Forty causes will each win a $25,000 grant to assist their neighborhoods
A grant funding opportunity from State Farm is being offered at a time when non-profits and the communities they serve need it most. State Farm Neighborhood Assist will award $25,000 grants to 40 nonprofit organizations to help fund neighborhood improvement projects.
According to a recent State Farm research study, one-quarter of respondents say that they are “extremely” or “very” involved in trying to improve their neighborhood and six-in-ten are trying to improve their neighborhood in some capacity. State Farm Neighborhood Assist can be a catalyst for that change.
Here’s how the program works:
Submission Phase: Individuals can submit a cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com starting July 15. A submission guide is available on the website. State Farm will accept the first 2,000 submissions. The State Farm Review Committee will then narrow the field to the Top 200 finalists.
Voting Phase: 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 Sept. 23-Oct. 2, for their favorite causes from the list of finalists.
Winners Announced: The 40 causes that receive the most votes will each win a $25,000 grant. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 4.
“Grant programs that address community needs, like Neighborhood Assist, are more important than ever,” said Annette Martinez, State Farm Senior Vice President. “This initiative truly embodies the spirit of being a Good Neighbor.”
Last year, 163,000 people cast 4.4 million votes in support of their favorite causes, selecting winners from small towns and big cities. Since the program began, State Farm has awarded $8 million in support of more than 300 causes.
If interested in learning more, visit www.neighborhoodassist.com or call your local State Farm agent.