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Most frequently asked questions about The Renewal Awards

Editor’s note: Public voting is now open for the 2019 Renewal Awards. Vote now through March 1. Five winners, including the Allstate Youth Empowerment Award, will win a $20,000 prize from Allstate. Winners will be announced on April 3. Stay up to date by subscribing to The Renewal Project’s newsletter.

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.

The Renewal Project

The Renewal Project is Allstate’s platform to support local problem solvers who are strengthening their neighborhoods block by block.