Awarding $10 million

to a transformative solution that improves the quality of life for Texans

Awarding $10 million

to a transformative solution that improves the quality of life for Texans

ABOUT

Lone Star Prize

Lyda Hill Philanthropies is thrilled to collaborate with our strategic partners to offer the Lone Star Prize, a statewide competition designed to source a pipeline of philanthropic “big bets” and scale a proven, transformative solution that improves the quality of life for Texans. 

Lone Star Prize was created to award $10 million to an innovative solution focused on one or more of our key solution categories. We are excited to learn about the many ways to address a multitude of issues and barriers to build healthier, stronger communities throughout Texas.

Health

Cultivate stronger communities, improve health systems, and support healthier families to improve health outcomes for Texans.

Environment

Restore natural resources, promote energy efficiency, and reduce carbon emissions to sustainably protect Texas from climate change.

Workforce

Boost the employability of workers (including those displaced during the COVID-19 pandemic), build promising career pathways, and spur job creation to strengthen the workforce in Texas.

How to

Get involved and learn more about the key steps to participating in the Lone Star Prize.

Let's work together to strengthen health outcomes, protect the environment and boost the workforce for a stronger Texas. We look forward to your participation.

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Step 1

Assessment

 

Before registering, complete our Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine eligibility and to ensure that your solution is a strong fit for the Lone Star Prize.

Please note: All proposed solutions must be led by an eligible principal organization that has an existing operating presence in Texas.

Assessment

Before registering, complete our Organizational Readiness Tool to help determine eligibility and to ensure that your solution is a strong fit for the Lone Star Prize.

Please note: All proposed solutions must be led by an eligible principal organization that has an existing operating presence in Texas.

Registration

After assessing your fit through the Organizational Readiness Tool, registration is required for the Lone Star Prize by Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM Central.

Application

Once you’ve registered for the Lone Star Prize, complete and submit your application no later than Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM Central.

Feedback

From August to September, each valid application will undergo Peer-to-Peer Review and receive scores and comments from five fellow applicants within the same solution category. Top-scoring applications will then move forward to Evaluation Panel review from September to October and will receive an additional set of scores and comments from five judges assigned to the applicant’s selected solution category.

All scores are normalized to ensure fairness.

Finalists Selection

Informed by Evaluation Panel results, our team will review top-scoring submissions and may request additional information to select up to five Finalists in November. Finalists will each receive a $40,000 technical assistance grant and work with an expert team for three months to strengthen their proposals for an opportunity to win the $10 million grant in May 2021.

QUESTIONS

Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Email us for more information regarding eligibility and requirements.

What is the Lone Star Prize?

Who can participate?

How do we apply?

How will submissions be assessed?

What types of projects are you looking for?

What are some benefits to participating in the Lone Star Prize?

How can Lone Star Prize funds be used?

What types of evidence or methods of evaluation will be considered when assessing the “evidence-based” scoring category?

May we submit more than one proposal?

Who are the Lone Star Prize Strategic partners and what role do they play?

Is participating in Peer-to-Peer Review required?

How many peer reviews must I complete?

Lyda Hill Philanthropies®, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Lyda Hill, is proud to be the Competition Sponsor of the Lone Star Prize to creatively invest in game-changing solutions and further our commitment to improve the quality of life for Texas communities.

Join the Lone Star Prize and share your promising solution to transform Texas today. Submissions have closed.

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Lyda Hill Philanthropies®, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Lyda Hill, is proud to be the Competition Sponsor of the Lone Star Prize to creatively invest in game-changing solutions and further our commitment to improve the quality of life for Texas communities.