The Jones Prize In Philanthropy

The Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation (Foundation) and the Institute for Private Investors (IPI) are delighted to announce the second year of the Jones Prize in Philanthropy.

This year the Foundation has increased the grants on offer and extended it to include two runner-up grants.

In 2018 the Jones Prize is a $30,000 grant and two runner-up grants of $10,000. The grants will be gifted to charities that have been aided by the efforts of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional work in philanthropy. The awards will be given at the May 2018 New York Forum.

The Jones Prize is dedicated to Dennis Jones, a 15-year member of IPI. Dennis believed the call to giving and service was the highest honor. The Dennis M. Jones Family Foundation will fund this award.

The Jones Prize is given in the spirit of:

  • Inspiring personal giving and volunteering: Dennis wanted to lift up philanthropists whose passion is helping others, not only monetarily, but with their time.
  • Neediest cases: The foundation’s trustees encourage all applicants, particularly those involved in Education, Helping Veterans, Aiding the Homeless, and Fighting Poverty.

You can learn more about the award in the video and the nomination form is below.

Applications will close April 27th 2018.

How To Nominate


THE DENNIS M. JONES FAMILY FOUNDATION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE INSTITUTE FOR PRIVATE INVESTORS are presenting a $30,000 prize to an individual who has demonstrated his or her passion and commitment to a philanthropic cause. Two runner-up grants of $10,000 will also be awarded.

THE INSTITUTE FOR PRIVATE INVESTORS is a global community of private investors providing peer-to-peer learning, access to extraordinary investor education and connectivity to best-in-class investors and advisors.

THE JONES PRIZE IN PHILANTHROPY is dedicated to Dennis Jones, a long-time member of IPI who believed that the call to giving and service was the highest honor.

ABOUT THE AWARD: $30,000 and two $10,000 grants will be awarded to the non-profit organization the recipients of the awards work with.

DEADLINE: April 27th 2018

**Please be advised, your answers will not be saved until you have completed the form in full and hit SUBMIT, which can be found at the foot of the page.


Shortlisted individuals will be contacted for interview
This gives us a chance to learn more about the nominee's passion in greater detail. What is their motivation? Lessons learned thus far? Describe a favorite memory associated with this work. What are their plans for the future? What do you believe has been their greatest contribution?