Big Thought Receives Recognition as “Organization of the Year” as Part of D CEO’s 2022 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards

D CEO recognizes 126 North Texas nonprofit organizations and corporations for the 2022 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards. 

DALLAS JULY 21, 2022D CEO has named Big Thought as a finalist in the large-scale “Organization of the Year” category as part of the 2022 Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards. This award is presented in partnership with the Communities Foundation of Texas. One hundred and twenty-six organizations were selected as finalists out of nearly 500 submissions, including both nonprofit leaders in education and corporate leaders in sustainability.

As an impact nonprofit, Big Thought works to close the opportunity gap by equipping all youth with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and world. The organization exists to facilitate a brighter future for youth that have historically been held back at the starting line. From in-house programs, community partnerships and program consulting and design, Big Thought empowers and equips youth to ‘Create Great.’ 

Big Thought serves Dallas youth through thousands of hours of programming each year. The organization does tangible, on-the-ground work to empower youth and close the opportunity gap with an unwavering commitment to equity in all community learning spaces.

“We are honored to be named among our fellow nonprofit and corporate leaders as we cast our vision into the future,” says Byron Sanders, president and CEO of Big Thought. “Youth, now more than ever, need experiences that build 21st century skills. We’ve set the framework to trail-blaze another transformative year along with partner organizations alongside our youth, these young creators, and are eager to address the learning and opportunity gaps in our communities.” 

All final award recipients will be featured in D CEO’s August issue and will be honored at an awards event on July 21 where winners in each category will be revealed.

View the list of D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship award recipients here.


Big Thought is an impact education nonprofit that closes the opportunity gap by equipping all youth in marginalized communities with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. Driven by its mission to make imagination a part of everyday learning, Big Thought has become a national model in arts education, out of school time systems, summer learning and juvenile justice intervention.