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Nominations are now closed for the 2020 Renewal Awards

Five winners will be announced in April 2020. These nonprofits each will receive $40,000 from The Atlantic and Allstate.

Updated Dec. 10, 2019: Nominations are now closed for the 2020 Renewal Awards. Finalists will be notified of their status by Feb. 15, 2020. Follow The Renewal Project on Twitter and Facebook for updates, or subscribe to our newsletter, Renewal 365, for weekly updates.

Five winners will be announced at a special ceremony in April 2020. Each will receive $40,000 in funding over two years from The Atlantic and Allstate; one of the winners will additionally be presented with the Allstate Youth Empowerment Award.

Now in its fifth year, The Renewal Awards is a project of The Atlantic and Allstate, created to honor the local organizations making a difference and creatively solving problems in their communities. Previous winners nourish their communities, empower young people, and help break the cycle of generational incarceration.

Nominees will be evaluated on their unique approach to creating positive change, as well as the impact they’ve created to date. Fifteen finalists will be notified in February. The winners will be announced at The Renewal Awards event this spring in Chicago.

Over the past four years, previous winners have received more than $500,000 to continue helping their communities. The winners of the 2019 Renewal Awards were selected from more than 9,300 nominees and are located across the country—from Philadelphia to Oakland, California.

“This award will allow us to continue our work revitalizing the community food system in East Oakland and make an economy for our community,” said Ayano Jeffers-Fabro of Acta Non Verba: Youth Farm Project, which won the 2019 Allstate Youth Empowerment Award.

If you have questions, please read our FAQs here, the rules here, or contact renewalawards@theatlantic.com.

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