Awardco & the Jazz are giving $1,000 Goodness Grants to members of the community who are giving back.
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Every month we recognize someone who’s been nominated by their peers and give them $1000—no strings attached. We’re not doing this because we're trying to be magnanimous, but because we actually care. We want to recognize goodness in others and help people that are doing good in the world find greater success.
Awardco exists to recognize the good in each of us and reward the value we bring to each other. Period. It doesn’t matter if it’s work-related or just about life in general. We’ve been given so much—why not give back?
Whatever they want. It's their grant. Do they have to spend it on a cause? Nope. They could, sure! But if they want to spend it on a home improvement project, a new laptop, or if they want to take a nice self-care weekend, that's completely up to them. And it's completely private—what the Goodness Grant is used for is not public information.
We don’t blame you for thinking that. Do Goodness Grants reflect well on Awardco? Yes. But that isn’t why we’re doing this. We've been given a lot in terms of success and joy. And we want to pay it forward.
Because Goodness Grants are essentially a big cash giveaway, the IRS requires that any income over a certain amount (it’s usually $600) be declared as taxable income based on your marginal tax rate. So, when tax season rolls around, you’ll want to be aware of that.
Goodness Grant recipients are first nominated by their peers through the form above. A nominee can be anyone that is putting any good out into the world and is having a positive impact on individuals, groups, or organizations. We comb through the submissions to make sure they’re all legitimate (nominating your friend or family member for buying you lunch one day is great, but probably not Goodness Grant worthy) and then choose one via internal committee.
Sure. But the idea here is to recognize the good around you. Recognizing your own good is wonderful, and we applaud that, but let’s try and recognize others and look outside ourselves, yeah?