On the Table brings together excited and passionate community members who share their ideas, hopes and the ways in which they want to make a difference on a local level. Following On the Table, we want to help make your creative and actionable ideas come to fruition.
Coming out of your conversation, we invite you to submit a short video featuring your table’s idea of an actionable task to benefit your community. It could be anything from planting a community vegetable garden to buying school supplies for a classroom in need; cleaning up a local playground to supplying dinner for a week at a local soup kitchen – what could you and your tablemates do with a cash award to benefit your community?
Launched in 2016, the Acting Up awards provide small prizes to On the Table participants to help them implement their ideas, work together and take action for the public good. In 2017, the program was expanded to offer a choice of applying for $1,000 or $2,500 awardsand 71 projects were awarded more than $135,000 to make their ideas come to life. Meet the 2017 Acting Up award recipients