WASHINGTON – January 30, 2018 – S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, today announced the winners of the 2018 S&R Washington Award – including one Grand Prize winner. The five recipients will be honored at the S&R Washington Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC this spring.
Annual award supports social innovators using scientific research
WASHINGTON, DC – October 11, 2017 – S&R Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports talented individuals with high aspirations in the arts, sciences, and social entrepreneurship, is pleased to announce that the 2017 Sachiko Kuno Award for Applied Science is awarded to Dr. Abigail Marsh, for her research on social and affective neuroscience. The Kuno Award provides $100,000 in funding.
Co-Founders Dr. Sachiko Kuno and Kate Goodall </strong>are delighted to announce the launch of Halcyon, a new public nonprofit evolved from S&R Foundation. Arising from the Foundation’s success, Halcyon will now operate independently, with Goodall at the helm as CEO.
Japanese pharmaceutical tycoons Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno created Halcyon Incubator two years ago in a mansion they had purchased in the District’s toney Georgetown neighborhood. Through their S&R Foundation, they recruited start-ups with ideas that they thought showed the right mix of social mission and market potential and began offering five-month, live-in entrepreneurial immersion courses for those they invited.
The historic Fillmore School in Georgetown will be renovated and transformed into an arts fellowship campus under a plan unveiled Tuesday by the nonprofit that acquired it last year.
In a 18th century mansion, once believed haunted, a new life has begun in the 21st century: A local nonprofit of innovative social enterprise and entrepreneurs with global impact that is getting wide attention — with more programs and places to come.
Washington, D.C., named the nation’s number-one city for social enterprise? Ahead of San Francisco, Austin and Boston?
Application Process Opens for S&R Washington Award
Prestigious international award recognizing emerging artists in all fields now in 16th year
The ecosystem that social entrepreneurs encounter–everything from the availability of affordable housing to the prevalence of potential funders–can make or break an enterprise.
With that in mind, Halcyon Incubator and Capital One recently published a report on the subject, From the Ground Up: Defining Social Enterprise Ecosystems in the U.S.
Diana Sierra was lost. A lifelong industrial designer, Diana had found a new career path when she built the first prototype of a menstrual pad for young women in low-income countries, using an umbrella and a mosquito net. In the span of a few days, she decided to leave behind a lucrative career and become a social entrepreneur, launching her ventureBeGirl. Living in New York City, she built the product and tested it with some users. However, despite incredible talent and energy, she kept hitting dead ends when it came to business development.
S&R Foundation, a Washington, DC-based non-profit that supports gifted individuals in the arts, sciences and social entrepreneurship, today announced that a team led by Barnes Vanze Architects and Campion Hruby Landscape Architects has been selected to bring Georgetown’s historic Fillmore School into the 21st Century, providing a modernized space suitable for artists, in which form meets function and creativity abounds.