October 16, 2019

Nominate a nonprofit for the 2020 Renewal Awards

Nominations are open now until Dec. 10. Five nonprofits will win $40,000 from The Atlantic and Allstate.

The Renewal Awards winners will be announced at an event in spring of 2020. Sign up for our newsletter, Renewal 365, for Renewal Awards announcements.

Which nonprofits are doing amazing work in your neighborhood? Now’s the time to honor them by nominating them for a Renewal 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.

In spring 2020, five nonprofits will be chosen and each receive $40,000 over the course of two years to continue their important work. One winner will receive Allstate’s Youth Empowerment Award.

To nominate an organization, fill out this form and submit it by Dec. 10, 2019. 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 January. The final winners will be announced at The Renewal Awards event in the spring.

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.


The Renewal Project

The Renewal Project, made possible by Allstate, tells the stories of individuals and organizations who are solving problems in their communities.