Esq. Apprentice selected as J.M.K. Innovation Prize Recipient!

Esq. Apprentice has been named by the J.M. Kaplan Fund one of ten winners of the 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize, an initiative that invests in early-stage efforts to address pressing social and environmental issues.  

The J.M.K. Innovation Prize provides each awardee with three years of support at $50,000 per year, as well as a $25,000 “bank” of funds for technical assistance or targeted project expenses – a total award of $175,000. The Prize focuses especially on new ideas piloted or prototyped by dynamic visionaries at a stage when they typically struggle to acquire seed funding. 

Esq. Apprentice was selected from among 1,193 applications — representing 49 states. Each addressed an array of needs across the Fund’s three focus areas: The Environment – Reducing the pace and impacts of climate change; Heritage Conservation – Conserving America’s greatest monuments and places; and Social Justice – Supporting common-sense criminal justice and labor reform, as well as humane treatment of immigrants and refugees in the U.S.