.ORG Impact Awards

The global awards program celebrating the remarkable individuals and organizations leveraging .ORG domains to ignite change and transform communities worldwide.

What are the .ORG Impact Awards?

From groundbreaking initiatives to steadfast changemakers, the .ORG Impact Awards recognize the profound impact happening in communities across the globe. PIR is proud to shine a light on the tireless efforts and relentless commitment of the .ORG Community and champion those working every day to create positive change and a better tomorrow.

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Why Enter

In addition to the awards and recognition, the .ORG Impact Awards provide a platform to support your mission.

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How to Enter

Review the official rules, download a tool kit and read our FAQs.

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OIA Alumni

Learn more about the .ORG finalists and winners from past years.

2023 .ORG of the Year

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Hope for Justice prevents exploitation, rescues victims, restores lives & reforms society. The .ORG runs anti-trafficking projects all over the world, working directly with victims and survivors and its community initiatives help to prevent modern slavery happening in the first place.

OIA Impact

The .ORG Impact Awards were created to celebrate the accomplishments of .ORGs and help further their missions by providing access to more resources. Hear how being part of the program has made a difference for past OIA Finalists and Winners.

Expanded Network

“What I believed would have been a simple one-off award event night had beautifully evolved into an ecosystem of supportive changemakers”.

May Wang
Linens n Love
Rising Star Category Finalist



“This has inspired me to continue to create a world of economic empowerment for women globally. We will not relent in this mandate and mission.”

Oluwadamilola Akintewe
Project Rebirth
Rising Star Category Finalist

Measurable Impact

“Winning the .ORG Impact Awards significantly boosted our efforts at LightEd. The recognition and financial support from the award enabled us to provide sustainable energy access to over 600 individuals, acquire new tools and materials essential for expanding our operations, and enhance our credibility within the global sustainability community.”

Stanley Anigbogu
Rising Star Category Winner


“It was very grounding and reaffirming to be surrounded by so many individuals from around the world, working on so many impactful ventures.”

Anna Szczepanek
Penta Medical
Health and Healing Category Finalist

Driving Growth

“The .ORG Impact Award nomination changed the trajectory of our organization and the incredibly deserving refugee children we serve. We more than doubled the amount of funds raised in the year after the nomination than in the year before, allowing us to fully rehabilitate a 12,000 square foot former Chicago Public Library building that we had bought.”

Mike O’Connor
Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America (FORA)
Quality Education for All Category Finalist

Future Potential

“The connections we made during our stay in Washington DC are invaluable, and I am eager to leverage them for potential future collaborations. Building upon these contacts will undoubtedly contribute to expanding our reach and making a more profound impact within the communities we serve.”

Wasswa Nelson
Sodzo Foundation
Environmental Stewardship Category Finalist

Meet the 2023 OIA Winners

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OIA News

2023 OIA Finalists Announced

35 innovative, mission-driven organizations and changemakers selected from almost 1,000 applicants from more than 70 countries.

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2023 OIA Winners Announced

Public Interest Registry Unveils Winners of 5th Annual .ORG Impact Awards at DC Ceremony

2024 OIA Submissions are Open

Call for Nominations: Sixth Annual .ORG Impact Awards to Recognize Global Changemakers

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