The Extraordinary Give is a powerful tool for us to learn, grow, and celebrate our continuing work to make our community one that welcomes everyone. Through the Extraordinary Give, more than 500 participating organizations introduce themselves to their community, highlighting their work and impact on Lancaster County through their profile page at ExtraGive.org.
Additionally, in partnership with The Steinman Foundation, we are proud to introduce the Pursuit of Equity Prize, the largest prize in the history of the ExtraGive! This $50,000 prize seeks to celebrate and encourage organizations pursuing equitable practices within their organizations. The ExtraGive offers all of us a unique platform to understand more deeply the causes we care about and the work happening all around us.
For the 2021 ExtraGive, we’ll be presenting ten $5,000 prize awards to organizations striving to ensure equity within our community. Prizes were awarded through a lottery drawing from a pool of organizations who applied for consideration by meeting eligibility requirements. In order to be eligible for the Pursuit of Equity Prize lottery, each organization must have been programmatically and operationally moving towards equity in their hiring, culture, and organizational makeup.
The spirit of this prize seeks to celebrate and encourage organizations pursuing equitable practices within their organization. This prize is designed to start a conversation, not to finish it. Participation in this process demonstrates your commitment to join this effort and continue to cultivate equity across our community. With you, we commit to growth and learning about what equity does, and can, look like in our community. Thank you for pursuing equity for Lancaster County!