A: The following categories of people are not eligible:
- Individuals who work at organizations that share a board member with Encore.org.
- Encore.org senior fellows and key advisers.
- Encore.org consultants and vendors who have received remuneration during a 12-month period preceding the application deadline.
- Encore.org volunteers or advisers, if those individuals have been granted significant, independent decision-making authority with respect to financial or other resources of the organization or any of its programs.
- Encore.org program grantees who have received grants of cash, equipment or other assistance from Encore.org during a 12-month period preceding the application deadline.
- Members of the Purpose Prize review panel or jury
- Staff, board members or key volunteers of Encore.org corporate or foundation funders, including Intel, the John Templeton Foundation, MetLife Foundation, S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, Symetra, The Atlantic Philanthropies, The David & Lucile Packard Foundation and The Eisner Foundation.
- Family members (including domestic partners) and business associates of any of the individuals in the categories listed above.