This week has been a do good prize bonanza for Los Angeles.
First, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation announced that it is increasing the size of its Humanitarian Prize, which is awarded every year, from $1.5 million to $2 million (it is the largest award of its kind in the world). Second, the Berggruen Institute launched a $1 million prize, to be awarded annually, to a philosopher, "a living thinker whose ideas have deeply influenced our world."
Los Angeles is also the home of numerous other high profile prizes with cash awards of varying sizes:
- The XPrize creates incentivized competitions to solve a range of pressing problems
- The Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and the Broad Prize for Urban Education recognize accomplishment in primary and secondary education
- The Henry R. Kravis Prize honors bold and extraordinary leadership in the nonprofit sector
- The Eisner Prize focuses on outstanding programs that serve the elderly
And there are more. Read about them on the Prizes section on this website.
Spread the word--Perhaps "What city is the do good prize capital of the world?" will soon become a question on Jeopardy.