On behalf of resident Trish Bowe, a local CLU/State Farm Agent and State Farm Insurance Companies, State Farm is seeking nonprofits to apply for its grant program Neighborhood Assist. Forty nonprofits across the country, who apply and are selected, will each win a $25,000 grant. The grants are given 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.
Here’s how the program works:
Submission Phase: Starts June 2 and ends when 2,000 submissions are reached
Individuals can submit a cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com starting June 2. The company will accept the first 2,000 submissions. The State Farm Review Committee will then narrow the field to the Top 200 finalists using a scoring rubric.
Voting Phase: August 18-27
Ultimately, voters will decide which community improvement projects will win. The public will have a chance to vote 10 times a day, every day for 10 days, from August 18-27, for their favorite causes from the list of finalists. Voting will take place at www.neighborhoodassist.com.
Winners Announced: September 29
The 40 causes that receive the most votes will each win a $25,000 grant. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 29, at www.neighborhoodassist.com.
“State Farm is pleased to bring back Neighborhood Assist for its tenth year,” said Rasheed Merritt, Assistant Vice President at State Farm. “This program is all about building stronger neighborhoods together.”
Last year, 145,000 people cast 3.9 million votes in support of their favorite causes, selecting winners from small towns and big cities.
Since the program began, more than 340 causes have received a total of $9 million to enact change in their communities.