Elevating Innovation in
A call for exciting, early-stage projects with the potential to improve the lives of children and families navigating the child welfare system.
An Open Call
The Springboard Prize for Child Welfare invests in new, exciting ideas focused on preventing child neglect and abuse, lifting up children and families within the child welfare system, and assuring their well-being beyond.
Four awards of $200,000 each will be given to launch new, or expand existing, early-stage innovative projects with the potential to improve the lives of children and families. We especially hope to elevate the efforts of individuals with deep connections to the child welfare system, including those from low-income, Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities.
Why the Springboard Prize for Child Welfare?
Countless parents, social workers, advocates, and other leaders in the child welfare system work tirelessly to address some of the most complex challenges facing children and families. At the same time, we know the current child welfare system too often lets down the hundreds of thousands in foster care and those at risk of entering the system. This was true before 2020, and COVID-19 has only exacerbated inequities and economic challenges that disproportionately impact vulnerable families.
We believe innovation is critical to creating meaningful and sustainable change, especially in these challenging times. The Springboard Prize for Child Welfare aims to create a more equitable and brighter future for at-risk children and families by uncovering new ideas and helping them grow.
Congratulations to the Springboard Prize Awardees!