THE 14TH ANNUAL SHORTY AWARDS

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!

Special Project

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From the 4th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Best Nonprofit Organization

This award honors efforts of nonprofit organizations to make the world a better place.

See previous winners and honorees here.

Nominees

#BalanceForBetter - Gender Equality in Saudi Arabia
With advancements in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the implementation of Vision 2030 - a series o…
A Day With The Play That Goes Wrong
What do you do with more than 2 million seats that go unsold on Broadway every year? Beginning i…
Alzheimer's Association - Science Hub
When the Alzheimer's Association was founded in 1980, there was an urgent need to create a communit…
Child Victim's Act
Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse have a one-year, one-time only chance to hold their abuse…
finalist
gold honor
Dear Refugees
For World Refugee Day 2019, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) partnered with Big Spaceship t…
finalist
Generation Lockdown
In 95% of public schools in the United States, lockdown drills are as common as math and science. S…
Getting to the heart of our mission
Since its founding in 2005, The Humane League has focused on effectively ending the worst abuses in…
Goutful - American Kidney Fund
The American Kidney Fund’s (AKF) Goutful campaign debunks popular misconceptions about gout and sup…
Helping A Son Retrace His Father’s D-Day Journey
Objective: Use a “snapshot experience” of one Road Scholar (RS) program participant to connect w…
winner
JFK Moonshot
  2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the greatest technological feat of the 20th century—the Ap…
KHN/NPR #BilloftheMonth Investigative Series
When publishing partners KHN and NPR first began promoting the “Bill of the Month” series, we were …
finalist
Missed.Strokes
Over the past decade, there has been a 44% increase in the number of young Americans who have been …
PetSmart Charities Donor Appreciation -- Sponsored by You
“Where do my charitable donations really go? Am I really helping make a difference?” For 25 yea…
Providing Hope & Health in East Africa
Partners for Care, a compassion-driven, nonprofit organization, exists to serve, equip, empower and…
Roo High School, where no [sex ed] question is off-limits
In the US only 24 states mandate sex education. And only 13 of those states require it to be “medic…
finalist
Safer ≠ Safe
While smoking rates declined, a new threat to youth health and welfare arose: vaping. And this thre…
Science Literacy Books for Science and Health Education and for Social and Economic Justice
The purpose of this non-proift publishing initiative is to bring science and health education, and …
TGR EDU: Explore
TGR EDU: Explore seeks to equip students with problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-…
Take Back the Prom
Prom is supposed to be a magical, memorable experience that every young person can celebrate. But f…
finalist
The Wage Gap: A Scary Truth
On average in the US, women earn about 80 cents for every dollar men make and women of color make e…
Vote.org Gets Out the Vote
In 2018, Vote.org, the nation’s leading non-partisan, nonprofit organization increasing voter turno…