F. M. Kirby Impact Prize
The Fred Morgan Kirby Prize for Scaling Social Impact (F. M. Kirby Impact Prize) is a global prize that amplifies and accelerates the work of impact-driven enterprises working to scale their social impact on social and environmental problems around the world. Administered by the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, the annual prize is awarded to an outstanding social enterprise (non-profit or for-proft) that has exemplary leadership, encourages self-reliance, has a demonstrated record of effectiveness, and is poised for significant scaled impact in the next 3-5 years. A successful enterprise’s leadership and culture should reflect the “Team Fuqua” spirit of meaningful collaboration and the characteristics of early entrepreneur and philanthropist, Fred Morgan Kirby: integrity, sincerity, resourcefulness, a passion for social mission, and a strong ethical impetus.
Through this annual prize, one winning organization will receive a $100,000 unrestricted, lump sum award from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and CASE. In addition, the prize winner and semifinalists will benefit from an ongoing partnership with CASE’s globally recognized programs.
The Kirby Impact Prize will be open to all impact enterprises, working anywhere in the world, that meet the following criteria:
- Any nonprofit or for-profit social enterprise working anywhere in the world
- Enterprise has strong evidence of impact over at least 3 years and has a plan for how to use the F.M. Kirby Impact Prize to scale that impact in the next 3-5 years
- The enterprise has a robust non-discrimination policy that protects against discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, and disability
- Has exemplary leadership that aligns with the core values of early social entrepreneur Fred Morgan Kirby, including integrity, resourcefulness, resilience, meaningful collaboration and diversity