Throughout the country and beyond, Philanos affiliates are practicing high impact transformational grantmaking. Philanos wants to celebrate those efforts. Highlighting our affiliates’ grantmaking is a vital way for us to demonstrate the change that is a result of investments in our community nonprofits.
You are invited to nominate a grant that has transformed your members, your affiliate, a grantee organization, and/or your community. Up to three affiliates will be recognized with a Spotlight Award during a virtual presentation this fall (date TBD). The awards ceremony will include a description of the Philanos affiliate, the grant and the grantee organization. Philanos will make a monetary award of $500+ to the affiliate, which may be passed through to the grantee. Selected affiliates will be recognized in all Philanos media platforms.
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. Please submit your application and all supporting materials here.
The selection committee is especially interested in one of two areas:
Equity and inclusion as a lens in grantmaking and/or how one of your grants has increased equity and inclusion in your organization or community.
COVID response related to grantmaking whether collaborative, single grants, additional monies or other.
The deadline for submission is July 15, 2021 by midnight PST. Your submission will be acknowledged by return email. You will be contacted early fall if your affiliate is selected for a Spotlight Award.
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?
In addition to being highlighted in your own organization and awarded a small donation to the nonprofit, your transformational grant and your organization will be considered for 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, preferably a board member, present at the virtual award event this fall (date TBD) to accept the award. We ask you to work with the Philanos Award Committee regarding details.