your mark, get set …

Nominate now!

Take a look at past winners

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

Helen Daniels Bader Logo

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

Update on the national prize: read about changes to the 2016 National Purpose Prize.