Walentas Family Foundation’s `David Prize’ announces finalists for $1M prize

This week, The David Prize, named in honor of Brooklyn developer and philanthropist David Walentas and sponsored by the Walentas Family Foundation, has announced 22 finalists for the annual $1 million prize for extraordinary individuals who are making New York a better and brighter place, announced its 2021 cohort of finalists.

These finalists were chosen out of approximately 10,000 individuals. The applicants come from every corner of the city, with 92 percent of New York City zip codes represented. Categories include child care reform, immigration and criminal justice, human rights, homelessness and more. This year’s five winners, who will each win $200,000, will be announced in October.

David Walentas This week, The David Prize, named in honor of Brooklyn developer and philanthropist David Walentas and sponsored by the Walentas Family Foundation, has announced 22 finalists for the annual $1 million prize for extraordinary individuals who are making New York a better and brighter place, announced its […]

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