One Million Dollars For Meaningful Content is helping storytelling evolve. Our curators hand-select the content you see here to be awarded distribution grants from the Meaningful Content Fund — one million dollars' worth of media to ensure great content never goes unseen. The Sharethrough Exchange (STX), a software platform for content distribution, publishes each piece of content to sites across the Web and produces data-driven insights to help uncover why each story resonates.
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Giving Birth to Ideas

The evolution of humanity is in the midst of a cognitive revolution, the likes of which we’ve never seen.

Fascinating Informative Innovative

Hacking a Billboard

How do you get your message seen by 7 million people? You commit urban espionage with a Hong Kong skyscraper billboard...

Courageous Jaw-dropping Fascinating

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth

These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to visit for yourself...

Jaw-dropping Beautiful

What is Literature for?

A short film made for the School of Life, explaining why on earth we read books and what they could do for us.

Funny Informative Ingenious

How Vrindavan Widows Got Their Color Back

In many areas of the subcontinent, widows still suffer abuse & humiliation. Considered pariahs by patriarchal Indian society, they are stigm...

Inspiring Beautiful Heartwarming

The Brave And Difficult Lives Of Indian Transgender Females

A rare glimpse into the homes and lives of Indian transgender females that have been ostracized by their families and rejected by society.

Jaw-dropping Inspiring Heartwarming

Dining Etiquette and Eating Customs Around the World

Eating at restaurants abroad can be a minefield of dining customs and etiquette faux pas. Brush up on the table manners of your chosen destinati...

Fascinating Inspiring Informative


With brand new tech coming out every day it’s easy to ignore where the old devices go. You should probably learn the horrific truth.

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Pushing On

We all knew he was born to dance. You probably didn’t know he lived to dance. And eventually he died dancing.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s wisdom reaches far beyond the theater. His ideas on happiness and death provide enlightenment and understanding.

Fascinating Heartwarming Ingenious

Every Runner Has A Reason

Ronnie Goodman may well be San Francisco's most unexpected half-marathoner. This is the story of why he runs.

Inspiring Informative Heartwarming

$1,000,000 (One Million)

When someone walks into an art gallery they expect to see art. But when it hits them unexpectedly in the street, everything is candid emotion.

Fascinating Beautiful Innovative

The Slave Laborers Behind Your Computer

You won’t hear about this kind of slave labor in the news. See the most important thing no one is talking about.

Jaw-dropping Fascinating Informative


Ah the things we do for love. In our latest short film, Beth learns that matters of the heart can get a little wonky when donating blood is invo...

Jaw-dropping Funny Ingenious

Portraits of People and Their Hidden Passions

Photographers Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini capture amateur astronomers, chess players, and more in their natural environment.

Inspiring Beautiful Innovative

Learning About Humanity on Public Transportation

There is no public transportation more recognizable or documented than the New York Subway. In it you'll find artists, scholars, bankers, an...

Courageous Jaw-dropping Fascinating

Stimulant of the Masses

Meet the radical ex-priest who took on Brazil's military dictatorship.

Courageous Inspiring


Kim Alsbrooks paints historical portraits and settings on trash. Although initially working out of Charleston, Kim now works and lives in Philad...

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Vanishing Island

This short documentary profiles residents of the Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana, as they confront a future threatened by sinking shorelines a...

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Not Mine

This is my graduate project in 'Graphic Design' at the HIT college in Israel. My thesis is that nothing is original, therefore, none of ...

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