Good Works Under 40 (GWU40) is an annual awards program, co-presented by The Dallas Morning News.

The award is designed to honor the most committed, skilled and passionate volunteers under the age of 40 who are truly making a difference in the lives of North Texans.

Each year, a steering committee of young civic and business leaders review nominations and select five outstanding finalists. The overall winner is awarded a grant to his or her charity. The four remaining finalists receive a donation to the charity of their choice. Meet this year's advisory committee.

Meet the 2017 Good Works Under 40 Finalists

The following individuals have been selected as the 2017 Good Works Under 40 finalists. We invite the community to cast a vote to determine the inaugural Good Works Under 40 People's Choice Award Winner. 

Meet the 2016 Good Works Under 40 Winner

KSchlieveKatie Schlieve, who cofounded One Wing Foundation - a Dallas-based nonprofit focused on providing resources for the medical, physical and grief recovery of parents who have experienced pregnancy loss or infant loss - has won The Dallas Foundation's 2016 Good Works Under 40 award. Schlieve received her prize, a $10,000 check for One Wing Foundation, during a Nov. 10 reception at the Old Parkland campus in Oak Lawn. The Dallas Foundation and The Dallas Morning News cosponsored the award, which recognizes outstanding volunteers under age 40. Four finalists each received $3,500 checks for their nonprofits. Read the complete news release.

Learn about our 2016 Finalists.

Support the Award

In addition to nominating eligible individuals to receive the award, The Dallas Foundation invites contributions to the pool of prize money. All donations to the Good Works Under 40 fund will be given to the finalists in the form of a grant to their nonprofit of choice. Donations from individuals, businesses and transfers from existing donor advised funds are all welcome! Donate now.

For more information about Good Works Under 40 or how to support the award, please contact