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The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation: Cities for People Civic Innovation Awards

Deadline February 29, 2016

The objective of the Cities for People Civic Innovation Awards is to support initiatives that position post-secondary institutions as civic actors catalyzing positive change in cities. The award supports innovative collaborations between post-secondary institutions and community organizations or businesses that strengthen their communities.

This is a call for existing initiatives, products, processes or programs that contribute to the knowledge and resources in our post-secondary campuses, community organizations, businesses and local governments. The Foundation aims to challenge and evolve the defining routines, resources and authority flows of our cities for the greater good.

There are two relevant themes:


  • Up to $100,000 will be awarded in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

Application process: