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UPDATE: Nominations for the fourth annual Renewal Awards are closed. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2019.

Five local organizations creating positive change in their communities will win a $20,000 award from Allstate and The Atlantic.

Nominate a nonprofit for The Renewal Awards now through Nov. 30, 2018. Find the nomination form here. For more information on the awards, read "frequently asked questions," below.

Editor’s note: The nomination period closed at 9 p.m. EST Nov. 30. The winners will be announced in the spring of 2019. Sign up for The Renewal Project’s newsletter to receive updates, including when the public has a chance to vote on the winners.

Original story follows:

The Atlantic and Allstate want to honor nonprofits that are finding creative solutions to America’s most pressing problems, and you can help.

Nominations are now open for the fourth annual Renewal Awards, a project from The Atlantic and Allstate. Now through Nov. 30, 2018, nominate a nonprofit that’s making a difference in your community. Tell us what they are doing to drive positive change in their community.

Five nominees will receive a $20,000 award from Allstate, including the Allstate Youth Empowerment Award, in the spring of 2019. Winners will be selected through a period of public voting and evaluation from a panel of judges.

Nonprofits that serve communities within the United States are eligible to enter. Past winners have included an Austin organization that supports young Latina women and their mothers, and an eastern Pennsylvania community center that is connecting the many cultures that make up its vibrant town.

For a complete breakdown of the Renewal Awards’ official rules, please refer to the official rules document here. For more information, read “frequently asked questions, below, or visit TheAtlantic.com.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are The Renewal Awards?

The Renewal Awards are a program from The Atlantic and Allstate to celebrate the social innovation demonstrated by thousands of nonprofits that are finding creative solutions to America’s most pressing problems.

How can I nominate a nonprofit to win a Renewal Award?

Nominations for the 2019 Renewal Awards are open from Sept. 26 to Nov. 30, 2018. Nominate a nonprofit here.

What do they win?

Five nominees will receive a $20,000 award from Allstate, including the Allstate Youth Empowerment Award.

How are nominations evaluated?

A team from The Atlantic evaluates all nominations based on the nonprofit’s unique approach to creating positive change, the impact it’s created to date, information available from nonprofit resources, such as GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and Greatnonprofits.org, as well as the short essay submitted by the nominator.

What is the Awards process?

After nominations close at 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, judges will begin evaluating nominees. The Atlantic will contact the top 15 finalists in late January to let them know their status. These finalists will participate in public voting from Feb. 11 to March 1, 2019. Winners will be announced at the spring 2019 Renewal Summit, at a date and location TBD.

When will winners be announced?

Winners will be announced at the spring 2019 Renewal Summit, at a date and location TBD.

How is The Renewal Project related to The Renewal Awards?

The Renewal Project is an Allstate platform that tells the stories of problem solvers across the country, including Renewal Award winners.

How can I learn more?

You can contact KC Sledd at ksledd@atlantic57.com for more information about The Renewal Awards.