2020 Outsized Impact Award - Exponent Philanthropy

2020 Outsized Impact Award

Congratulations to this year’s three finalists who have truly made an outsized impact on the lives of people in their communities, and those who chose to nominate them. To all our nominees, we thank you for sharing your stories, and for your tireless work as lean funders. We are inspired by your commitment, energy, and innovation.

Introducing the Finalists


Voting has closed and the winner will be announced at the Virtual Town Hall & Member Meeting
October 8, 2020   I   3:00 – 4:15 EST


The 2020 Outsized Impact Award honors an individual at an Exponent Philanthropy member organization whose style of philanthropy is achieving outsized—or, greater than expected—impact.

We are particularly interested in honoring an individual who demonstrates the characteristics that make our community of lean funders so powerful.

Nominees might demonstrate any of the following:

  • Agility or responsiveness to community
  • Addressing an ignored or overlooked need
  • Engaging closely with the communities they fund
  • Creating connections or convening stakeholders
  • Inspiring others
  • Catalyzing change

Nominees need not have been part of major efforts or projects with far-reaching impact; they may simply demonstrate a brilliant, inspiring “a-ha!” about how to practice effective philanthropy.

The Award Process

  1. Nominate yourself, one of your board or staff members, or a fellow member. Nominations are currently closed. 
  2. The selection committee reviews nominations and choose finalists
  3. A public vote to select the award recipient

Award recipient announced at the Virtual Town Hall & Member Meeting on October 8.