2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries for the Shorty Social Good Awards are open now! Official categories listed below.
The regular deadline is August 30, 2017

From the 1st Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Corporate-Community Partnership

This award honors an outstanding partnership between a corporation and community to achieve a social good goal with measurable results.

Finalists

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Bread Company Seeds Employment Opportunities for People with Criminal Backgrounds
Maker of the nation's no. 1-selling organic bread, Dave's Killer Bread (DKB) is known for its super-seeded nutrition and rock-n-roll attitude, epitomized by its logo with its founder Dave Dahl, guitar in hand. But Dave mastered more than chords and baking to earn that logo, serving 15 years in prison before he returned to the family bakery an...
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HBO/GOT IRC: Rescue Has No Boundaries
HBO's objective was to help IRC raise support and awareness of the refugee crisis happening in Europe. The goal was to draw attention with a special call to action that specifically spoke to the plight of the women and children of the crisis, who are particularly vulnerable to death, sexual and physical assault, and human trafficking. Stand With...
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Happy Family Children's Village
In memory of Shazi's father Amir, who was born and grew up in Tanzania, the Visram family and Happy Family have made a donation to The Small Things, a non-profit organization in Tanzania that is enabling them to construct the Happy Family Children's Village.At Happy Family Children's Village (HFCV), The Small Things (TST) and Happy Family have s...
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Partners in Preservation: National Parks
Partners in Preservation, a ten-year-old community-based initiative created by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is dedicated to raising awareness of the preservation needs of historic places. Since its inception, Partners in Preservation has awarded $16 million in support of historic places across the U.S. This ...
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RAPP “ACTS OF KINDNESS” HOLIDAY CARD
RAPP decided to raise the bar on what an agency holiday card could be, and tapped into a key pillar of our culture to make a holiday card that our employees and clients truly cared about.At RAPP we our mantra is: Be Smart. Be Creative. Be Kind. For the 2015 holiday season, during a time when so many troubling events were taking place, we wanted ...
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Special Olympics with Dustin Plunkett
Bank of America believes that when people with intellectual disabilities are given the chance, they can achieve more than others think possible. To prove it to an audience of millions, we worked with ESPN to give a former Special Olympics athlete the opportunity to sit at the anchor desk and be the first ever analyst with intellectual disabiliti...

Nominees

#FedExCares: Turning Citizenship into an Internal Rallying Cry
More than 10,000 FedEx volunteers work to improve communities in upward of 400 cities across the globe every year. From building a soccer field in an impoverished Madrid neighborhood to collecting marine debris along the Miami coastline, weaving together our volunteer efforts into a singular message proved to be a difficult – yet rewarding – task. After m...
Better, Weirder, More Human
At MailChimp, we love our hometown of Atlanta. Our company's values are humility, creativity, and independence, and we see those values reflected in the city all around us. In 2013, we decided to start investing in the city that made us who we are. We began partnering with local nonprofit organizations by identifying shared values and asking how we could ...
Building Community Through Bicycle Rides
Seniors across the world face a myriad of challenges, a common one of which is social isolation. Often they spend many hours alone, leading to depression and other of physical and mental health issues. In the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, an area most known for poverty and drug use, seniors can be particularly excluded. Regularly confined to t...
Cigna Fights Hunger
Cigna is more than just a health insurance company. We are committed to improving the health, well-being and sense of security of our customers. Part of that commitment is the belief that no one should have to go hungry. So, Cigna employees energized, put on our hair nets, and started the "Cigna Fights Hunger" campaign with Feeding Children Everywhere to ...
Combating Book Deserts: JetBlue's Soar with Reading
Launched in 2011, JetBlue's Soar with Reading (SWR) program is designed to encourage kids' imaginations to take flight through reading. To help combat book deserts and the common summer slide, Soar with Reading aims to get books into the hands of kids in need and to promote reading all summer long. As an issue that is important to crewmembers, customers a...
Connor's Cure
WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and her husband WWE Executive of Talent, Live Events and Creative Paul "Triple H" Levesque are strong supporters of pediatric cancer care and research at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Stephanie and Paul became involved with Children's Hospital in 2014, when they met WWE fan Connor Michalek.Connor, 8, ...
Edelman Intiman Creative Cooperative
The business and theater worlds seldom collide. If they do, it is often through patronage, such as a corporate donation, not partnership. Which led us to ask ourselves if we were missing out on a chance for mutual benefit. Could a strategic partnership between Edelman and the Tony Award-winning Intiman Theatre be good for Edelman's clients and employees, ...
Every Handprint Tells a Story
Every day there are around 41-44 children diagnosed with cancer in the United States, virtually a classroom full. Out of that classroom, more than 7 children will not survive the disease. You may be shocked to discover that less than 4 percent of federal research funding for cancer is designated for pediatric cancer. Without necessary funding, these young...
Good Works: Helping Our Community Thrive
When we set out to impact our community in a positive way, we started with our five core values: SMART, REAL, DRIVEN, FUN, AND CARING. We polled our internal community for places to begin and, as expected, the charities, causes, and original ideas were as diverse as our team -- and some of those ideas were just too good to pass up. So we created our own i...
How Tomorrow Gives
Create a sharable video encouraging CSX employees to donate their time, money or both to a charity of their choice, with CSX matching their donations. Broadening charitable giving was a key goal and strategy as our client felt that if employees were encouraged to give to their favorite charity, overall participation and giving would increase. Also, we wan...
Prison Kids - America's Crime on Children
Our objectives with our Prison Kids campaign were to raise awareness about the juvenile justice system and unite people to petition President Obama to take executive action to ban solitary confinement for minors. ObjectivesRaise Awareness360 media campaign around Prison Kids on linear, digital, social and on-the-groundPolicy Change to Ban Solitary Confine...
Rise Up: Be Heard
Fusion's Rise Up: Be Heard is a new journalism fellowship program launched in partnership with The California Endowment, aimed to empower the next generation of journalists and community advocates through training and mentorship – and to amplify their voices about health and justice issues impacting California communities by providing them with a platform...
The Bungie Foundation
Bungie's philanthropic entity, The Bungie Foundation, carries forward our mission to make the world a better place through our charter of reducing distress and suffering in children through entertainment, fostering charitable giving in our team, and engaging the Bungie gaming community to give back. We're very fortunate to be able to do what we do, and...
The Russian Standard Foundation
Visa 360° of Acceptance
As a 30-year sponsor of the Olympic Games, Visa wanted to extend their vision of universal acceptance celebrating the collective diversity that unites people around the world at the 2016 Rio summer games. Visa believes in giving everyone, everywhere a way to reach their highest potential by providing access to best-in-class payment products and solutions ...

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, YouNow, Musical.ly, and the rest of the social web.

The Shorty Social Good Awards will be held NOVEMBER 2017 in NYC, Date to be announced shortly.