Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking

The Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking was established in 1985 to recognize a grantmaker who has demonstrated outstanding creativity. It honors grantmakers who, with a combination of vision, principle and personal commitment, are making a critical difference in a creative way. The award was created as a memorial to the late Robert Winston Scrivner, former staff associate of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and first executive director of the Rockefeller Family Fund, by a number of his friends and colleagues.


Past Recipients of the Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking

(Affiliation is at time of nomination.)

2013

Darren Sandow, Executive Director, Hagedorn Foundation

2012

Theophilus Gregory, Senior Vice President, El Pomar Foundation

2011

Not Awarded

2010

Kavita N. Ramdas, president and CEO of Global Fund for Women

2009

Geri Mannion, Director of the US Democracy Program at Carnegie Corporation of New York &
Taryn Higashi, Executive Director of Unbound Philanthropy

2008

Linetta J. Gilbert, Ford Foundation

2007

John L. Damonti, Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation

2006

Mary L. Thomas, The Spartanburg County Foundation

2005

Nancy Latimer (deceased), The McKnight Foundation

2004

Chet Tchozewski, Global Greengrants Fund

2003

Aida Rodriguez, Ph.D., Nonprofit Management Program, Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy

Magui Rubalcava, Hispanics in Philanthropy

Barbara A. Taveras, Edward W. Hazen Foundation

Luz A. Vega-Marquis, Marguerite Casey Foundation

2002

Marie C. Wilson, Ms. Foundation for Women

2001

Craig E. McGarvey, The James Irvine Foundation
 

2000

Stanley S. Litow, IBM Corporation

1999

Ethel Ríos de Betancourt, Puerto Rico Community Foundation

1998

Tom Layton, Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation

1997

Rick Little, International Youth Foundation

1996

Rebecca Adamson, First Nations Development Institute and Anne Firth Murray, Global Fund for Women

1995

Robert Crane, Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation

1994

Jack Litzenberg, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

1993

Caroline Carpenter, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

1992

Mary Mountcastle, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

1991

Polly Nyberg, The St. Paul Companies

1990

Not Awarded

1989

Joyce Bove, The New York Community Trust

1988

Patricia Biggers, The Ford Foundation

1987

Sally Lilienthal, The Ploughshares Fund

1986

Edward Nathan, The Zellerbach Fund

1985

Margaret Gage, Peace Development Fund