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.

Adriana Alejandro-Osorio

Major Gifts Officer, UNICEF-USA

Eleanor Allen

CEO, Water for People

Jeannine Balfour

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

Sarah Bouchie

Head of Global Programmes, Lego Foundation

Rachel Cantave

Assistant Professor of International Affairs, Skidmore College

Stephanie Cosner

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

Ellen DeVoe

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

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

Lisa George

Global Head, Macquarie Group Foundation

Jesús Gerena

CEO, Family Independence Initiative

Bradford Grant

Professor, College of Engineering & Architecture, Howard University

María Guajardo

Professor, International Liberal Arts, Soka University

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

Brittany Henry

Investments, Impact America Fund

Rehmah Kasule

Founder, CEDA International

Natalie Kennedy

Deputy Director, Asia Philanthropy Circle

Romy Kramer

Managing Director, Guerilla Foundation

Hali Lee

Co-Founder, Donors of Color Network

Michael Lu

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

Manuel Pastor

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

Twila Martin-Kekahbah

Independent Contractor, TMK Independent Consulting

Judith McKenzie

Associate Professor, Disability Studies Division, University of Cape Town

Carolyn Miles

Professor, Maxwell School of International Affairs, Syracuse University

Eva Moya

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

Florence Mtambanengwe

Executive Director, Research & Innovation, University of Zimbabwe

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

Brian Payne

President & CEO, Central Indiana Community Foundation

Deepti Rohatgi

Head, Slack for Good & Public Affairs, Slack

Maria Saenz

Director, Programa de Liderazgo Consciente, Innovador e Inspirador

Tembinkosi Semwayo

Managing Director, Ontolligent Software Services

Celina Solis

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

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

Stefanie Thomas

Investments, Impact America Fund

Urvashi Vaid

President, The Vaid Group LLC

Judith del Angel Velazquez Santopietro


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.