Classy Award Finalist

Instrumental Access Recognized as Classy Award Finalist

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We’re thrilled to announce that our Instrumental Access program has been recognized as a finalist for the 2016 Classy Awards!

Instrumental Access is our flagship program connecting university departments in low- and middle-income countries with high-quality surplus laboratory equipment provided by our donors. You can learn more about our newly-announced Instrumental Access 2016 universities here.

The Classy Awards finalists comprise the 100 most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises of 2016 and were selected for their excellence in social innovation and ability to solve a social problem. This year, Classy had 1,300 programs across all cause categories submit nominations. The application process was rigorous and intensive; we were judged using stringent criteria that assesses an organization’s potential to solve a problem and innovative solution.

“The Classy Awards team spends a year extensively researching social innovations from around the world. We’ve been fortunate to discover some incredible organizations over the past few years, but this year’s pool of nominees is one of the strongest we’ve ever seen!”Pat Walsh, Co-founder and CIO of

Our Instrumental Access program, along with the 99 other finalists, is now in the running to become a winner. Our fate is being passed on to the Leadership Council, a diverse board of experts and thought leaders who will collectively vote to determine the 10 Classy Award winners.

So what’s next? Becoming a Classy Awards finalist means we’ll be at the Collaborative + Classy Awards, the largest social innovation event of the year, this June–conveniently in Boston! The event ends with the Classy Awards, where the 10 winners are announced live on stage.

We’re honored to be included among such an amazing group and extend our congratulations to our fellow finalists!