Each year, the Do Something Awards inspire American youth by honoring a handful of extraordinary young people who have founded nonprofits and made an important difference for their communities. The five nominees were announced in May -- and the winner will be selected based on the number of votes they receive from the public. Each nominee receives a $10,000 grant for their nonprofit, and the winner will get a $100,000 grant.
The awards also honor celebrities that use their fame to raise awareness about causes, give back to communities in need and make a difference in other ways. This year's nominees include Matt Damon, Ben Stiller, Shakira and many more actors, comedians, musicians and athletes.
The awards kick off tonight at 9 p.m. EDT -- airing live on VH1.
Host Jane Lynch reminds you to tune in.