The aim of the annual award is to recognize the important contributions that nonprofit organizations, in partnership with public, private and other social sector organizations, make to society. Each of the award recipients must demonstrate the difference the partnership has made, show the ability of the partnership to be replicated and to stimulate new ideas in addressing social issues, as well as illustrate the partnership's commitment to advancing the mission and principles of the organization. Mutual of America presents a number of grants, and $50,000 is awarded to the winning organization each year. In addition, a video of the national award winning program will be produced, featuring the principals involved and explaining the program in detail.
Videos of prior national award winning programs can be viewed here.