The AAO Corporate Award is given to organizations, corporations, or agencies of any kind that have been particularly supportive of archives and/or the archival community. Nominees may include:
- Organizations that have provided significant support to the promotion of education, publishing, and/or other professional activities (including mounting of programs on behalf of the archival community, provision of expertise, or direct financial contribution).
- Organizations that have provided significant support to the activities of a particular institution.
- Organizations that have demonstrated imagination or creativity in the use of archives.