With such a strong focus on social justice and human service, we seek
to identify, recognize, and honor student and community groups and
individuals with the McKinley Foundation Social Justice Award. The award
is accompanied by a $500 gift to the organizations selected and, in the
case of the individuals chosen, to an organization of their choice.
award will recognize a student individual, an individual from the
community at large, a student organization, and a community organization
each of which demonstrates exceptional dedication to advancing a cause
of social justice locally, nationally, or internationally; and their
work to increase awareness of injustice issues and significantly improve
the circumstances of those who have suffered unfair treatment.
We invite nominations of individuals or groups who meet the described criteria. Self-nominations are encouraged. Nominations are due by 5:00 PM on January 17, 2014.
Complete a nomination form (available here)
describing how you, your organization, or the person or organization
you are nominating fits the criteria listed above. You may include
references to goals; descriptions of the activity(s); and the
outcome(s)—the impact locally, nationally, or internationally.
Send completed nominations to:
809 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Or submit it electronically to
Essays will be judged by a committee and the recipients will be notified by January 24.
Questions? Call Keith Harris at 217-344-0297 or email