Congratulations and welcome to the second round of the 2018 Roddenberry Prize!

Please take time to read all application requirements before starting your submission.We also encourage you to review the Review Process and the Scoring Rubric to see how the four traits will be used to assess each valid application. Applications must be submitted in English.

Before submitting, be sure to review your application and confirm that your changes have been saved. When you have completed all of the required questions, a message will be displayed on the screen. At that point, you can submit your final application. Once you have submitted the application, you will no longer be able to make changes. Applications are due no later than Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:00 PM Pacific.

A. The Plan

Here’s your opportunity to provide information and details about your strategic plan to scale. Be sure to emphasize how your proposed plan aligns with the four traits that will be used to assess each valid application (see Trait Scoring Rubric).

Approach to Scale (250 words)

We want to understand how you plan to expand and increase your impact. Please describe your plan, approach and tactics for scaling your work.

Stakeholder Engagement (150 words)

Every approach for scaling needs support from the impacted community, including decision-makers, funders, local leaders and others. Describe your plans to engage in and work with these stakeholders as you scale.

Public Engagement (150 words)

Please describe how you promote and raise awareness for your current programs/services (e.g. social media, volunteer programs, campaigns, Op-Eds) and inspire the public to participate and engage in your work.

B. The Impact

Use this section to illustrate what success looks like. Demonstrate how your big and bold approach offers meaningful, measurable impact on climate change in a nontraditional way.

Milestones & Results (150 words)

Provide a timeline, identify intended milestones (i.e. important events or key points in approach) for your plans to scale and name immediate and long-term deliverables.

Impact & Evaluation (250 words)

Describe the impact as a result of scale, and how you plan to measure this impact. Include any internal or external information or data that helps indicate that your plan to scale will deliver concrete results.

Big Picture

We’re interested in catalyzing awareness and an understanding of the relationship between climate change and the issues you’re working on: (1) women’s rights; (2) girls’ education; (3) food waste; and/or (4) plant-rich diet. Please describe how your work can support this goal. If you are successful, how will this relationship be better understood?

C. Your Capacity

Showcase the ways in which your organization/team has the necessary experience, expertise and resources to successfully implement your proposed approach to scale.

Organizational Preparedness (200 words)

Please describe the internal steps you plan to take, including organizational changes (e.g. staffing, partnerships, board recruitment) to implement the proposed approach to scale. Please be specific.

D. Budget

Indicate and describe the financial resources required to successfully implement your proposal to scale. If your total cost is more than $250,000, explain how you plan to secure the balance of any necessary funds.

Total Budget for Plan

What is the total cost to implement your plan to scale within the specified duration outlined in your timeline and key milestones?

Budget Narrative (150 words)

Offer a narrative description of your budget, explaining resources required to scale your approach. If applicable, include other funding sources (funder name/amount) secured to-date to support this expansion.

E. Additional Information to be Provided

If you are selected as one of the four grantees of the 2018 Roddenberry Prize, you will be required to provide additional information and to sign a Prize Agreement. This information may include, but is not limited to:

  • Tax determination letter, if applicable.
  • If you are not a public charity, a statement that The Roddenberry Foundation grant funds will be spent only for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes, and that The Roddenberry Foundation grant funds will not be used for lobbying purposes.
  • If you are a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code, a statement sharing a lobbying budget in which you specify the amount of lobbying expenses and non-lobbying expenses.
  • If you are a coalition/team, a formal agreement (MOU, contract) authorizing the principal organization to represent the partner organizations and enter into a contract with The Roddenberry Foundation on their behalf.