A team of SVP Partners will score the applications on the following criteria:
Social Problem – It is understood what social problem this organization is trying to solve, why they do what they do, and who is affected by their work.
Organization and Programs – Clearly articulates what the organization does and how they do it.
Innovation – The approach to solving the social problem is novel or unique. The innovation leads to more dramatic long-term results than other, more conventional models or practices. Keep in mind that innovation can come in many forms: new products or services, new ways of delivering services, applying technology creatively, or new business models or collaborations. If the idea isn't new, the organization should focus on how they are a unique and refreshing change from the usual approach.
Potential for significant societal impact – The organization addresses the root of the problem rather than only the symptoms. Metrics are being used to assess long-term outcomes, not just outputs or activities. Organization shows signs that progress has been made towards goals.