CECP Excellence Awards: Applications Due on November 16

CECP Excellence Awards: Applications Due on November 16

Corporations and Nonprofits are encouraged to apply!


CECP’s Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy, now in their 12th year, recognize the significant role that corporations and their nonprofit partners play in solving societal problems. Applications are now available for these prestigious awards, and the deadline is Wednesday, November 16 at 11:59PM EST. Corporations and nonprofits are encouraged to apply! Learn more and download the applications.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 11:05am

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) November 9, 2011 - CECP's Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy are among the most coveted awards in the field, drawing an extraordinary pool of applications each year. Presented annually since 2000, these awards are juried by a distinguished external Selection Committee that is comprised of representatives from the corporate, nonprofit, government, social investment, foundation, and academic communities.

At the Corporate Philanthropy Summit on June 5, 2012, CECP will recognize two companies for their excellence in corporate philanthropy according to the following criteria: CEO leadership, dedication to measurement, innovation, and partnership. Additionally, the Nonprofit Directors’ Award, which includes a $25,000 donation, will be awarded to a nonprofit organization for its successful partnership with a corporation.

There is no fee to apply. Membership in CECP is not required.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST

Application Categories:


  • Chairman’s Award: For companies with revenues greater than or equal to US $20 billion.

  • President’s Award: For companies with revenues less than US $20 billion.


  • Directors’ Award: 501(c)3 organizations with an annual operating budget equal to or exceeding $500,000

  • This award includes a $25,000 cash donation made by CECP directors to the winning nonprofit.

  • The application is to be filled out jointly by the nonprofit and corporate partner.

Download the applications.

Watch video recording of a webinar: What Makes a Winning Excellence Awards Application?

Past Excellence Awards Winners

Past CECP Excellence Award Winners in the corporate categories include: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Intel Corporation, General Mills, Inc., The Western Union Company, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., Moody's Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline plc, salesforce.com, Cisco, and General Electric Company.

Past CECP Excellence Award Winners in the nonprofit category Winners include: DonorsChoose.org (nominated by Crate and Barrel), Partners In Health (nominated by Eli Lilly and Company), Boys & Girls Clubs of America (nominated by Charles Schwab Foundation), Community Voice Mail (nominated by Cisco), and KaBOOM! (nominated by The Home Depot, Inc.).

View a list of past Excellence Award winners.

View video highlights of past Excellence Award winners.

By: Shelly M. Esque, President, Intel Foundation; Winner, Chairman's Award

All of us at Intel were humbled to receive the Chairman’s Award from CECP in June of 2010.  We were proud and pleased to know that our colleagues in CECP recognized our efforts, but of course were also delighted to be able to make our employees proud, and then to be able to build on the award and the credibility of CECP in our conversations with potential collaborators here and around the world.

Since we received the award, the Intel Teach program, which we highlighted in our application, has continued to grow and thrive.   Globally, the program has now reached more than 8 million teachers in over 60 countries – up from 7 million just a year ago when we submitted our application.  Here in the US it has been adopted by a number of states as part of broader public-private partnerships, including some involving the federal grants programs such as i3 (Investing in Innovation).

I certainly encourage any of you who are considering doing so to apply for the 2011 awards.  We found the process of writing the application to be very useful in helping us to continue to develop our programs and measure their  impact.  This has made us more articulate about the overall value of our philanthropic efforts when we talk to our internal stakeholders, as well as in our external presentations and discussions with potential collaborators - whether governments, NGO’s, corporations and foundations, or multi-laterals such as the World Bank and UNESCO.




Courtney Murphy
Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy