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.

James Habyarimana

Associate Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Zarlasht Halaimzai

Director, Refugee Trauma Initiative

Michael Hamm

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

Carly Hare

National Director/Coalition Catalyst, CHANGE Philanthropy

Daquanna Harrison

Owner, Elevation Education Consulting Group

Debra Harry

Associate Professor in Indigenous Studies, University of Nevada, Reno

Lauren Haskins

Vice President of Membership & Partnerships, Philanthropy Southwest

Courtney Hawkins

Director, Rhode Island Department of Human Services

Daniel Heimpel

Founder & President, Fostering Media Connections

Brittany Henry

Investments, Impact America Fund

Allyson Hewitt

Vice President, Impact, MaRS Discovery District

Talmira Hill

Principal, T.L. Hill Group

Darrious Hilmon

Executive Director, Chicago State Foundation

Jessica Holmes

Professor of Economics, Middlebury College

Jason Houdek

Senior Technical Advisor, Clinton Health Access Initiative

Liz Howard

Executive Director, Center for Nonprofit Management, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Lee-Sean Huang

Co-Founder, Foosa

John Hussman

Director, Hussman Foundation

Tina Hyder

Executive Director, Refugee Trauma Initiative

Lila Igram

Founder / Executive Director, ConnectHER

Kiki Jamieson

President, The Fund for New Jersey

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Geographer & Author

Derek Jentzsch

Founder, BroderickHaight Consulting

Henry Jewell

Director of Development, Emergency Medicine, Regents of the University of Michigan

Jackie Jodl

Senior Vice President, Global Youth & Education, Special Olympics

Willene Johnson

President, Komaza, Inc.

Gabrielle Jones

Founder & Executive Director, Black America Summit

Zaza Kabayadondo

Case Team Leader, Entangled Solutions

Sarah Kambou

President & CEO, International Center for Research on Women

Grace Kao

Chair & IBM Professor of Sociology & Professor of Ethnicity, Race, & Migration, Yale University

Mwaba Kasese-Bota

2020 Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard

Rehmah Kasule

Founder, CEDA International

Nancy Kendall

Professor of Educational Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Natalie Kennedy

Deputy Director, Asia Philanthropy Circle

Anita Khashu

Director, Four Freedoms Fund, NEO Philanthropy

Myriam Khoury

Vice President for Innovation, Mercy Corps

Marlene Kim

Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston

Henriette Kolb

Head, Gender & Economic Inclusion Group, International Finance Corporation

Lindsey Kozberg

Principal, Park & Velayos

Romy Kramer

Managing Director, Guerilla Foundation

Anita Krishnamurthi

Former Head of Education & Learning, Wellcome Trust

Sudha Kuruganty

Consultant, Strategic Planning, Piramal Swasthya Management & Research Institute

Hali Lee

Co-Founder, Donors of Color Network

Panthea Lee

Executive DIrector, Reboot

Valerie Leonard

Founder, NonProfit Utopia, LLC

Christina Lewis

Founder, All Star Code

Federico Linares

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

Linda Loubert

Associate Professor, Interim Chair & Graduate Coordinator, Morgan State University

Laurie Lowe

Partnership Development, Hope & Healing International

Michael Lu

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

Vera Luck

Director, Office of Foundation Relations, Duke University

Felecia Lucky

President, Black Belt Community Foundation

Betty Lyons

Executive Director, American Indian Law Alliance

Ifrah Mahamud Magan

Assistant Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Pardis Mahdavi

Dean of Social Sciences & Director of the School for Social Transformation, Arizona State University

Lovie Manning

People Experience & Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Manager, Community Solutions

Ellen Marson

Senior Foundation Officer, Landesa

Paulette Martin

Chief Operating Officer, Community Solutions

Twila Martin-Kekahbah

Independent Contractor, TMK Independent Consulting

Frances Martinez

Clinical Professor, The University of Texas School of Law, Entrepreneurship & Community Development Clinic

Homero Martinez

Senior Technical Advisor, Nutrition International

Joelle Martinez

Executive Director, Latino Leadership Institute, University of Denver

Laura Martinez

Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA

María Regina Martinez Casas

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

Patrick Mason

Director of African American Studies, Florida State University

Natasha Matic

Chief Strategy Officer, King Khalid Foundation

Sarah McCue

Founder, BluWorld

Soledad McGrath

Research Professor, Institute for Policy Research & Executive Director, Northwestern Neighborhood & Network Initiative, Northwestern University

Judith McKenzie

Associate Professor, Disability Studies Division, University of Cape Town

Lisa Mensah

President & CEO, Opportunity Finance Network

Carolyn Miles

Professor, Maxwell School of International Affairs, Syracuse University

Clara Miller

President Emerita, Heron Foundation

Marquis Miller

Chief Diversity Officer, City of Chicago

Natalia Molina

Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Nathalie Molina Nino

Founder, Leapfrog Hacks

Alejandra Montoya-Boyer

Associate Program Director of Resilient Economies & Communities, National Association of Counties

Torrence Moore

Senior Director of Community Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Graziella Moraes da Silva

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

Veronica Morales

Deputy Communications Director, House Committee on Financial Services

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

Samuel Myers

Professor of Human Relations & Social Justice, University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Catherine Nanda

Director, Acumen America

Sudha Nandagopal

CEO, Social Venture Partners International

Moses Ngware

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

Joseph Nsengimana

Director, Mastercard Foundation’s African Centre for Innovative Teaching & Learning, Mastercard Foundation

Shantanu Nundy

Chief Medical Officer, Accolade

Angela Nyambura Gichaga

CEO, Financing Alliance for Health

Brian O'Connor

Director of Public Education Campaigns & Programs, Futures Without Violence

Donald Odhiambo

Business Development Manager, Amref Health Africa HQ

Rebecca Ofrane

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

Luciana de Oliveira

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs & Professor in the School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

Paul Ong

Research Professor, UCLA

Chioma Oruh

Founder, Principal Consultant & Parent Coach, Chi Bornfree, Inc.

Hibaaq Osman

Founder, Karama

Mavis Owusu-Gwamfi

Executive Vice President, African Center for Economic Transformation

Ashley Ozery

Senior Manager of Institutional Giving, Grameen America, Inc.

Robert Pack

Professor & Associate Dean, College of Public Health, East Tennessee State University

Heather Parish

Co-Executive Director, Pierce Family Charitable Foundation

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.