To be considered:
Please describe the grant, including the way in which you believe it was transformational to the grantee organization, your community, and/or your affiliate in 750 words or less. If you have visuals (videos, photos, etc.) to demonstrate, please include with the application.
The selection committee is additionally interested in but not limited to these areas:
Questions should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submission is August 15, 2022 by midnight PST. Your submission will be acknowledged by return email. You will be contacted prior to our awards celebration, if your affiliate is selected for a Spotlight Award. We will ask winners to participate in our virtual celebration on October 11, 2022.
A panel of five evaluators, two Philanos Board members and three non-board affiliate members, will review all submissions and choose up to three affiliates that will be spotlighted during our virtual celebration this fall.
To learn more about previous Spotlight honorees, click HERE.
Thank you for sharing your grantmaking stories with us so that we can SPOTLIGHT you!
Can a Spotlight awardee submit a nomination at the next conference?
No, the organization is not eligible at the next conference, but may apply at the one(s) following.
Can a Philanos affiliate submit the same project more than once?
Yes, the member organization may re-submit the same (non-awarded) project to be reviewed by the Spotlight Review Committee.
What are the benefits to my organization of submitting a Spotlight application?
Your organization will be awarded $500 and will be featured in future Philanos communications including: newsletter, website and social media. These communications provide a unique opportunity to elevate the marketing of your organization to a national platform.
Are there any expectations of my organization if it’s recognized as a Spotlight Awardee?
In order to receive the award, the Philanos Affiliate must have a member present at the virtual award event, October 11, 2022, to accept the award. We ask you to work with the Philanos Award Committee regarding details.