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Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize

Grants to USA & International NGOs & Social
Enterprises to Support Development Initiatives

GrantWatch ID#: 150750
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03/28/15 11:00 PM GMT

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Grants to USA and international nongovernmental organizations and social enterprises for business-oriented initiatives that address challenges in nutrition, water, or rural development, to scale-up or to be replicated. This prize will recognize existing approaches by any organization to create economic returns by developing solutions to societal problems.

Fields of achievement include, but are not limited to: agriculture, including plant and animal husbandry, management of natural resources, food science and technology, food fortification, nutrition education, water management and distribution, water and sanitation, and more.

The funding source looks for innovative projects, programs or businesses that have already been tested as a pilot or small scale, have demonstrated high social and environmental impact, and need support to become commercially viable.

The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize (“Nestlé Prize”) is designed to recognize the development of an outstanding innovation or program in the areas of Water, Nutrition or Rural Development that:

-Has proven its worth on a pilot or small-scale basis.

-Is judged to be feasible on a broad-scale basis or replicable in other settings or communities.

-Has high promise of having a social impact, through either improving access to nutrition, improving rural development, or having a significant impact on water management or access to clean water.

-Is built on a sound and viable business model.


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Up to approximately $540,000 (CHF 50,000 - 500,000).

The prize may be a one-time grant or it may be awarded on a multi-year basis in increments to be determined by the Nestlé Chairman and CEO upon the recommendation of the Creating Shared Value Council.

Entities eligible for the Nestlé Prize are social and private enterprises as well as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).

The Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize is international in scope. Entities may reside in any country in the world and cover programs implemented in low, middle and high-income countries that benefit underserved parts of the community.


-Entries that seek to use the Nestlé Prize money to provide financial support to an organization or individual will not be considered eligible.

-Entries covering programs that are already financed or supported by Nestlé S.A., affiliates, subsidiaries, joint ventures are not eligible.

-Entries covering programs that have been awarded the Nestlé Prize in former nomination periods are not eligible for the Nestlé Prize again.

-Teams of individuals, employees of Nestlé S.A., their parent companies, affiliates and subsidiaries, joint ventures, participating advertising and promotion agencies (and members of their immediate family, defined as parents, children, siblings and spouse, regardless of where they reside, and/or those living in the same household) are NOT eligible.

-The aforementioned employees (and members of their immediate family as defined in the paragraph before) will NOT be eligible neither if they participate through an organization that they have founded or where they hold a major participation or management position.

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All Entries must be in English. Nomination Forms or Entries that are in any other language will not be considered.

The award process begins at 13:00 GMT on October 15, 2014 and ends on March 28, 2015 at 23:00 GMT ("Nomination Period").

One Entry per program is allowed. In the event that more than one Entry is received with the same or nearly identical submission, only the first such Entry received will be eligible.

-15 October 2014 - 28 March 2015: Nomination period
-March - September 2015: Review of nominations
-September - October 2015: The Creating Shared Value Council may request additional information from nominees
-2016: Public announcement of the Nestlé Prize Winner

The Creating Shared Value Council may decide to award the Prize to more than one, but a maximum of three, Winners. The value of each Nestlé Prize for each Winner would then depend on its various merits and needs and defined at the sole discretion of the Creating Shared Value Council, but a minimum of CHF 50,000 per Winner. The total value for all Winners will not exceed CHF 500,000.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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