July 20, 2017

Nominate a nonprofit for the third annual Renewal Awards

The Atlantic and Allstate will recognize 10 organizations with $150,000 in grants to continue their community work

Through The Renewal Awards, The Atlantic and Allstate honor nonprofit organizations working to bring progress to their communities. Photo of the 2016 winners' trophies by Kristoffer Tripplaar

Updated Feb. 6, 2018: Nominations are now closed. Twenty-five Renewal Awards finalists will be announced Feb. 7 on TheAtlantic.com, and here, on The Renewal Project.

The Atlantic and Allstate today announced the opening of the nomination period for the 2017 Renewal Awards. Now in its third year, The Renewal Awards recognizes nonprofit organizations that are creatively solving some of their communities’ most pressing social and economic issues.

This year, 10 organizations will receive grants from Allstate to further their work: five winners each will receive $20,000, with one winner receiving the Allstate Youth Empowerment award, and another five runners-up each will receive $10,000.

Anyone is eligible to submit a nomination, using the form below. You can also find the form here.

The nomination period ends Nov. 17, 2017. Judges will select 25 finalists, whom individuals can vote for during a period of public voting, Feb. 7-21, 2018. The public’s vote will be one of the many elements weighed by a panel of judges composed of journalists from The Atlantic, past Renewal Award winners, and outside members. The 10 winners will be announced in the spring of 2018.

The inaugural Renewal Awards honored six organizations, including a nonprofit in Detroit that is helping to revitalize the city economically and a program in Vermont dedicated to erasing homelessness.

Last year’s finalists represented 18 cities in 12 states, from Palmdale, California, to Eastport, Maine. The five winners serve their communities through youth sports, design and community development, LGBT activism, and training for the formerly incarcerated. To get a sense of the type of innovative work that makes these nonprofits special, read about them on The Renewal Project. The Renewal Project is also made possible by Allstate.

For a complete breakdown of the The Renewal Awards’ rules, please refer to the official rules document. For more information, email KC Sledd at kcsledd@atlanticmedia.com.

The Renewal Project

The Renewal Project is an effort by Allstate to highlight, support, and celebrate ordinary people creating extraordinary community renewal.