The Chapman Prize

Established through the Daniel and Barbara Chapman Trust, the Chapman Prize recognizes and honors each year the efforts and achievements of individuals and organizations in the U.S. who make significant contributions to American society.

The award will focus on a different theme each year, selected from the following: Health & Wellness, Arts & Culture, Economic Prosperity, or Educational Success.


Approximately $80,000-$100,000 will be awarded each year. 

Applicants must be either a U.S. citizen or U.S.–based nonprofit, have been conducting charitable work for at least three years, and be able to show demonstrated impact in the selected focus area of the year in which the application is submitted in order to qualify.

Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company in Alexandria, Virginia serves as

trustee of the Daniel and Barbara Chapman Trust.

Chapman Prize 2021 Theme:

Economic Prosperity

Awarded to a charitable individual or organization who has contributed most significantly to the improvement of economic prosperity in the United States. By way of example, contributions may include creating safe and affordable housing, effective workforce development, social entrepreneurship programs and/or financial literacy programs to build thriving, sustainable communities.

Economic Prosperity


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Review the eligibility requirements before applying, as unqualified applicants will not be considered.

Download the application guide to ensure all components are ready when submitting the application.

There is no saving capability for the online applications, so it must be completed in one session.