One Week Left to Apply for Amazon.com Nonprofit Innovation Award
Submitted by Amazon.com, Inc
What: Amazon.com, in partnership with the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford Graduate School of Business, is accepting applications for the Amazon.com Nonprofit Innovation Award for just one more week. The award recognizes and rewards nonprofit organizations across the U.S., whose innovative approaches effectively improve their communities or the world at large.
In June of 2005, ten award finalists will be chosen. The ten finalists will have the ability to raise funds and awareness for their programs directly on Amazon.com's Web site. Each of the ten finalists will be featured on their own Amazon.com pages beginning July 19, where customers can contribute directly to their favorite organization(s). In addition, the finalists will be profiled in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
The nonprofit that receives the most in contributions by September 30 will be named the winner of the Amazon.com Nonprofit Innovation Award. A matching grant of up to $1 million from Amazon.com will be awarded to the winner in October 2005.
Who: Amazon.com is seeking entrants providing a variety of innovative solutions to social problems across the spectrum, from local community organizations to globally-focused initiatives. Solutions can range from neighborhood-based groups focused on helping kids stay in school, to organizations that bring immunizations to developing countries. Any nonprofit that has a unique way of tackling and solving problems is encouraged to apply.
For Stanford Graduate School of Business, contact Kriss Deiglmeier, Executive Director of the Center for Social Innovation, at 650-725-9419 or Deiglmeier_Kriss@gsb.stanford.edu
Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened its virtual doors on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and third-party sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished, and used items in categories such as health and personal care, jewelry and watches, gourmet food, sports and outdoors, apparel and accessories, books, music, DVDs, electronics and office, toys and baby, and home and garden.