The First Annual American Civic Collaboration Awards (The Civvys)

Civvys.pngIn 2017, we teamed up with our friends at the Bridge Alliance to launch an exciting new awards program highlighting best practices in civic collaboration and collective action. 

The Civvys are the first national awards program designed to highlight organizations and individuals that leverage collaboration as a key strength in building initiatives that improve communities. Every day, Americans collaborate across political, cultural and economic divides to engage their communities, empower citizens and improve their country. The Civvys celebrate that - and with the huge swath of diverse nominees we received, it is clear we have a lot to celebrate! 

See the 2017 Civvys finalists here

Our hardworking judges Peter Levine, Betsy Wright Hawkins and David Sawyer sorted through the finalists to select three winners in the regional, national and youth categories. We honored awardees in a ceremony at the National Conference on Citizenship in Washington, DC in October 2017.


2017 Civvys Winners:

Regional: New Hampshire Listens

National: a partnership between the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, the National Institute for Civil Discourse and the National Foundation for Women Legislators

Youth: Student Public Interest Research Groups 

Learn more about the 2017 Civvys winners here


Thank you to all those who submitted nominations and helped take part in recognizing organizations doing great collaborative work. We are already gearing up for the 2018 Civvys and anticipate honoring another inspiring set of changemakers. 

Know people or organizations who would be a great fit? Get ready to nominate them for the second annual Civvys awards. More information, including how to nominate, will be available soon at


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