Upstanders Challenge Overview
In honor of Upstanders Season 2, the Starbucks Foundation is launching the “Upstanders Challenge” to celebrate charities that are making a difference in their communities. The Foundation will award twenty-five (25) $25,000 grants to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the US. In addition, the first 200 submitters will receive a $20 Starbucks eGift.
How to participate
Create a short video that explains what makes your favorite charity an “Upstander.” Be sure to say the name of the charity you are nominating and how it creates positive change in your community. Videos should be 2 minutes or less and do not need to be highly produced – shooting them on your phone is great. But be creative!
Upload your video to this challenge page. Be sure to follow the instructions during the upload process to properly select your charity. You will receive an email from Indi when your video has been approved for posting, which could take up to 24 hours.
Start generating “Buzz” across social media and tell your followers you’ve entered your favorite charity in a contest.
• Share from this page into ; and
• Have your friends watch, like and share your video on Indi and social media!
Note: Charities are not limited to one video. Encourage other supporters of the charity to upload their own videos and generate Buzz to contribute to the overall team score for that charity. The charities that generate the most aggregate Buzz will become finalists.
Prizes and Determination of Winners
A panel of judges will select 25 winning charities to receive a $25,000 grant out of the top 40 Buzz-getting charities. Judging will be based on the following criteria: 40% based on the inspiration of the organization's story, 40% based on the community impact of the organization, and 20% based on the creativity of videos submitted for each organization. Winners will be determined and announced by Nov 30, 2017.
Challenge Rules and Terms:
Contest begins Monday, October 9, 2017 at 6 pm (PT) and ends October 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM (PT)
Are you a Starbucks partner (employee) or Starbucks licensed store associate? Click here to enter the Upstanders Challenge Partner Edition.
Judge's PicksPrize: $625,000 GrantsThe Starbucks Foundation will award 25 organizations from the top 40 Buzz getters with a grant of $25,000.
First 200 SubmissionsPrize: $20 Starbucks eGiftsThe first 200 submissions will receive a $20 Starbucks eGift!
Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc.
HANCOCK PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOOSTER CLUB
PROGRESSIVE ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY INC
BRACKEN S KITCHEN INC
AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION USA
TEAM RED WHITE & BLUE INC
Col. Potter Cairn Rescue Network
Esposas Militares Hispanas USA Armed Forces
GIRLS ON THE RUN INTERNATIONAL
World Relief Corp. of National Association of Evangelicals
Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego County Inc
WARRIOR CANINE CONNECTION INC
Arizona Helping Hands
Food Bank of the Rockies
Campus Pride, Inc.
Second Harvest Community Food Bank
VALLEY GIRLS AND GUYS
JARED ALLENS HOMES FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS
City Year, Inc.
WOMENS BUSINESS INCUBATOR
Learning Tree Inc
Grace Centers of Hope
UCI ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Backpacks 4 Kids AZ Inc
CARING FOR MILITARY FAMILIES THE ELIZABETH DOLE FOUNDATION
YMCA of Greater Seattle
THE CHILDRENS SCHOOL
PARTNERSHIP FOR STRONG FAMILIES INC
DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATES FOR TECHNOLOGY
JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE
Emma's Torch Ltd
Inside the Outdoors Foundation
US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION