Eligibility and Nomination Instructions

The Anthony Prize is a $1,000 cash award recognizing outstanding achievement in the field of grassroots environmental activism during the previous year. Either individuals or small organizations are eligible for nomination, and the Prize is oriented towards recognizing outstanding personal or volunteer-based achievement in conservation and environmental justice, rather than professionally-based environmentalism. Self-nominations are accepted. If an individual is the winner, they can designate the environmental grassroots organization that they want to receive the prize money. (Please note: The prize money must be awarded to an organization, not an individual.)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Either individuals or organizations may be nominated.
  • Organizational Nominees: Annual budget must be below $100,000/yr.
  • Individual Nominees: Must be a volunteer.
  • Geographic Area: California only. Activities may be local, regional, or statewide in scope.

Nomination Process:

Click here to submit your nomination. Required materials include:

  • A 2 page (1,000 word) letter describing the nominee and reasons for nomination.
  • Two references including phone numbers or email addresses.
  • Up to 2 pieces of additional background material such as press clips, flyers or newsletter will also be accepted, but are not required.
  • Contact information (address, telephone and email) for the both nominee and the nominator.

Nominations Deadline:

Nominations must be received in the Rose Foundation office by March 22nd. The Prize will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.

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