Spokes believes in progress, not perfection. We believe in the value of taking little steps towards big results. We believe that we can learn from each other. We believe that we are all capable of continuously growing our leadership abilities. We honor those organizations that identify the hard problems and then do the hard work to resolve them through our annual Medal of Merit Awards program.
Medal of Merit Awards 2019
Call for Proposals
The Shanbrom Family Foundation
What is a Medal of Merit Award?
The Medal of Merit Awards are given annually to recognize Spokes member organizations that have demonstrated improved governance and management practices. Awards are given at our annual Spokes Salutes Event and are sponsored by the Shanbrom Family Foundation, a Spokes Founders Circle donor.
Three general operation grants of $1,000 each will be awarded to eligible Spokes Member Organizations.
To be considered for a Medal of Merit Award, your organization must:
1. Have a current Spokes Organizational Membership or be fiscally sponsored by a Spokes Organizational Member.
2. Be actively delivering services or conducting the business of your organization.
3. Complete the application by midnight, February 8, 2019.
Previous award recipients are ineligible to apply.
To learn more about the awards, the Best Practices Standards, and to preview the application, click here.
To apply, click here.
About Spokes Salutes
We love to celebrate the dedicated individuals who lead our nonprofit sector; their leadership is critical to the health and well-being of our communities. We honor them each year at the Spokes Salutes awards program. The 2019 program will be held on February 28, 2019 at the Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo.