BIG IDEAS, BIG RESULTS
Purpose Prize winners and fellows are accomplishing extraordinary things in their encore careers. Here are a few numbers that tell the story.
35,000 kids get help. Frank Brady’s organization, Medical Missions for Children, has helped more than 35,000 seriously ill children lacking access to quality medical care. Watch
88 million pounds of food delivered. Gary Maxworthy’s Farm to Family program
distributed 88 million pounds of fresh produce to California food banks in 2009.
$1.5 million saved. Sharon Rohrbach’s Nurses for Newborns cut
Medicaid costs for Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Tennessee by $1.5 million.
97 percent recover. A recent study shows that Don Coyhis’ Native
American substance abuse recovery program is
97 percent effective in helping people beat alcoholism.
BY THE NUMBERS
Since its inception eight years ago, The Purpose Prize® has garnered:
Nearly 8,000 nominations
Over 430 winners and fellows
Hundreds of news stories in The Wall Street Journal, Time, NPR and many other outlets
Millions of dollars in new resources for winners to expand their innovative projects. Purpose Prize winners have leveraged every dollar they’ve been awarded by a factor of eight
AREAS OF IMPACT
Prize winners follow their passions, working on a wide variety of social issues facing our communities and the world. In some of the biggest need areas, Purpose Prize winners are on the front lines, using their experience to bring about real change.
Here are the top four issue areas Prize winners and fellows work in:
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WHITE HOUSE SPOTLIGHT
In 2009 President Obama launched the White House Office of Social Innovation and brought a half-dozen Prize winners to the White House, lauding them for “succeeding where others have failed; getting real, measurable results; changing the way we think about some of our toughest problems.”
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