WW Wellness Impact Award | WW USA

Introducing the


A new initiative to empower community leaders and break down the barriers to wellness—for everyone.


The application is now closed, but be sure to check back on May 7 to vote for one of our five winners!

Every community deserves the resources for healthy living, but in the reality of today’s world, not every community has access to them.

In addition to our year-round work for communities in need around the world, the WW Wellness Impact Award aims to uplift community-led solutions by selecting five organizations to receive a $15,000 grant and more.

Amplifying the efforts of grassroots organizations


Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19—which has also worsened pre-existing health inequities.

Communities of color are 3 times less likely than white communities to have access to parks, walking paths, and green spaces.1

Black and Hispanic adults are twice as likely to be food insecure as white adults.2

Plus when it comes to funding and support, BIPOC organizers and organizations are often overlooked—only 10% of grant dollars are going toward people of color.3


At WW, we believe that addressing these issues is imperative, and we’re dedicated to being a part of the solution. That’s why we’re committed to selecting five organizations that are led by and dedicated to the advancement of wellness in communities of color.

The five award-winners will receive:


  • A $15,000 grant
  • Free WW memberships for key members of the organization
  • Inclusion in WW’s giving cycle and targeted marketing campaigns
  • Exposure to WW leadership and experts, plus our community of millions


Winning organizations must be:


  • A 501(c)3, fiscally sponsored organization or mutual aid organization - with no political or religious affiliation and located in the US.
  • Notably run by BIPOC leadership or a BIPOC leader
  • Founded within the last 10 years
  • Focused on the needs of an individual community by keeping its voice and lived experience at the heart of all efforts
  • Tangibly improving the lives and well being of individuals and communities using an evidence-based approach
  • Democratizing holistic wellness in the areas of nutrition, fitness, mindset, or sleep

The application is now closed, but be sure to check back on May 7 to vote for one of our five winners!

Questions? We have answers!

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If you need assistance completing the application, email us at wwgood@ww.com.

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Anyone can apply regardless of their affiliation with WW.


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Please contact wwgood@ww.com. We will do our best to respond within 72 hours.


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Yes, for the 2021 WW Wellness Impact Award only U.S. based organizations are eligible.


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Yes - each year WW will select a different focus area for the WW Wellness Impact Award. If you meet the eligibility criteria for the 2022 award, you will be eligible to apply regardless of previous application status.


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Organizations can submit an application for the WW Wellness Impact Award at ww.com/impactaward through April 9. All applicants will be notified whether they are a finalist by May 7, and invited to participate in a final round interview. A total of ten finalists and five winners will be selected.


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Applications will be accepted until 12 AM EST on April 9, 2021


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No! 501(c)3 organizations, fiscally sponsored organizations and mutual aid organizations with no political or religious affiliations, located within the U.S. are encouraged to apply.


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The $15,000 grant can be used towards program, operating and/or marketing costs. The funds may not be be used for lobbying or political purposes.


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All finalists will be notified by May 7, 2021 via email.


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Winners will be announced in June. Four of the 5 winners will be selected by a WW committee and one by the WW member community.


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Once 10 finalists are selected, WW members will be able to vote for one winner. The voting window opens May 7 through May 21. Check back on May 7 to cast your vote.


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Yes. Once an organization is nominated, they will be contacted to submit an application.


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The nomination window is open from February 25 through March 8.


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Puedes llenar la solicitud respondiendo a todas las preguntas de solicitud que se encuentran en este documento. Envía la solicitud completa y la información financiera solicitada a wwgood@ww.com con el asunto “Solicitud” antes del 9 de abril de 2021.


1. How 'Nature Deprived' Neighborhoods Impact the Health of People of Color. National Geographic Website. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/07/how-nature-deprived-neighborhoods-impact-health-people-of-color/. Accessed January 15, 2021.

2. The COVID-19 Crisis Continues to Have Uneven Economic Impact by Race and Ethnicity. Urban Institute website. https://www.urban.org/urban-wire/covid-19-crisis-continues-have-uneven-economic-impact-race-and-ethnicity. Accessed January 25, 2021.

3. Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity. 2019. https://racialequity.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/1126_PRE_Infographic_final.pdf . Accessed January 25, 2021.