ONLINE CREATORS DECREASING WORLD SUCK
During Project for Awesome, thousands of people post videos advocating for charities that decrease the overall level of world suck. During P4A these videos are shared with our community and over the course of a 48 hour livestream, we raise money for the charities.
The very first Project for Awesome was organized in 2007, and in 2023 we will be celebrating the 16th annual Project for Awesome! The 2023 P4A will take place from February 17th (beginning at 12:00pm EST) to February 19th (ending at 11:59am EST).
In 2022, we raised a grant total of $3,235,161 (including several generous matching donations), shattering every previous P4A record! The donations were split between two organizations chosen by John & Hank, along with thirty charities chosen by the online video community.
Legally speaking, the Project for Awesome is a project of the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, a Montana-based 501(c)3 charitable organization. You can see a list of all the charities to which the FTDWS has disbursed money in the past here
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Submit a Video
If you have a charity that is particularly important to you, make a video about it! Our amazing community members can submit videos to our website explaining the charity of their choice. The videos are submitted to the Project for Awesome website, but should also be shared, viewed, and commented on all over the internet. Anyone can make a video, whether you are a fan of a charity, work closely with one, or are part of an organization. Be sure to review our video-making guidelines in the FAQ!
You can submit videos from 12am EST on February 1st until 11:59am EST on Wednesday, February 15th. Once video submissions are closed, you help us determine the charities that receive funding by voting for your favorite videos! Everyone can vote on videos while the P4A livestream is happening (12:00pm EST on Friday, February 17th through 11:59am EST on Sunday, February 19th).
A majority of the money raised from our annual P4A event comes from the Tiltify campaign where you can donate to unlock awesome perks and exclusive merch! In the past, this has included trivia nights, Hanklerfish art, props, t-shirts, digital downloads, and so much more!
The Tiltify page will be open from 12:00am EST on Wednesday, February 15th to 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, February 21st.
We also welcome anyone interested in becoming a matching donor for P4A. For those looking to give $500 or more, we will open the matching fund on January 17th. Check back in for detailed instructions on how to donate then. The deadline to donate and submit the form will be February 15, 2023 at 12pm EST.
Watch the Livestream
This is where things get wacky. John & Hank, along with a number of special guests, host a 48-hour continuous livestream to feature videos, announce new perks, put peanut butter on their faces, throw confetti, and do their happy dances. You truly never know what will happen, so tune in and join the party!
The P4A livestream will run from 12:00pm EST on February 17th through 11:59am EST on February 19th.
All funds raised during the first half of the campaign ( from 12:00am EST on Wednesday, February 15th until 11:59am EST on Saturday, February 18th) will go to Save the Children
& Partners in Health
. Funds raised during the second half of the campaign (Saturday the 18th at 12pm EST through Tuesday February 21st at 11:59pm EST) will go to the top community-voted charities.
And don't forget to share the fun! Spread the word to your friends using the hashtag #p4a2023, and tag us on Twitter
, and Tumblr
Hank Green, John Green, Julie Walsh Smith, Marie Ann Fernandez-Silva, Rosianna Halse Rojas, Valerie Barr, Abi Rein, Paola Garcia-Prieto, Niki Hua, Julia “Buzz” Bezio, Brooke Shotwell, Erin Hale, Katie Brink, Zoe Ryder, Faith Schmidt, Savannah Geary, Levi Johnson, Katie Brink, Kimmy Reinhardt, John Lee, Nerdfighteria, Perk Fulfillment Volunteers, DFTBA Records, YouTube, Tiltify, The Foundation to Decrease World Suck Board of Directors, the P4A Advisory Board, and Our Fantastic Livestream Volunteers and Perk Donors.
Send us an email at [email protected]
and we’ll get back to you soon (but maybe not REALLY soon if you email during the livestream).