In order to recognize institutions taking positive steps to better support contingent faculty – and to encourage their peers to do the same – Teagle underwrote an award program run by the USC Pullias Center for Higher Education and the Association of American Colleges and Universities with a grant made in 2017. The article describes the changes to policy and practice implemented by the first two awardees, Harper College (a two-year community college in Illinois) and California State University-Dominguez Hills. This project provides an opportunity for Teagle to experiment with prize philanthropy as a means of drawing public attention to an important issue.