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The P3 Impact Award was created by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships, Concordia,  and the University of Virginia Darden School Institute for Business in Society  to recognize and honor leading public-private partnerships (P3s) that improve communities and the world. Inaugurated in 2014, the P3 Impact Award is presented each fall at the Concordia Summit in New York, New York.

The P3 Impact Award recognizes and honors leading public-private partnerships that are improving local communities and the world in the most impactful ways. The award gives partnership practitioners the opportunity to reflect on current developments in P3 implementation, as well as inspiration for further innovation. For this award, a P3 refers to any cross-sector collaboration that features public, private, nonprofit, or non-governmental organizations and addresses societal problems.

The U.S. Department of State Office of Global Partnerships (GP), along with Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society, have opened the application process for the 2020 P3 Impact Award. Learn more about the award, previous finalists, and how to apply at .

2020 will witness the inaugural P3 Impact Award Accelerator, a special partnership accelerator program designed to advance early-stage partnerships and support their positive social impact mission through mentorship, expert guidance, exposure, and networking. The Accelerator will engage a select number of P3 Impact Award applicants in a 12 week, virtual and in-person set of learning modules and events culminating with a half day in-person event taking place at the 2020 Concordia Annual Summit. The program is designed to address common challenges and questions experienced by early-stage multi-sector partnerships.

To participate, partnerships must have applied for the 2020 P3 Impact Award but cannot have advanced as 2020 P3 Impact Award Finalists.

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