Sponsored by the Ascena Foundation, the Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards program provides financial awards to everyday heroes who are making the world a better place for women and children, with a focus in the areas of health, education, social reform, and esteem.
Each year, the program chooses a single grand-prize winner to receive $100,000 and two runners up to receive $25,000 based on work they do that empowers women and children in the fields listed above. Now in its third year, the program has issued a call for anyone to nominate themselves or their peers (any eligible organization) for their chance to win the 2017 Jaffe Award.
Nominees must be a legal resident of the United States; at least 18 years old on the date of nomination; and the creator or founder of a social impact organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service. The nominee also must be the organization's principal decision maker in management and development matters. In addition, the organization must be independent and autonomous and must not be substantially supported by, or serve the purpose of promoting, religious or political organizations or beliefs.
See the Jaffe Awards website for complete program guidelines and nomination instructions.