Classy Awards

Apply for a Classy Award

Sorry to miss you! Nominations for the 2016 Classy Awards are now closed.

The Classy Awards recognize programs run by social impact organizations around the world. Classy Award Winners are chosen for their excellence in social innovation. Applicants may submit as many programs as desired for consideration. There are no limitations on corporate structure, size, age, or location of the program, however organizations must be headquartered in the US or Canada.

Nominations for the Classy Awards have closed

But you can still get involved! Join us at the Collaborative or email us at to learn about other options for innovative organizations.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Programs must be addressing a social problem
  • Programs must have at least one year of measurable results*
  • Organizations must complete Nomination Profile in English

Important Dates

January 6, 2016
Applications open
February 29, 2016
Applications close
April 19, 2016
Finalists announced
June 16, 2016
Winners announced live on stage at the Classy Awards

*Don't fit the eligibility requirements? Contact us at to see how you can get involved.

2014 Classy Award Winner Jhpiego

Want to learn more about the ideal Classy Awards Nominee or how Winners are determined?
Check out the Nominee Characteristics and Judging Criteria