In 2014, the Arizona Community Foundation, in partnership with The Arizona Republic and Morrison Institute for Public Policy initiated The New Arizona Prize, a philanthropic prize competition.Learn More
The New Arizona Prize aims to create the Arizona of tomorrow, a place where innovation thrives, where ingenuity is supported, and where the best thinking is harnessed to create long-term solutions to persistent needs.
The Arizona Community Foundation has committed to hosting philanthropic prize competitions designed to attract new thinking and innovation. Through these open, fair and transparent competitions, the Foundation can deploy a portion of its philanthropic resources to generate innovative solutions to our state’s challenges.
The New Arizona Prize will continue to launch challenge competitions in order to invite innovators from around the world to focus on the needs of Arizona. As those programs become available to the public, you are welcome to navigate to each dedicated website which provides opportunities to participate and/or to learn about our prior successes. Welcome to the New Arizona Prize.
The Common Good Challenge embraces the idea that society is stronger when people with diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences work together to develop meaningful solutions to complex problems.Visit Website
Arizona thrives when we work together to develop solutions that benefit the most vulnerable among us. Help us innovate beyond the construction of housing units to address housing security through supportive services. We welcome solutions related to racial inequality, economic and physical mobility, social work, public health, education, safe neighborhoods, and more. Won’t you join us?Visit Website
This challenge will award $50,000 to the five winning teams who propose collaborative temporary public art projects that build connectivity between cultures through creative expression.Visit Website
This Challenge will award $250,000 to a collaborative team in an Arizona community that develops the most innovative, scalable market-based solution to advance the sustainability of its water future.Visit Website
The first challenge offered was the Water Consciousness Challenge, awarding $100,000 to Beyond the Mirage. The second challenge was the Water Innovation Challenge, awarding $250,000 to Arizona Pure Brew Water Challenge. The third challenge was the Water Public Art Challenge, awarding $50,000 to five collaborative teams to build temporary public art projects.
An initiative of the Arizona Community Foundation, The Arizona Republic, and Morrison Institute for Public Policy to create the Arizona of tomorrow.