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Trades Nomination

Juniper Award for

The Juniper Award for Trades recognizes the essential work tradespeople do for our community, and the financial costs that accompany both learning and performing a trade. Monetary assistance allows space for tradespeople to be imaginative, fearless, and committed to their work with less financial burden. 


Please note: the number of nominations per nominee is not a factor in the selection process. 

Gender and ethnicity responses are only used for data collection and reporting purposes and will not be used in our recipient decision making process.

Nominations open June 1st, 2024

Thank you for your nomination. If you've submitted your nomination early, don't worry! It will still be considered in the 2024 cycle.


Jeff's 'Why'

"I feel lucky to have studied literature at a small liberal arts college, but I feel equally lucky to have worked in various trades my whole life, making friends with and learning from others who did the same. As a kid, I earned nickels for digging, pruning, and planting in the garden; later, I cut and arranged flowers, and waxed and edged skis. In the summer, I stained facia from rooftops, and cooked, cleaned, and hauled supplies in Yosemite’s High Sierra camps. As an adult I built my own homes, leaning on the expertise of tradespeople who knew more than me. I have immense respect for people who work in the trades and would like to help more people find their way to meaningful work in these areas."

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