DEADLINE: Monday, July 15th 2019 by 5:00pm

This prize recognizes the “small giants” of our community — a nonprofit organization that has demonstrated results in achieving meaningful community change to make our region greater. In doing so, the organization supports Causewave’s mission while serving as a role model for other organizations.

Nominated organizations must be a 501c3 organization with an annual organization budget of $1 million or less. Application must demonstrate how the organization’s work resulted in meaningful and measurable impact on the community. Nonprofits may nominate themselves.

Organization must be locally based with a direct impact on the Greater Rochester area. Local chapters of organizations may be nominated, but the standard of measurable impact on our local community will be used in assessing the nomination.

Winners will be selected by a panel of local judges. Please complete each written section fully, with detail— applications that are not fully completed will be automatically disqualified. Online submissions cannot be saved and returned to later; once you begin filling out the application below, you must complete and click ‘submit’ in order for us to receive your information.


For further assistance, please reach out to Andrea Carvalho at

Nonprofit Contact Person Name *
Nonprofit Contact Person Name
Point person for nonprofit organization nomination.
Nominee Name *
Nominee Name
Person filling out this application.
Please describe in no more than 3 to 4 sentences how this organization will use these prize funds.
Please describe in a few sentences the time period in which this project will take place.
No more than 250 words.