Phyllis Yale Impact Award

We are no longer taking applications for the Phyllis Yale Impact Award. But we look forward to seeing you at our Inaugural Summit on Poverty on March 9!

Currently registered Cradles to Crayons® 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizational Partners are eligible to apply for this opportunity for $10,000 in funding towards education or organizational structure.

Phyllis Yale Impact Award Overview


Submissions are due by 5pm EST on Friday, February 19, 2016. The award will be presented at our Inaugural Summit on Poverty in Boston, MA on March 9, 2016.

About the award:

Phyllis Yale has been affiliated with Cradles to Crayons for more than 10 years and has served in a number of key leadership positions, including chair of the National Cradles to Crayons® Board of Directors.

Under Phyllis’ leadership and guidance, Cradles to Crayons began its journey toward measuring the effectiveness and impact of its work on the lives of the children and families living in poverty and low-income situations who are served by Cradles to Crayons.

Because Cradles to Crayons’ model for service delivery is based on a network of high-performing partner organizations, we are pleased to offer this selective award to a Cradles to Crayons partner who best represents the ideal for which Phyllis’ work and interest lie, IMPACT: Innovative, Measured, Partner-oriented and Collaborative, Accountable, Committed, and Transformative.

Selection Criteria: A Partner organization will be selected based upon the effectiveness of the organization in the distribution of Cradles to Crayons’ materials goods (KidPacks, Backpacks, and Specialty Items) and, also, how the Partner organization’s collaboration with Cradles to Crayons furthers our mission, which is:

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.