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June 14, 2022 less than a minute read



The awards’ organizers have announced the creation of The Anthem Fund, to support emerging individuals and organizations actively working to advance the causes that are being recognized in The Anthem Awards. The fund has committed to donating $25,000 to AnitaB.org, a global organization for women and non-binary technologists.

New partners include Clubhouse and Pledge 1%. 

IADAS introduces a suite of new categories to recognize Team & Workplace Initiatives and expanded Awareness & Media honors. 

The call for submissions is now open for companies, organizations and individuals. Early Entry Deadline is Friday, July 29th, 2022. 


New York, N.Y., (June 14, 2022) — On the heels of an incredible inaugural season, the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards officially opens its 2nd Annual Call for Entries today. This year, The Anthem Awards will continue its mission of amplifying purpose & mission-driven work from people, companies and organizations worldwide that are driving impact in seven key category areas: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Education, Arts & Culture, Health, Human & Civil Rights, Humanitarian Action & Services, Responsible Technology & Sustainability, Climate & Environment

The Early Entry Deadline to submit work for Anthem Award consideration is Friday, July 29th 2022.  The submission site is open at anthemawards.com. 

In its foundational season The Anthem Awards’ established itself as the biggest and most comprehensive award honoring social impact work, with 2,300 projects entered from nearly all 50 states, and 36 countries. The inaugural class of Anthem Winners includes Special Achievement Honorees Dr. Jane Goodall, Naomi Osaka, Megan Rapinoe and Adam McKay. Notable Anthem Winners also include Nike, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, UN World Food Programme, Bombas, Sesame Workshop, Charity:Water, PayPal, NYT 1619 Project, Innocence Project and many more.

To expand the scope of mission driven work recognized, The Anthem Awards is introducing a suite of new categories for Team & Workplace Initiatives to honor the ways organizations and businesses are taking action to engage their employees including; Hiring Initiative, ERG Initiative, Young Leader of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, and Special Workplace Initiative. As a response to the growth in work created by purpose driven media companies the Anthem Awards has expanded Awareness & Media categories to include;  Media Impact Campaign, Podcast or Audio, Digital & Innovative Experiences, News & Journalism and more.

For the first time The Anthem Awards will honor a set of winners: Grassroots Organization of the Year, National Organization of the Year, Global Organization of the Year, Business of the Year, and Agency of the Year to recognize the nonprofits, organizations and businesses with the most overall success during the season.  

“It’s been an incredible honor to watch this platform and community grow from our launch one year ago to becoming the biggest social impact award in the industry,” said Jessica Lauretti, Managing Director of The Anthem Awards. “We see a tremendous opportunity to continue to build the Anthem Awards as a one-of-a-kind space for the impact industry to support, collaborate and work together on solving some of the world’s most pressing issues.  In the legendary words of our Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Honoree Dr. Jane Goodall, “Together we can change the world.  Together we must.”” 

Today, The Anthem Awards organizers also announced the creation of The Anthem Fund, to support emerging individuals and organizations actively working to advance the causes that are being recognized in the Anthem Awards. This year, the fund will commit to donating $25,000 to AnitaB.org, a global organization for women and non-binary technologists. 

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by The Anthem Awards for our work in supporting and advancing women and non-binary technologists, especially at a time when people from marginalized groups need equitable access to resources more than ever and when organizations need the benefits of building a strong, diverse tech workforce,” said Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President & CEO of AnitaB.org. “We know that when women are employed, empowered and supported, communities are healthier and happier in every way, and this donation helps us move in that direction.

Inline with The Webby Group’s mission to work at the intersection of tech, culture and accessibility, the fund will go towards the AnitaB.org mission to envision a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies for whom they build it. They work to connect, inspire, and advance women in computing, and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Alongside the fund, The Anthem Awards has joined Pledge 1% to increase its impact on the community, and joining the movement to donate time or resources to a nonprofit or cause of its choice. 

The Anthem Awards are judged by social impact experts in the International Academy for Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS), who represent intellectually diverse impact leaders across multiple fields. Today, the Anthem Awards welcome new jurors including; Nicholas Thompson (CEO, The Atlantic), Linsday Stein (Chief of Social Impact, Havas), Roma McCaig (Senior VP of Impact, Clif Bar), Emily Barfoot (Global Brand Director, Unilever), Brenda Darden Wilkerson (President & CEO, AnitaB.org), Dinah-Kareen Jean (Senior Manager, Social Innovation, Etsy), Christina Swarns (Executive Director, Innocence Project), Zarna Surti (Global Creative Director, Nike Purpose), Maurice Mitchell (National Director, Working Families Party), Shaniqua McClendon (Senior Political Director, Crooked Media) and Jennifer Lotito (President & Chief Operating Officer, (RED). 

They will join existing judges: Daniel Dae Kim (Actor, producer and activist), Mitchell Baker (CEO & Chairwoman, Mozilla), Shayla Tait (Director of Philanthropy, The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation), Lisa Sherman (President & CEO, Ad Council), Marc Ecko (CCO and Board Member, XQ + Emerson Collective), Courteney Monroe (President, National Geographic), Gerald Chertavian (CEO, Year Up), Sarah Kate Ellis (President and CEO, GLAAD), Courteney Monroe (President, National Geographic Partners), Mitu Yilma (Digital Director, Born This Way Foundation), Jeff Nelson (CTO and Co-Founder, Blavity, Inc.), Chrissie Lamond (Executive Director, Digital Marketing and Strategy, Fast Company), Alex Amouyel (Executive Director, MIT Solve), and more.

We also welcome new partners Clubhouse, to share our seasonal programming with a global audience and Pledge 1% to join the movement that encourages corporate philanthropy.  They join our existing partners Ad Council, Born This Way Foundation, Feeding America, GLAAD, Mozilla, NAACP, NRDC, World Wildlife Fund, XQ, Blavity, The Dots, Fast Company, Good/Upworthy, MTV and The Wall Street Journal.

“We have great admiration for the Anthem Awards’ commitment to celebrating the important, remarkable social impact work happening across industries. We’re excited to partner with them to help amplify these ideas, and the people behind them, to listeners across the globe.” said Kelly Stoetzel, Head of Thought Leader Programming at Clubhouse.

Entries for the 2nd Annual Anthem Awards will be accepted through October, 21, 2022. The Early Entry Deadline is Friday, July 29th, 2022, complete details on the submission process are available at anthemawards.com.



The Anthem Awards celebrate purpose & mission-driven work from people, companies and organizations worldwide. As the most comprehensive award show spanning various industries and social impact categories, causes to be recognized include: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Sustainability, Climate & Environment; Human & Civil Rights; Humanitarian Action & Services; Health; Education, Art & Culture; and Responsible Technology. The awards honor the worlds best purpose and mission-driven work from for and not-for-profit organizations alike.The Anthem Awards foundational partners include the Ad Council, NRDC, Mozilla, GLAAD, World Wildlife Fund, Born This Way Foundation, Omidyar Network and XQ Institute. Media Partners include Blavity, The Dots, Fast Company. Good/Upworthy, WSJ, MTV, Pledge 1% and Clubhouse.



Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites and Mobile Sites; Video; Advertising, Media and PR; Apps & Software, Social; Podcasts; Games and Virtual & Remote. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received more than 14,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include Verizon, WP Engine, Canva, Omidyar Network, YouGov, NAACP, KPMG, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, MediaPost, Podcast Movement, TheFutureParty and AIGA.