On Sept. 5, 2012, Grinnell College announced the winners of the
second Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize. The
Grinnell Prize honors individuals under the age of 40 who have
demonstrated leadership in their fields and show creativity, commitment,
and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.
The 2012 winners were selected from more than 300 nominations from
around the globe. Each winning entry received $100,000, half going to
the individuals and half to organizations the winners designated, for a
total of $300,000 awarded this year in prize monies.