The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize (Grinnell Prize), first awarded in 2011, honors individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.
Each prize carries an award of $100,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to an organization committed to the winner's area of social justice, for a total of up to $300,000 in prize awards.
Past Award Winners
- Eric W. Glustrom and Boris Bulayev, Educate!
- James Kofi Annan, Challenging Heights
- Rabbi Melissa Weintraub, Encounter