Launch & Assessment

March 25, 2021

Competition Period

Launch & Assessment

Eligible organizations are invited to learn more and assess their fit for the Stronger Democracy Award.

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Registration Deadline

June 22, 2021

Competition Period

Registration Deadline

Before submitting an application, participants must complete registration no later than Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 5:00 PM Pacific.

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Application Deadline

July 22, 2021

Registration Period

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted for several weeks after registration has closed. All applications are due no later than Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 5:00 PM Pacific.

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Administrative Review

July - August 2021

Review Period

Administrative Review

Over a period of three weeks, the Stronger Democracy Award team will review each submission to ensure it complies with application requirements and rules.

Peer-to-Peer Review

August 24 - September 14, 2021

Review Period

Peer-to-Peer Review

From Tuesday, August 24 to Tuesday, September 14, 2021, lead applicants will score and comment on five other applications using the scoring rubric (scores are normalized for fairness).

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Peer-to-Peer Review (cont’d)

September 15-21, 2021

review period

Peer-to-Peer Review (cont’d)

Applicants may be asked to score and comment on additional applications. Final peer reviews are Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM Pacific.

Evaluation Panel

October - November 2021

Review Period

Evaluation Panel

Once Peer-to-Peer Review is complete, the Evaluation Panel will score and provide feedback on their assigned submissions using the scoring rubric (scores are normalized for fairness).

Meet the Judges

Selection of Finalists

January 2022

Selection Period

Selection of Finalists

Over a period of two months, the donor will review the top-scoring submissions and may request additional information to select up to five Finalists in January 2022.

Project Development

January 2022 – March 2022

SelectioN Period

Project Development

Finalists work with an expert team to strengthen, revise, and refine their solutions, and develop more detailed implementation plans. This stage also includes site visits with the donors.

Grant Award

April 2022

Selection Period

Grant Award

The Selection Committee will select one Finalist to receive the $10M award from Additional Ventures, and another Finalist to receive the $2M grant from philanthropists Cipora & Vlado Herman.