We launched Subtext to be a catalyst for community conversations and to ensure everyone who wanted to interact with the topics that had an impact on their lives would be able to do so.

We use SMS because we know that 23% of US households do not have broadband internet, yet 97% utilize SMS. Communication should have no boundaries but this year, we saw the impact of those boundaries. 

As the world shut down, people were craving real connections and quality information. And when protests and demands for social justice, equality and accountability were taking place, community organizations stepped in to help.

With that in mind we’re excited to announce the launch of Subtext’s new civic engagement efforts focused on empowering organizations to create enduring, impactful connections within their communities.

In honor of the launch, we will be awarding three organizations with the Subtext Justice Award which will provide financial and technical support to organizations working to make an impact.

How to Enter

Subtext wants to learn more about the work your organization is doing to help local communities. Organizations with budgets under $500,000 and with a 501(c)3 status or have a fiscal agent with this status are invited to submit a project proposal that would benefit from extra funds. 

The Subtext team will determine finalists. After three finalists are determined, the public will submit their vote via a Subtext campaign to determine the first, second and third place winners.  The finalist with the most votes will win a grand prize of $10,000 and one year free of Subtext.

Do you have an organization you'd like to nominate? Reach out to us at

Contest dates

Application deadline: 7/23 

Finalists announced: 7/29

Public vote: 7/29-8/6

Winners announced: 8/12

To read the full terms & conditions, click here.