F. M. Kirby Impact Prize – 2022

F. M. Kirby Impact Prize - 2022

F. M. Kirby Impact Prize - 2022

The Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact (F. M. Kirby Impact Prize) is an annual global prize of $100,000 (USD) in unrestricted funds that amplifies and accelerates the work of enterprises working to scale their impact on social or environmental problems around the world.

Named after early entrepreneur, Fred Morgan Kirby, this award is made possible through a generous gift from the F. M. Kirby Foundation.


The F. M. Kirby Impact Prize is open to all impact enterprises, working anywhere in the world, that meet the following criteria:

  • Nonprofit, for-profit, or hybrid social enterprise operating anywhere in the world.  However, because of tax implications, any international enterprise applicant must also have an established presence in the U.S., whereby they are a United States Taxpayer and hold a federal taxpayer identification number. This could include organization recognized as an organization exempt from federal income tax under IRC section 501(c)3 status, a U.S.-based fiscal sponsorship agreement, or other.
  • Strong evidence of impact for at least 3 years and has a plan for how to use the Prize to scale that impact in the next 3-5 years
  • Has a robust anti-discrimination policy that protects against discrimination based on marginalized identities*
  • Has a minimum operating budget of at least $250,000 (USD).
    Please note that our strongest applicants will have an operating budget between $1-3 million (USD)
  • Has exemplary leadership that aligns with the core values of Fred Morgan Kirby, including integrity, resourcefulness, resilience, meaningful collaboration, and diversity

*Marginalized identities may include, but are not limited to, religion, race/ethnicity, immigration status, sex, gender, caste, ability status, sexual orientation, etc.

You can find a full list of application questions here.


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