All eligible applications will receive feedback.

Expert Review PanelSelection Committee

Peer to Peer Review

During peer-to-peer review, each applicant will score and comment on five other applications using four criteria: game-changing, equitable, bold and actionable. These are the same criteria that the expert review panel will use. In addition to evaluating each application on the four criteria in the scoring rubric, peer-to-peer reviewers will also provide a final numerical score, ranging between 0-100, representing an overall impression of the entire application. Peer-to-peer reviewers are asked to carefully read the applications assigned to them and provide meaningful feedback. Scores will be calculated using an algorithm that ensures all applicants are treated fairly. Based on the rank order of scores, a subset of applications will move forward to the expert review panel.

Expert Review Panel

The expert review panel members have been carefully chosen for their commitment to racial equity, their knowledge and experience. They will each provide scores and comments on the applications assigned to them. Each application will receive five sets of reviews that have been statistically normalized to ensure fairness.

Muna AbuSulayman

Thought Leader

Michael Aguhar

Program Director, Crossroads Fund

Dania Al Masri

Co-Founder, Deeds Development Consultancy

Naif ALObaid

Executive Director, Shefa Fund

Adriana Alejandro-Osorio

Major Gifts Officer, UNICEF-USA

Eleanor Allen

CEO, Water for People

Kate Anderson

Founder & Director, Unbounded Associates

Alexis Anderson-Reed

CEO, State Voices

Hilda Arellano

Foreign Service Officer & International Development Specialist

Supriya Baily

Associate Professor of Education, George Mason University

Jeannine Balfour

Senior Program Officer, Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Gilda Barabino

President, Olin College of Engineering

Sharon Bissell

Feminist Grantmaker & Human Rights Strategist

Sarah Bouchie

Head of Global Programmes, Lego Foundation

Rachel Cantave

Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Skidmore College

Elena Chavez Quezada

Vice President of Programs, San Francisco Foundation

Stacey Choe

Director, Asia Philanthropy Circle

Maria Emilia Correa

Co-Founder, Sistema B

Stephanie Cosner

Dean of College of Social Sciences, Policy and Practice, Simmons University

Mary Crock

Professor of Public Law, Director, Sydney Centre for International Law, The University of Sydney Law School

Ellen DeVoe

Professor, Clinical Practice, Boston University, School of Social Work

Indivar Dutta-Gupta

Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty & Inequality

Flavia Faugeres

Founder, LearntoFly

Michael Feigelson

Chief Executive Officer, Van Leer Group

Kevin Fong

Founder & President, Elemental Partners

Marina Fragata Chicaro

Manager, Applied Knowledge Department, Fundacao Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal

Meredith Freeman

Director, Alignment & Impact Investing, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

Lisa George

Global Head, Macquarie Group Foundation

Jesús Gerena

CEO, Family Independence Initiative

Allyson Gibson

Justice Leader & Change Agent

Bradford Grant

Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture, Howard University

María Guajardo

Professor, International Liberal Arts, Soka University

Zarlasht Halaimzai

Director, Refugee Trauma Initiative

Linda Halgunseth

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Sciences, University of Connecticut

Michael Hamm

C.S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, Michigan State University

Carly Hare

National Director/Coalition Catalyst, CHANGE Philanthropy

Debra Harry

Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies, University of Nevada, Reno

Daniel Heimpel

Founder & President, Fostering Media Connections

Brittany Henry

Investments, Impact America Fund

Allyson Hewitt

Vice President, Impact, MaRS Discovery District

Sarah Kambou

President & CEO, International Center for Research on Women

Mwaba Kasese-Bota

2020 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard

Rehmah Kasule

Founder, CEDA International

Natalie Kennedy

Deputy Director, Asia Philanthropy Circle

Henriette Kolb

Head, Gender & Economic Inclusion Group, International Finance Corporation

Romy Kramer

Managing Director, Guerilla Foundation

Hali Lee

Co-Founder, Donors of Color Network

Christina Lewis

Founder, All Star Code

Federico Linares

Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Michael Lu

Dean of the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Ifrah Mahamud Magan

Assistant Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Manuel Pastor

Professor of Sociology & American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Twila Martin-Kekahbah

Independent Contractor, TMK Independent Consulting

María Regina Martinez Casas

Senior Professor, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social

Natasha Matic

Chief Strategy Officer, King Khalid Foundation

Judith McKenzie

Associate Professor, Disability Studies Division, University of Cape Town

Carolyn Miles

Professor, Maxwell School of International Affairs, Syracuse University

Natalia Molina

Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Graziella Moraes da Silva

Associate Professor in Anthropology & Sociology, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Eva Moya

Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at El Paso

Florence Mtambanengwe

Executive Director, Research & Innovation, University of Zimbabwe

Cecilia Muñoz

Vice President for Public Interest Technology & Local Initiatives, New America

Sudha Nandagopal

CEO, Social Venture Partners International

Moses Ngware

Senior Research Scientist, Head of Education & Youth Empowerment, African Population & Health Research Center (APHRC)

Renato Noguera

Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Rebecca Ofrane

Partnerships at the City Health Dashboard, NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health

Hibaaq Osman

Founder, Karama

Mavis Owusu-Gwamfi

Executive Vice President, African Center for Economic Transformation

Heather Parish

Co-Executive Director, Pierce Family Charitable Foundation

Brian Payne

President & CEO, Central Indiana Community Foundation

Shahla Raza

Founder-Director, Yusra Community Center

Song Richardson

Dean & Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Deepti Rohatgi

Head, Slack for Good & Public Affairs, Slack

Layla Saad


Maria Saenz

Director, Programa de Liderazgo Consciente, Innovador e Inspirador

Juan Salgado

Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

Tembinkosi Semwayo

Managing Director, Ontolligent Software Services

Celina Solis

PhD Candidate, Integrated Studies in Land & Food Systems (ISLFS)

Lorna Solis

Founder & CEO, Elevate & GritTekkie

Marc Spencer

CEO, Summer Search

Sheldon Spotted Elk

Director, Indian Child Welfare, Casey Family Programs

Erik Stegman

Executive Director, Native Americans in Philanthropy

Barbara Stinson

President, The World Food Prize Foundation

Negar Tayyar

Co-Founder & Director, Global Whole Being Fund (GWBF)

Stefanie Thomas

Investments, Impact America Fund

Urvashi Vaid

President, The Vaid Group LLC

Judith del Angel Velazquez Santopietro


Najeeba Wazefadost

Co-founder, APNOR (Asia Pacific Network of Refugees, Refugee advocate)

David Weil

Dean & Professor, Heller School of Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University

Annette Zou

Systems Strategy Designer, Stanford ChangeLabs

Selection Committee

In partnership with Lever for Change, the selection committee will review the top-scoring submissions and select up to ten Finalists based on considerations that may include, but are not limited to, rank from the expert review panel, organizational capacity and geographic diversity. The selection of the Finalists and Awardees is at the sole discretion of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.