5th Annual Shorty Social Good Awards Categories

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

Best work for Hunger & Poverty Relief

This award honors a program, project, or initiative that seeks to address a lack of food or shelter among individuals and communities. Focuses may include food security, agricultural education and development, employment training and opportunity, critical infrastructure and livelihood development.

See previous winners and honorees here.
Audible + Newark
Restaurants remain in a precarious financial position during Covid-19 and shuttering their doors permanently could bankrupt owners, put thousands of employees out of work indefinitely and leave a gaping financial hole in cities. Audible mobilized a citywide response to this in our hometown of Newark, NJ, and in April launched Newark Working Kitchens (NWK). …
Imperfect Foods' Reduced Cost Box Program
At Imperfect Foods we’re on a mission to eliminate food waste and build a better food system for everyone. The belief that no one should be denied access to good and nutritious food has been baked into our business model since the beginning. While many of our offerings are priced at about 30% less than typical grocery store prices, for many folks that still…
Invisible People: Changing the Story of Homelessness
THE PUBLIC’S INABILITY TO RELATE TO HOMELESSNESS IS OUR BIGGEST OBSTACLE TO ENDING IT. Most people blame homelessness on the person experiencing it instead of on the shortage of affordable housing, gainful employment, living wages, childhood trauma, or countless other reasons that put a person at risk. This lack of understanding creates a dangerous cycle…
No Kid Hungry Live with Busy Philipps
Since 2008, No Kid Hungry has raised over $80M in funds through campaigns like Dine for No Kid Hungry by uniting the restaurant industry around the goal of ending childhood hunger in America.  For the past two years, No Kid Hungry carried out a roadshow with physical events across the country to kick off the campaign. In 2019, No Kid Hungry challenged thems…
OpsRoofUp - a community response to hunger during COVID-19
Our Better World (OBW) is the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation that tells stories across Asia to inspire people online to take action and create a positive impact in the world. In April 2020, a month after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global health crisis, OBW told the story of OpsRoofUp in Si…
The World’s Tallest Donation Box
While the global economy took a turn for the worst as COVID-19 cases surged, people all over the world were losing their jobs and their livelihoods as a result. Those left without any means of income went hungry as charitable donations plummeted on a global scale. In the UAE, hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers, whose income is vital in putting food o…
Turn Up! Fight Hunger
1 in 7 kids lived with hunger in America, pre-COVID-19. And since the devastating effects of COVID-19 hit our country, it is now 1 in 4.  At Discovery Inc., we find this statistic to be unimaginable, as it’s a completely hidden and solvable crisis.  We are proud to use the power of our brands and influential talent to drive lasting change. We created a move…

About the Shorty Awards

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