Fellows by Category

Transforming public television into an interactive forum which encourages discourse and social innovation by showcasing and promoting promising citizen-inspired initiatives across the country.


Paul Bradley is creating a scalable approach that enables the owners of manufactured homes to achieve full economic citizenship by cooperatively buying and managing the land on which their homes sit. 


Will Byrne has developed a model, which he calls civic consumption, that allows individuals and institutions to leverage their collective purchasing power to shift markets from the bottom up, creating a new, market-based path to create social and environmental benefits in their own communities.

Transforming low-income urban neighborhoods by identifying local leaders and guiding them to earn college degrees in the place where they live.

Make the Road

Empowering residents to advocate for their rights and improve conditions in their neighborhoods


Reviving local democracy and citizen participation by making local online engagement powerful, meaningful, and convenient for all.

Creating a web-accessible supermarket for social action that makes it possible for virtually anyone to act on their desire to change society for the better.

Threshold Collaborative

Developing local solutions to deep social challenges by revealing and supporting assets that enhance well-being, while bringing light to issues that impact survivors of trauma, poverty and other forms of societal and political exclusion.

Stand for Children

Building a coalition of parents and other concerned citizens to make democracy work for children.

Strive Together

Jeff Edmondson is uniting local leaders within education, government, and the philanthropic community behind a common vision and measurable set of goals, and supplying them with the tools, infrastructure, and peer community they need to improve educational outcomes from cradle-to-career.

Generations of Hope

Developing purposeful, multigenerational neighborhoods where the entire community organizes around a potentially long-term social challenge with which some residents are struggling (these communities become both the support structure and the vehicle for action).

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