1.8 Million Votes Cast for a Million Dollars
40 communities get $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grants to make a difference
In just 10 days, 72,000 people cast 1.8 million votes. As a result, 40 communities, in 25 states, will be getting an assist from State Farm. The $25,000 Farm Neighborhood Assist grants will fund improvements in those communities.
State Farm Neighborhood Assist is a crowd-sourced, philanthropic initiative. It empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods. Non-profits affiliated with each of the top 40 causes receive grants to address them.
“State Farm is here to help life go right in neighborhoods all across the country. We look forward to seeing the changes in these 40 communities because of the Neighborhood Assist grants,” said Kellie Clapper, State Farm Assistant Vice President – Human Resources.
At least one submission was received from each of the 50 states. The State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB) selected the top 200 finalists from 2,000 submissions. The YAB is a diverse group of 30 students passionate about social responsibility. In the past five years, the program has awarded a total of $5 million to enact local community change.
For a complete list of the top 40 causes, please visit: www.neighborhoodassist.com.
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