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Meet our winners!

Congratulations to the winners of Storymakers 2017!

Adobe is proud to award the Driving Change Award, which is open to organizations with budgets of US$500,000 to US$1 million. See all of our winners.


Congratulations to our winners of Storymakers 2017. We were overwhelmed by the quality, hope, care, and social impact found in all the Storymakers 2017 submissions. These winners will each receive $2,000. And the winners are...

Local Impact Award

This award is given to a nonprofit with a budget less than US$500,000.

Driving Change Award

This award is given to a nonprofit with a budget that is US$500,000 to US$1 million or local equivalent (sponsored by Adobe).

Shifting the Future Award

This award is given to a nonprofit with a budget over US$1 million or local equivalent.

Orbis Unum Award

This award is open to nonprofit organizations outside the U.S.


We are honored to present the judges for Storymakers 2017.

Cynthia M. Adams, Founder and CEO, GrantStation

Cynthia Adams has been dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations identify and secure the funding they need to do their good work for well over 40 years. Cynthia founded GrantStation because she believes that grantseeking requires a thorough understanding of the funders and sound knowledge of the philanthropic playing field.

Ted Basham-Witherington, Deputy Director, Impact Fund

Teddy is a nonprofit leader with 28 years of communications experience gained in both Europe and the USA. He is a keen advocate of digital community building. He believes storytelling to be the most potent way to do this and that the best storytelling transcends classification and fuses us together in universal humanity.

Diane Colgan, Enclude

Diane Colgan has been with Enclude since 2009 and is responsible for helping charities navigate the tech donations program and new offerings. Enclude is an award-winning Irish social enterprise and the largest technology charity in Europe. With a proud background in sales, development, and administration, Diane is passionate about helping others and loves how technology can support the amazing work done by so many people in incredible organizations in Ireland. Outside of Enclude, Diane loves spending time with her little, young family.

Cristina Graham, Program Director, Mobile Beacon

Cristina Graham is the program director at Mobile Beacon, an organization that provides high-speed, low-cost, mobile Internet access to community anchor institutions: the nonprofits, schools, libraries, and health-care organizations that provide vital services to millions of Americans every day. Ms. Graham oversees all of Mobile Beacon's programs and partnerships, working with clients to ensure they have the broadband connectivity needed to serve their mission and communities.

Rebecca Lim, Head, Our Better World, Singapore International Foundation

With her team, Rebecca believes in the power of stories and digital media for social impact. Our Better World tells stories of people in Asia doing good to inspire everyday people globally to come alongside to contribute in meaningful ways. An eternal optimist, she combines her eye for opportunities with her love for people, bringing partners alongside on this journey of pursuing a shared vision. A three-year stint in India changed her life and led her to enter the nonprofit space. After a decade of pursuing her passion in tourism and marketing, she now applies her marketing and communications skills to impact lives through digital storytelling.


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