A Force for Positive Change Award

Apply by September 15 to win one of four $25,000 awards!

Screen Shot 2016-07-26 at 11.09.50 AMWisconsin social enterprises are blurring the lines between traditional for-profit and nonprofit models. The competition and showcase event are intended to provide organizations with the opportunity to:

  • Highlight the innovative and impactful work taking place across Wisconsin
  • Expand their networks
  • Engage with funders, investors, policy-makers

Force for Positive Change Competition

The competition is intended to celebrate social enterprise in Wisconsin, including organizations that take a business model approach to making a positive difference in our state by deliberately addressing social challenges affecting people and/or the planet (i.e., double- or triple-bottom-line business models).

This competition is the brainchild of John and Tashia Morgridge, who are funding the inaugural awards.

AWARDS & TIMING
Up to four winners will be awarded an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000 each and will be asked to present at the November 18 event.

The competition will proceed through two phases. Phase I applications are due September 15. Select applicants will be invited to continue to Phase II.

ELIGIBILITY
Entities eligible to compete must:

  • Be an incorporated enterprise (either a nonprofit entity or for-profit company) with a revenue-generating product or service already on the market or in use
  • Address a significant social and/or environmental challenge that exists in Wisconsin (that may also exist elsewhere) either through their products or services or through their operations
  • Have a staffed base of operations in Wisconsin

Awards will be presented at the Force for Positive Change event on Friday, November 18, in Madison, Wisconsin.