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2018
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40 causes will each win a $25,000 grant to assist their neighborhood

Take Action in Your Community through State Farm Neighborhood Assist®

Neighbors across the country will soon have an exciting opportunity to help change their communities for the better through State Farm Neighborhood Assist®. Part of the State Farm Neighborhood of Good® initiative which inspires and empowers people to turn caring into doing, State Farm Neighborhood Assist is back for its seventh year.

The program awards $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood education, safety and community development projects.

Here’s how the easy process works:

Submission Phase: June 6-June 15 or when 2,000 submissions are reached, whichever comes first

Individuals can submit a cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com from June 6-June15 or when 2,000 submissions are reached, whichever comes first. The State Farm Review Committee will then narrow the field to the top 200 submissions using a scoring rubric.

Voting Phase: Aug. 15-Aug.24

Ultimately, voters will decide which community improvement projects win big. The public will have a chance to vote 10 times a day, every day for 10 days from August 15-August 24 for their favorite causes from the list of finalists. Voting will take place at www.neighborhoodassist.com.

Winners Announced: Sept. 25

The 40 causes that receive the most votes will each win a $25,000 grant. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, September 25 at www.neighborhoodassist.com.

“Neighborhood Assist is another example of how State Farm is successfully turning caring into doing in communities all across the U.S.,” said Ed Woods, State Farm Director-Human Resources. “From identifying an important cause to rallying your community to vote for it, this program is all about neighbors helping neighbors.”

Last year, 119,000 people cast 3.1 million votes in support of their favorite causes, selecting winners from small towns and big cities.

Since the program began, State Farm has awarded $6 million to more than 200 organizations.

About State Farm®:

The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its nearly 19,000 agents and approximately 65,000 employees serve approximately 83 million policies and accounts – approximately 81 million auto, fire, life, health and commercial policies and approximately 2 million bank accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business ownersboats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 36 on the 2018 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.