Meet the 11 outstanding nonprofits that took home this year’s Classy Awards
Each organization has gone above and beyond to make our world a better place.
Since 2009, the Classy Awards have celebrated nonprofits for their unique approaches to making our world a better place for everyone. Winners are given a platform to amplify their cause and showcase the positive impact of their programs.
This year, we are proud to announce that the Classy Awards have partnered with Upworthy, and we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on the 2023 winners.
From championing gender equality, to massively reducing food waste, to providing trade-based skills training to the neurodivergent community, each organization has made an incredible contribution to the betterment of our world.
Collectively through their efforts, nearly 1.5 million people and animals were served across 34 countries worldwide last year alone. That’s a win in itself.
Check out the 11 winners for 2023 below:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Every kid needs a positive mentor. But not every kid has easy access to one. For over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America have provided children ("Littles"), ages 5 through young adulthood with adult volunteers ("Bigs") to create meaningful relationships that have a profound effect for years to come. Its BIG Futures program is specifically designed to create a path to economic empowerment for all young people through career training and mentorship.
The BIG Futures program has helped 25,760 youth in the United States in the last year.