SXSW Community Service Awards

The SXSW Community Service Awards honor individuals and organizations for their dedication to fostering positive community impact. Each honoree receives a grant, complimentary entry to SXSW, and recognition at an awards ceremony during the SXSW event.

SXSW Community Service Awards – 2019 – Photo by Errich Petersen

SXSW Community Service Awards – 2019 – Photo by Errich Petersen



The SXSW Community Service Awards celebrate leaders and non-profit organizations from Austin and around the world who work tirelessly to improve the standing of the specific groups and causes that they serve.

This program was launched to honor the memory of SXSW Interactive co-founder Dewey Winburne and remains true to the vision that grassroots community activism is the most essential building block for progressive change on a much larger societal level.

For 2023, the SXSW Community Service Award Ceremony will be folded into the SXSW Innovation Awards Ceremony on the evening of Monday, March 13 in Ballroom D on the top floor of the Austin Convention Center.

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