5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

Entries are now closed. Finalists will be announced in mid-October!

From the 2nd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Non-Government Organization

This award honors efforts of non-government organizations to make the world a better place.

See previous winners and honorees here.


We Are America
Love Has No Labels was created with the mission to combat bias with love. Our campaigns aredesigned to flood culture with diverse images of love to normalize them, and thereby reduce our implicit bias towards those who are different from us.In its first year, Love Has No Labels demonstrated the power of love to bond two individuals together despit…
#EmbraceAmbition | Tory Burch Foundation
The Tory Burch Foundation's #EmbraceAmbition campaign is providing a platform for people to proudly share their ambition and ensure that ambition is no longer perceived as a negative for women and girls. The campaign was inspired by Tory Burch's personal experience as a woman and an entrepreneur. In 2004, a reporter asked Tory if she was "ambitiou…
Be Your Own Baby
Upstream USA is on a mission: to prevent unplanned pregnancies by making effective contraception accessible and affordable for women. As a nonprofit, they partner with states, healthcare providers and clinics to provide training, resources, and the support needed to stock all forms of contraception.Upstream's mission is incredibly important and is…
DoSomething.org & truth’s “Who Has Their Eye On You?”
DoSomething.org, a global movement of over 5.5 million young people, and truth®, the largest and most successful national youth tobacco prevention campaign, have teamed up with a new emoji compatibility quiz called "Who Has Their Eye on You?". The emoji quiz "matches" users based on income, race, and sexual orientation – the same factors the toba…
The Clinton Foundation
Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to create a better future for themselves, their families, and their communities. For nearly two decades, that belief has energized the Foundation's commitment to empowering people and improving live…


Brutal Cut
Three million girls in Africa aged 4-12 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) each year.This brutal tradition can cause severe bleeding, infertility and even death, and can have devastating psychological and social consequences. After FGM, girls are often taken out of school and forced into early marriage.International charity ActionAid is working …
Cat Tricks with Rufus
The objective is to show people how big cats are abused in circuses and in the entertainment industry. In order to force them to perform tricks on cue, tigers and lions are violently abused throughout their lives. They're taken from their mothers as young cubs and put through a training process that includes routine beating and whippings to make them submis…
NGO CSIS digital platforms
The key objective of CSIS digital platforms is to make a wider audience (both inside the beltway and beyond) aware of bipartisan policy solutions to some of the world's most complex problems. The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab (iDeas Lab) enhances CSIS's research with the latest in cutting-edge web technologies, design, and video.In 2017, the CSIS iDeas…
Poverty is Sexist
Our goal was to create something that people around the world who have experienced sexism could relate to, while encouraging viewers to see that their struggles are linked to the struggle of girls and women living in the poorest parts of the world. We're calling on viewers to take action for the women hardest hit by gender inequality – those living in extre…
The End of Childhood
Every child deserves love, care and protection during childhood so they can develop to their full potential. But for more than 700 million children worldwide, their experiences are much different. In commemoration of International Children's Day 2017, Save the Children launched The End of Childhood Index, exploring the major factors that force childhood to …

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, YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, TikTok, Snapchat, and the rest of the social web.

finalists for the 5th annual shorty social good awards will be announced in mid-october!