Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence

ImageThe Eisner Foundation is soliciting nominations of non-profit organizations for the Eisner Prize. Five finalists will receive an award of $5,000 cash. After an in-person interview with The Eisner Foundation staff and board, a winner will be selected in the summer of 2011, presented with $100,000, and honored at a celebration.

Deadline: January 31, 2011
Nomination form: http://www.eisnerfoundation.org/assets/docs/NominationForm_FINAL.pdf

The award is designed to recognize excellence by a non-profit organization in uniting multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community. Potential examples could include (but are not limited to):

  • a senior center and preschool housed in the same building sharing a staff for maximum benefits for all;
  • a program in which youngsters teach homebound seniors about online social networking in an effort to reduce the seniors’ feelings of isolation;
  • a community development program in which high-school kids and retirees work side-by-side to repair and build houses