BLOOMINGTON, Ill.,
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2022
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A Century of Good: State Farm® Awards $2M to Environmental Causes

On 100th Anniversary, Company Emphasizing Commitment to Sustainability.

Embracing the future. Empowering good neighbors. Building a better world.

In commemoration of its 100th anniversary, State Farm® is dedicating $2 million dollars to create safer, stronger more resilient communities.

The grants, known as the Century of Good, will support projects focused on a range of community-specific environmental priorities. These include improving air quality and energy efficiency, addressing climate change, improving recycling rates and conserving green spaces.

Building stronger neighborhoods together

Up to $500,000 in funding will be provided to community-based organizations within Bloomington, Illinois, Normal, Illinois, Atlanta, Georgia, Tempe, Arizona and Dallas, Texas.

Cultivating a healthy, sustainable environment

The grantees include:

City of Bloomington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department (Bloomington, IL) is working to provide current and future generations a sense of community, preserved green spaces, and diverse programs. Century of Good grant funding will be leveraged for revitalization projects at O’Neil Park, including native planting.

Town of Normal Parks & Recreation Department (Normal, IL) provides citizens and visitors with a clean, safe, environmentally pleasant community. Century of Good grant funding will be used to support revitalization projects at Carden Park and the Constitution Trail.

The Ecology Action Center (EAC) (Normal, IL) serves as a central resource for environmental education, outreach and assistance. To improve air quality, reduce carbon sequestration and provide watershed protection, the EAC launched a tree planting program in 2021. Its goal is to plant 100,000 new trees in McLean County over the next 10 years.

Live Thrive (Atlanta, GA) diverts household hazardous waste from landfills and water systems by providing a permanent drop-off facility for hard to recycle items. The organization is expanding, with plans to open a new location.

Trust for Public Land (Dallas, TX) helps communities raise money, conduct research, protect land and design/renovate parks, playgrounds, trails and gardens. It’s working to expand park and trail access to impacted neighborhoods while improving health, education and equitable development in Southern Dallas.

The Office of Sustainability (Tempe, AZ) is mitigating the negative effects of extreme heat. Collaborating with local school districts, first responders and businesses, Tempe is planning to address storm water retention, plant native trees and outfit public buildings with renewable energy.

To learn more about the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability, visit esg.statefarm.com.

About State Farm®:

For 100 years, the mission of State Farm has been, and continues to be, 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 more than 19,400 agents and approximately 53,400 employees serve over 87 million policies and accounts – which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for rentersbusiness 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. 42 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.​

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