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The New Arizona Prize

In 2014, the Arizona Community Foundation, in partnership with Republic Media and Morrison Institute for Public Policy initiated The New Arizona Prize, a philanthropic prize competition.

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Why Challenges?

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.

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Our Challenges

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 is the Water Public Art Challenge, currently accepting applications and will award $50,000 to five winners.

May 2018 - Nov 2018

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.

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Apr 2016 - Sept 2016

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.

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Feb 2015 - Nov 2015

This Challenge awarded $100,000 to the Beyond the Mirage team for the best digital strategy for raising consciousness about our water future among Arizonans.

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An initiative of the Arizona Community Foundation, Republic Media, and Morrison Institute for Public Policy to create the Arizona of tomorrow.