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Announcing the 2018 Prize Awardees


We are thrilled to announce this year’s 2018 Roddenberry Prize Awardees. This year’s Prize focused on climate change through the lens of food waste, plant-rich diets, girls’ education and women’s rights — all generally underfunded and often overlooked for their impact on climate change.

Applicants were evaluated on their organization’s impact, strategies and capacity for scale, and the audacity of their goals. Each of the four awardees will receive $250k.

The four 2018 Roddenberry Prize winners


The awardees were selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants from 59 countries. The selection committee was composed of 12 distinguished NGO leaders, academics, thought leaders, and social entrepreneurs including Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, Yasmeen Hassan, Global ED for Equality Now, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of Care USA, and Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education.

In addition to the four awardees, the Foundation has also recognized several top-ranked organizations as Prize Finalists. To learn more about the four incredible awardees and the finalists in each category head to our Prize website.

Congratulations to all who applied for doing such impactful, essential work.